• Roles & Responsibilities for District Staff Development

    School Level:

    1. Provide an opportunity for all staff (e.g. paraprofessionals, teachers, custodians, administrators, etc.) to share their ideas about staff development as a part of developing the plan.
    2. Set goals for the school or group based on feedback from above.
    3. Create, adopt and participate in a staff development plan that ties to school and district goals.
    4. Provide an opportunity for all staff to give feedback about the staff development plan and its implementation.

    School Administrators:

    1. Serve as a voting representative on the school staff development committee.
    2. Provide leadership and support the school’s staff development process.
    3. Develop the means for on-going communication regarding staff development opportunities and best practices.
    4. Serve as a role model for professional growth.
    5. Encourage participation in staff development opportunities.
    6. Provide input, based on a needs assessment, to the school committee regarding building-wide needs for staff development.
    7. Help staff align individual goals with building goals.
    8. Manage staff development budget according to the site plan.

    School Staff Development Committee:

    1. Assure that membership includes representation of all building employees with a majority being teachers.
    2. Foster a school climate that supports school improvement.
    3. Collect and use data, input and feedback to assist in the development and implementation of a site staff development plan.
    4. Provide leadership and support the school’s staff development process.
    5. Participate in ongoing staff development leadership training.
    6. Provide approval of staff development expenditures according to their staff development plan.
    7. Assist in planning school in-service activities and on-going programs
    8. Submit a budget report to the school for review and planning
    9. Evaluate results of staff development activities.

    Advisory Staff Development Committee:

    1. Assist site professional development teams in developing a site plan consistent with the goals of the plan.
    2. Develop the District 622 Staff Development Plan
    3. Evaluate staff development efforts at the site level
    4. Be a member of the school staff development committee and / or represent a specific employee unit.
    5. Advocate for time and money needed to support building level work
    6. Follow norms of collaboration
    7. Participate in on-going staff development leadership training
    8. Share district staff development training and ideas with the site staff development committee.

    Staff Development Specialists:

    1. Serve as an ex officio member of Advisory Staff Development Committee.
    2. Assist in research as requested by the sites.
    3. Communicate staff development ideas for individuals, groups, buildings, levels, and multiple sites
    4. Consult with individuals, groups, buildings, levels, and multiple sites as requested.
    5. Participate in ongoing staff development leadership training.
    6. Support site and district staff development plans.

    Curriculum & Staff Development Coordinator:

    1. Serve as an ex officio member of Advisory Staff Development Committee.
    2. Listen to / Share staff development ideas, including best practices, for individuals, groups, buildings, levels.
    3. Manage the district staff development budget according to the district plan
    4. Submit a detailed budget report to the ASDC for review and planning (Budget Manager’s report)
    5. Provide budget allocation for director to study the area of staff development
    6. Obtain approval for the District 622 Staff Development Plan from the Superintendent and School Board
    7. Collect data from the sites in order to submit the District 622 Staff Development Report to the State of Minnesota, ASDC and the School Board.