GCL: Professional Development
The Vancouver Board of Education is committed to support the professional growth and development of staff. The Board believes that the development of professional skills will benefit both the school system and the individual staff member. Therefore, the Board encourages it’s entire staff to participate in continuous professional growth that enhances teaching and supports student learning.
Professional development includes a broad range of activities that can provide opportunities for growth in knowledge, skills, and attributes leading to improved practice. These activities may be initiated by individuals within individual schools and other work sites, among several schools, or across the district.
The Board recognizes the effectiveness of ongoing professional development activities and supports all work sites in incorporating these activities in ongoing plans for improvement.