Our teachers are our most important assets in maintaining the high quality standards of learning placed on our community's children . Ongoing professional development is essential to maintain those standards. The Point Pleasant School District participates in a variety of continuing professional development initiatives to help teachers improve their teaching practices and ultimately their students' achievements.
District-wide workshops are offered throughout the year to help teachers expand their knowledge in content areas, as well as sharpen their classroom management skills. The faculty is encouraged to incorporate current technological standards into instructional strategies in all content areas.
During the summer sessions teachers may expand their knowledge of differentiated instruction, alternative assessments and writing across curricula through available workshops.
The district also participates in a Teacher Induction Program to assist new teachers in realizing their professional potential. A long-standing initiative, the four-year program provides comprehensive assistance to new teachers in the form of mentoring, collaborative learning, professional development and standards-based evaluation.
At Point Pleasant Schools we are fortunate to have a faculty that proactively seeks programs to increase skills and educational and instructional improvements to better serve their students. The administration encourages this spirit and will continue to offer our teachers professionally enriching programs.
Suggestions Are Encouraged
If you know of professional development workshops or resources that could be helpful to faculty and staff, please forward information to Jacquelyn Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting suggestions please put "Professional Development" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Teacher Induction Program
This widely acclaimed professional development program helps college graduates turn strong theoretical understanding into effective teaching practices. It also helps experienced teachers transition smoothly into the district.
Upcoming Professional Development Events
Please consult the following links for Professional Development opportunities
- Garden State Summit
- Ocean County Professional Development Network Workshops
- March 14th: K-5: Creating a Responsive Classroom Culture (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) @ Toms River Int. East
- March 14: 6-12: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture in the Secondary Classroom (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) @ Toms River Int. East