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.

Consultations and Collaboration with VAIS Staff
The VAIS Executive Director, and Director of Program Development are available to speak with teachers, administrators and Heads of School on a variety of issues relating to professional development, school leadership and school governance. Contact us directly for further dialogue about any topics of interest, or possible collaboration on a program.
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