Cecil County Public Schools utilizes the professional learning standards that were created and published by the National Staff Development Council as well as the Maryland Professional Development Standards. These standards make explicit that the purpose of professional learning is for educators to develop the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions they need to help students perform at higher levels.
Our professional belief is that student success and achievement is directly linked to the effective professional learning that educators participate in on a regular basis.
For information regarding professional learning standards represented by the Learning Forward Professional Learning Association, click this link:
For the Maryland State Department of Education’s discussion of professional learning standards, click this link: