Overview of Professional Development

Creating dynamic professional development for school administrators, teachers, and trustees

Through committee work, surveys, and conversations with leaders in teaching and administration, VAIS develops a strong, relevant program of conferences, workshops, and online learning opportunities.The VAIS Professional Development Advisory Commission (PDAC) is the main driver for the Leading Learning Conference (LLC) and thematic efforts throughout the school year. In addition to PDAC, VAIS has a number of working committees that converse, develop, and plan specific programming, i.e., the Business Officers Planning Committee. These committees are mindful of crafting programs of high quality, as well as high value. 

As part of its accreditation process, VAIS requires that its member schools have a functioning program for continuing professional development.  Not only will this benefit the educators but ultimately the well-being and sustainability of the school.

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