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Overview

  • The Newton Public Schools is committed to providing opportunities for adult learning that enhances educators' knowledge, skills, and expertise. Through professional learning, educators deepen their content knowledge, learn innovative and research-based instructional strategies, and strive to understand all students' diverse learning needs while holding them to high expectations. Professional learning is an investment in constructive improvements of teaching and learning in the district.

    Professional learning programming is face-to-face, online, and/or blended. It includes the following offerings:
    • Summer: courses, seminars, workshops and curriculum development 
    • Summer: curriculum & technology integration courses
    • New Teacher Induction and Mentoring
    • Kindergarten September Seminars
    • Responsive Classroom trainings
    • School Year Middle School city-wide curriculum department seminar series
    • School Year Elementary Curriculum seminar series
    • High School Department Professional Development
    • Special Education Overview Course
    • New Evaluation Professional Development 
    • Studying Skillful Teaching 
    • Introduction to Second Language Learning and Teaching Course
    • New ELL- RETELL and WIDA
    • IDEAS: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support Success of all Students Course
    • IDEAS: Building Bridges for Understanding Race and Culture Course
    Newton also has several professional development partnerships that extend and enrich our program, including: EDCO Collaborative, Primary Source, Teachers21 and Research for Better Teaching.