Professional Development

Constellation Schools are committed to improving student learning by providing professional development activities that are research-based and relevant to individual school's needs. The professional development will be sustained over time and incorporate technology so that each participant will have the confidence and capabilities to provide rigorous instruction that challenges students' thinking. Through professional development we can ensure all students reach their full potential to contribute to a democratic society including maximizing each student's abilities and encouraging self-reflection and a lifelong love for learning.

Our Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) follows all state requirements to renew teaching/principal certificates and licensures.

Several professional development opportunities are provided before the start of the school year, such as:

● Technology Integration
● Social Emotional Learning
● Trauma Informed Care
● Curriculum
● Health Training
● Classroom Management
● Building Relationships with Students
● Intentional Teacher Strategies

The professional development coach provides a framework of support and professional development for all teachers. The coaches create an atmosphere for collaboration and teamwork in helping to achieve the goals of the school. Professional development coaches provide various workshops to enhance academic and professional growth for the teachers and the schools. Several professional development opportunities include:

● Classroom management
● Engaging ways to teach in a remove environment
● Teaching in a hybrid model
● Technology integration
● Effective asynchronous activities
● Building relationships with disengaged students

The Ohio Resident Educator Program is a comprehensive, four-year initiative to assist beginning teachers with mentoring and professional development as they start their education careers. Ohio Revised Code 3319.223 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-24-04 provide the basis for the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the requirement to successfully pass the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). When teachers successfully complete program requirements, including the RESA component, they become eligible for a professional teaching license. Teachers take the RESA in year 3 of the four-year program.

A resident educator mentor is provided to all teachers in the Resident Educator Program. Mentors and resident educators collaborate in the areas of instruction, assessment, lesson planning, and student achievement. Mentors offer onsite, individualized support to teachers in order to meet the needs of the teachers and their students.