By Carol Meyer
Interim Supt. of Schools Kathryn (Katie) Roberts recently presented the 2023-2025 Hingham Public Schools "Continuous Cycle of Learning" Professional Development Plan to the School Committee, which met with unanimous approval.
The plan centers around a vision statement that professional development offerings will be "purposeful, collaborative, and responsive to the needs of educators, with a focus on the inclusion and success of all students."
The HPS Professional Development Committee created the plan in conjunction with educators and administrators and is directly aligned to the vision of the Hingham Public Schools Strategic Plan.
Running parallel with the Professional Development Plan are the HPS Technology Plan and Equity Audit and associated plan. Many of the goals developed for the technology and equity plans have professional development implications.
"Together, these documents provide a road map for professional learning in our district as we strive to implement the most current research-based practices," the plan states.
Professional development plan goals include:
* implementation of high-quality curriculum and universally designed instruction and inclusive and culturally responsive practices in all classrooms;
* fostering a safe and supportive school environment; and
* mentoring and leadership development.
The Professional Development Plan is posted on the Hingham Public Schools website.