Dr. Rhonda Baldwin, Director
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The Professional Learning Department collaborates with all Douglas County Schools and Educators to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment.
All Douglas County Schools have representation on the Douglas County School System Professional Learning Council. This Council collaborates and provides guidance to ensure the professional growth needs of all educators are met.
The Professional Learning Council Purpose
The Professional Learning Council's purpose is to ensure success for all students by serving as the network for those who improve schools and by advancing individual and organization development. Adopted from NSDC
The Professional Learning Council Believes
- Change creates opportunities for growth.
- The primary purpose of staff development is school improvement as measured by success of every student.
- Professional development is fundamental to school improvement.
- All educators share the responsibility for both individual and organizational growth.
- Example is a powerful teacher.
- Trust is vital for individual and organization development.
- Diversity strengthens.
- Individuals and organizations are responsible for defining and achieving standards of excellence.
- Professional development is critical for all those who affect student learning.
- Effective professional development is critical for all those who affect student learning.
- Effective professional development is based on theory, research, and proven practice.
- Expectations influence accomplishment.
- Collaboration within the school community, students, families, community members, and staff is essential for school improvement and accelerated student success.
- Effective professional development honors differences in learners by using various approaches to learning.
- Professional development is responsible for organization development and individual development.
Adopted from NSDC
Learning Opportunities for the Community
The University of West Georgia offers many excellent learning opportunities at the Carrollton College Campus and at the Old Douglas County Courthouse. For specific course information and registration, please visit their website: www.westga.edu
Mercer University and the Douglas County Schools System are Collaborative Partners in Education. Mercer University offers many excellent learning opportunities at the Douglas County campus off Thornton Road. For specific course information and registration, please visit their website: http://www.mercer.edu/AdultPrograms