Laughlin Professional Development Center
The mission of the GCS Professional Development Department is to improve student achievement through the creation of a professional learning community that provides high quality professional development opportunities by supporting the district's strategic plan, exploring current research in education, promoting more effective teaching and learning, and fostering personal and professional growth.
The Professional Development Department of GCS oversees high quality professional development by:
The following courses are offered through our professional development department:
GCS-PROFDEV: Reading Social Studies: Why Bother? (literacy or academic credit)
GCS-PROFDEV: Reading Strategies to Support Common Core Standards (literacy or academic credit)
GCS-PROFDEV: Does Vocabulary Affect Academic Development (literacy or academic credit)
GCS-PROFDEV: Differentiated Instruction (academic credit)
GCS-NC Teacher Evaluation Training for Peer Observers
GCS-PROFDEV: How to Help Adolescent Males Succeed in Mid/Hi Sch (academic or paraprofessional credit credit)
GCS-PROFDEV: Unique Strategies to Instruct & Motivate Elementary Boys (academic or paraprofessional credit)
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Digital Literacies in the K-12 Classroom can be submitted for 1.2 Literacy CEUs.
Did You Know?
During the 2011-2012 school year:
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