PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT Sample Clauses

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. A. Purpose In our rapidly changing society, teachers must constantly review curricular content, teaching methods and materials, educational philosophy and goals, social change, and other topics related to education. The Board recognizes that it shares with its professional staff responsibility for the upgrading and updating of teacher performance and attitudes. The Board and the Association support the principle of continuing training of teachers and the improvement of instruction. The parties further agree that each teacher should fulfill this obligation for professional improvement.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. The Board agrees to pay the full costs of tuition and any reasonable expenses incidental thereto incurred in connection with any courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, in-service training sessions or other educational matters which a teacher is required or requested to participate in by the administration or the Board, or which has the prior written approval of the Superintendent, other than those required by law. For those teachers who have not yet attained a Master’s degree (including those with a Master’s Equivalency), the Board agrees to reimburse each teacher for tuition fees to a maximum of the cost of twelve (12) graduate credits per year at the average cost of the graduate tuitions at three universities (Millersville University, Penn State University and Temple University) for the term of the contract. Tuition fees shall include the amount of additional charges at Millersville University which are required to be paid by the teacher. For example, a fee per credit of $61, would be equal to reimbursement of $183 for a three-credit course. A teacher taking graduate level course work at an accredited provider would be eligible for reimbursement for any related fee at a rate to match the academic fee at Millersville. For those teachers who have attained a Master’s degree, the Board agrees to reimburse each teacher for tuition fees to a maximum of the cost of nine (9) graduate credits per year at the average cost of the graduate tuitions at three universities (Millersville University, Penn State University and Temple University) for the term of the contract. Tuition fees shall include the amount of additional charges at Millersville University which are required to be paid by the teacher. For example, a fee per credit of $61, would be equal to reimbursement of $183 for a three-credit course. A teacher taking graduate level course work at an accredited provider would be eligible for reimbursement for any related fee at a rate to match the academic fee at Millersville. For those teachers who have attained a Master’s +60 designation, the Board agrees to reimburse each teacher for tuition fees to a maximum of the cost of six
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. A. The Board shall provide payment or reimbursement of graduate credits, subject to the following regulations:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. The Association recognizes that in our rapidly changing society, teachers must constantly review curriculum content, teaching methods and materials, educational philosophy and goals, social changes and other topics related to the quality of services in the classroom. The Committee recognizes that it shares with its professional staff the responsibility for achieving the optimum in teacher performance and attitudes, by agreeing as follows:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. The Board agrees to reimbursement of the cost of graduate credits subject to the following provisions.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. A. MA+30 credits of the Salary Guide shall include all graduate courses and in-service courses authorized by the Superintendent of Schools and approved by the Board of Education.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT. It is agreed that, upon the recommendation of the District Professional Development Committee, there shall be at least three (3) days during the school year for in-service programs in the district. Said in- service programs shall be cooperatively planned by staff and administration and reviewed by the District Professional Development Committee. The COMMITTEE shall pay the reasonable expenses (including fees, meals, lodging and/or transportation) incurred by teachers who attend workshops, seminars, conferences, or other professional improvement sessions at the request and/or with the advance approval of the Superintendent. Such approval will not be unreasonably withheld. It is expected in the usual course (not including grant programs) that the COMMITTEE will process and pay properly submitted reimbursement requests within two (2) COMMITTEE meetings following the request being presented. The submission requirements shall be as set forth in a reasonable process published by the Superintendent. A minimum of three teachers and three administrators from PreK-5, 6-8, and 9-12 will form a Professional Development Committee to meet a minimum of twice yearly with the “uperintendent’s designee to develop, support and evaluate the district’s professional development plan. Goals of the professional development plan will address memberslicensing and re-licensing, the district’s improvement plan and the school improvement plan. A pool of money, capped at $22,500 will be established for the purpose of compensating teachers for the cost of taking graduate courses necessary for their professional development plans. A committee named by the Superintendent and the LEA shall promulgate guidelines for the equitable use of this money. Please refer to Appendix 7 - page 52.