Greenville Public Schools has professional development one to two times a month for a half day at a time. While we know, this means families have to make different plans for their children these days, the wealth of learning for our staff is powerful. This learning impacts each GPS student as well. Check out just a few of the things that went on during our last half-day on Oct 19, 2022:
- Elementary teachers and paraprofessional reading interventionists continued The LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Suite, which is professional learning that provides educators and administrators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading.
- Secondary teachers, in partnership with Spectrum Health, learned about Blue Envelope, so every school employee—from teachers to coaches and administrators knows how to respond to a student who may express thoughts of self-harm.
- Transportation, custodial, and food and nutrition staff partnered with social workers, behavioral specialists, and other professional staff to learn how to use positive behavioral supports and student relationships to build culture.