2009-2010 School Calendar Sub-Committee Information
The School Committee, in partnership with the Central Office of the Danvers Public Schools, has convened a study committee to consider various options in the development of the 2009-2010 school year calendar. The following links provide information about "Professional Learning Communities". Professional Learning Communities provide collaborative time for administrators, teachers, and staff to focus on student learning and achievement. The articles and links below are a small sampling of information available on this subject.
What is a Professional Learning Community? Click here to read.
Tools for Schools. Click here to read.
The Gift of Time. Click here to read.
Another teacher professional development day? Lose another day of class time? Can we afford this? Click here to read.
National Staff Development Council has answered parents' most frequently asked questions about professional learning. Click Here for more.
Time has been used to structure what happens in schools, both in and
out of the classroom. How can time be shaped to serve improvement
efforts? How can teachers find time for their learning? How do
alternate schedules affect student learning? This selection of
resources will help you explore the issue of time and learn strategies
to use time wisely. Click here for more.