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Professional Development - Teachers



Introduction to Leadership 2014-15


Professional Development is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Introduction to Leadership Class. This course is open to both certified and classified staff. Applicants MUST complete the formal application to participate. This application requires the signature of approval from the applicant’s immediate supervisor. The first full day of the class will be held on August 18th. Because this is a regular school/work day, it requires a substitute for a teachers and appropriate coverage for classified staff responsibilities. Individuals desiring to participate in the 2014-2015 Introduction to Leadership Course should submit the completed Introduction to Leadership Development Application and Supervisor Recommendation (Page 9 of the application) to Pat Donahue, Professional Development, Greenwood, no later than Friday, August 8th, 2014. The application is attached.


Teacher Resources


Free e-books through PLAN
Instruction Resources – FREE Access to Online E-books on Differentiated Instruction, Formative Assessment, and Group Development



Upcoming Events/Activities


None currently listed

Continuing Education Opportunities


Austin Peay State University - Master's in Reading Specialist
Austin Peay State University offering Master’s in Reading Specialist Program - cohort starting this Summer

Concordia University
New scholarships and grants now available to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.





The University of Southern Mississippi – Continuing Education for Teachers
The following online or CD-ROM based courses can be taken by education professionals for CEUs and by administrators for SEMI credit:
  • Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior
  • Reading & Writing in Content Area
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools
Visit www.virtualeduc.com/usm for a complete Course listing

In-service Information


In-Service Guidelines


Custom Professional Learning Activity Approval Form


In-Service Requirements for Certified Staff, (200 Day Contracts) 2014-2015


In-Service Days/Hours Days Worked Hire Dates
3 days / 18 hours
151 - 180 days
August 4 - September 17
2.5 days / 15 hours
121 - 150 days
September 18 - November 5
2 days / 12 hours
91 - 120 days
November 6 - January 6
1.5 days / 9 hours
61 - 90 days
January 7 - February 19
1 day / 6 hours
31 - 60 days
February 20 - April 10
0.5 day / 3 hours
0 - 30 days
April 13 - May 22