School Administrative Unit #9

Professional Development & Certification

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SAU#9 is committed to providing high quality, job-embedded professional development to our staff. Professional development takes place in different forms, based upon the needs of our students and educators. Our teacher workshop days provide opportunities for teachers to work in collaborative teams towards reaching school and district goals including the implementation of competency-based education, writing high quality learning objectives, and workshop model. There are after school opportunities in the forms of instructional seminars on topics from determined as a result of survey data from our educators. Additional professional development experiences are provided through mini-courses in areas such as Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) and leadership. Teacher leaders, administrators, and consultants structure the work to encourage growth and reflection. Our elementary literacy lab cohort continues to meet together to advance knowledge and skill in developing strong literacy skills within our students and practices within our classrooms. Teachers are provided opportunities to participate in off-site conferences, and then return to the district to share their learning with others. Our Professional Development Master plan is a tool we will use to focus and drive our work.

2017-2018 Instructional Seminars

We are excited to bring back the instructional seminars for the 2017-2018 school year.  Instructional Seminars are hour-long professional development opportunities for staff, facilitated by SAU#9 administrators, that take place from 3:30-4:30pm.  This year, the topics were determined as a result of data from the survey you completed.  Thank you to everyone who provided input.

Topics and Dates:

  • Using Mastery Objectives in the Workshop Classroom - October 10, 2017
  • Mindfulness - October 26, 2017
  • High Quality Feedback - November 8, 2017
  • Growth Mindset: Language and Practices - January 24, 2018
  • CBE:  The Basics in SAU9 - February 15, 2018  
  • Student-led Conferences - March 28, 2018 
  •  Assessment  for Learning in a CBE System- April 19, 2018 -
  • An Introduction to Quality Performance Assessments - May 7, 2018


Professional Development Calendar

To register for an upcoming professional development opportunity, click on the event link on the calendar.

Quality Performance Assessment Institute - Registration is Full

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Friday, March 23, 2018 (Teacher Workshop Day)


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Assistant Superintendent

Kathryn Wilson
603-447-8368 x21

Administrative Assistant
Siiri Chase
603-447-8368 x19

 Helpful Links

PD Master Plan

The New Hampshire Network

The Master Teacher  

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