Professional Development Opportunities

The Plainedge Teacher Center offers a variety of opportunities for professional development:

Courses and ETI (Effective Teaching Institute) Workshops

  • A course is created by the instructor and generally runs for 15 hours which is the equivalent to 1 in-service credit.
  • ETI Workshops meet for less hours than courses and are generally no less than two hours long. Teachers may bank these credits towards 1 in-service credit.
  • Seminars meet for 6 hours.
  • New Teacher Institute, open only to our newly hired teachers, are workshops that run for two hours once per month over the course of the year. New Teachers receive a stipend for attending these workshops.
  • If you have an idea for a course, workshop or seminar, you must propose the idea on MLP and complete the proposal form there.

Collegial Circles

A Collegial Circle is a group of teachers who gather with a common goal in mind. Most collegial circles meet to have a discussion

regarding specific curriculum and develop activities and strategies to enhance curriculum. Circles generally meet for a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 30 hours. If you would like to facilitate a Collegial Circle, you must propose the idea on MLP and complete the proposal form there.

Professional Book Talks


A Book Talk consists of a group of teachers who gather to read and discuss a book that is chosen by the facilitator

that directly relates to the teaching profession. Book Talks generally meet between 5 hours and 15 hours. If you would

like to facilitate a Book Talk, you must propose the idea on MLP and complete the proposal form there.

Professional Development Projects

These projects are offered to support you, the teacher, in your efforts to develop new startegies for teaching

and presenting curriculum. The Plainedge Teacher center will support your efforts by providing you with funds to purchase materials that are needed to complete a specific project with your class. Teacher projects are limited to a maximum

amount of $500. Project funds may be used to purchase materials and supplies necessary to help successfully complete

your project. Funds may not be used to purchase services. If you have a special project idea, apply on MLP.

The Policy Board will review all applications and make a timely decision.

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