Professional Development

Jenifer Kuras, Director

Jenifer KurasDirector

Phone(561) 649-6839
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm BeachFL33406
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Purpose and Functions

Professional Development is committed to working in collaboration with all schools and departments to provide, promote, and monitor high-quality professional learning that supports improved job performance for all employees.

In order to promote excellence and equity for all students, all professional training/coaching provided addresses the pillars of effective standards-based instruction in correlation to the Marzano Instructional Framework and/or Marzano School Leaders Framework.

In addition, Professional Development assists with all required reports at the District, State, and Federal level. Services provided include:

  • Marzano Instructional Framework training for district and school-based employees.
  • Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) System assistance and technical support for all schools and departments offering professional development.
  • Support for schools with aligning their school improvement efforts with their professional development plan.
  • Assistance and support for iObservation reports and use of the iObservation tool.
  • Support for all new educators on certification requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).
  • Ensures all student interns and practicum students from universities are placed with the appropriate personnel in District schools.
  • Support schools with the implementation and training required for Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
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