Principles of Best Practice for Professional Development
Professional development for educators is essential to the viability and growth of our schools. It is incumbent upon each member school to embrace professional development and set the highest goals and standards. To this end, the NYSAIS Professional Development Committee sets forth the following principles for schools to consider as they establish their own professional development programs, with the understanding this is a process affected by budget considerations.
A school with a strong professional development program supports faculty and staff in their desire to improve their effectiveness and skills by providing appropriate resources, mentoring, and evaluation. The head of school and the upper level administrators set the example of professional development through participation in activities, workshops, and conference opportunities.
A school with a strong Professional Development Program: