Gilbert Public Schools Department of Professional Growth & Development
  • Welcome to GPS Professional Growth!

About Professional Growth & Development

  • Shaping The Future, One Professional Journey At A Time

    Our Professional Growth & Development Department is dedicated to providing quality, research-based professional learning opportunities for all employees, certified and support staff. Courses offered focus on district goals, initiatives, Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards, Professional Learning Communities, professionalism and quality instruction in the classroom. Each course provides participants the opportunity to dialogue, collaborate and reflect as they continue to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning are embraced as an integral part of our professional development program. We harness the expertise that exists within our boundaries and encourages our faculty and staff to become professional development instructors and share their best practices, resources, and tools of the trade. We also recognize the importance of utilizing the latest researchers and practitioners from around the state and country.  As educators, we must model the idea of being life-long learners. It is the goal of the Professional Development Department to create a climate in which all employees move their professional practice forward. A climate that embraces the purpose of professional learning that is to impact educator practice and student achievement at all levels within the district.

    Guiding Principles:

    • Professional growth takes place when professionals discuss, collaborate, plan, engage and challenge each other in an intentional and focused way that ultimately results in improved instruction and engagement in the classroom for our students.

    • We are dedicated to providing our professionals with multiple opportunities to engage in meaningful growth activities that appropriately honor their professional needs, time and previous experiences.

    • Ongoing professional growth is essential to our continued success.

    Professional Growth & Development Office Hours: 7:30am–4:00pm

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