District-Sponsored Professional Development
Click here to register for district sponsored Professional Development workshops/courses.
Online Professional Development Courses
In order to be eligible for salary increment approval (and most likely even usable for re-licensure) the course or workshop must be offered by a college, university or by an organization only if that organization has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a provider of professional development points. Online professional development offered by out of state providers may be eligible but complete information about the provider must be included with the request form.
- Activity Request Form
- Workshop Evaluation Form (Online)
- Workshop Evaluation Form (Paper)
- Invoice form
Out-of-District Professional Development
Please note, Medford Public Schools will not be responsible for any cost associated with these offerings.
Instructional Strategies for ELD and SDAIE (K-12)/Flex Course: Do you have English Language Learners in your classroom? This online course will teach you how to use the into/through/beyond approach which is a proven effective model for working with ELLs. Attention will be given to SEI/ESL (ELD and SDAIE) strategies such as scaffolding, schema building, and reformatting text. Both formal and informal assessment methods will also be shared.
This is not the SEI Endorsement course!
Districtwide Goals for Professional Staff
1. To promote success for all students
2. To ensure that high standards are established and maintained
3. To effectively use data to guide instruction
4. To understand the nature of our increasingly diverse student population and to construct teaching and learning strategies that meet the needs of all learners regardless of a student’s special circumstance
5. To know and comply with applicable laws, regulations and approved practices required to maintain compliance with district, state and federal government mandates and policies
6. To promote teaching and learning that is standards based and reflective of the skills and content contained in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district curriculum
7. To help students attain maximum levels of performance on the MCAS exam and other required assessments
8. To promote forms of assessment in addition to MCAS that is balanced and includes both formative and summative assessments.
9. To contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of classroom and district curricula
10. To utilize pedagogy that research shows improves effective student learning
11. To provide students with high levels of content knowledge in core academic subjects.
12. To use technology as a teaching tool to enhance student learning
13. To promote College and Career Readiness Skills
14. To engage in professional growth that s consistent with the findings of individual staff evaluations and needs of licensure