Overview of Professional Development

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust

VAIS offers a dynamic array of professional development opportunities 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. VAIS has the Professional Development Advisory Commission (PDAC), 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. 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 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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