The Manchester-Shortsville Central School District believes that professional development is essential to the success of our staff. In addition to our Superintendent's Conference Days, teachers are provided with the opportunity to self-select learning opportunities that match the goals they have set with their building principal through the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) process. This allows teachers to target focus areas and show growth by attending and implementing ideas they garner from the event they have participated in. We also have many teachers who engage in collaborative projects with their peers, always striving for improved student achievement.
New teachers to the District participate in training that covers the expectations of the District in regards to instructional planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation. These teachers meet monthly during their first year with the Assistant Superintendent to study a variety of topics that will assist them in their transition into our district.
We offer a variety of workshops through the District, BOCES, and outside agencies that cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: implementing the Next Generation Learning Standards, technology, literacy, brain-based learning, learning styles, special education training, assessment analysis and instructional action planning, as well as curriculum writing.