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The purpose of the Cambridge City School Districtís Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) is to oversee, review, and rule on Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP) for the purpose of educational license renewal.
The Ohio State Board of Education has enacted Senate Bill 230
which creates a system of teacher licensure that is performance-based and
grounded in the skills necessary for effective practice.
In addition, mandates for school reform have established specific student
Both sets of reforms will require more of teachers, including a
deep knowledge of subject matter, a better understanding of how students learn,
and a commitment to working closely with colleagues to design learning
activities and new assessments. Professional
development shall be designed to make school reform effective.
Change is both a people and policy process.
We adopt the policies and standards for reform; however, meaningful
change will occur when school staff have opportunities to develop the knowledge,
skills, and beliefs which transfer to specific plans for change and into
∑ Opportunities for professional development should address the complex relationships and interdependence among all aspects of the educational process. Implementing new organizational structures that promote shared responsibility, collaboration and continual learning for both students and adults are the goals for the Cambridge City Schools Professional Development Committee. Professional development is a continuous process of individual and collective examination of practice. It should empower educators to connect theory, practice, and student outcomes.
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