USD 402 Professional Development Council

In any career field, professional development (PD) takes many forms (whether virtual or face-to-face) and occurs in various settings. Forms of professional development range from impromptu conversations with colleagues to national conventions involving expert speakers. Settings range from hallways to metropolitan civic centers. Whether the PD involves physical travel or a technological connection, successful PD always involves human and financial resources for planning, preparation, time away from daily routines, reflection, application, reinforcement, and more planning. In USD 402, we provide PD opportunities by utilizing the expertise of our excellent teaching and administrative staff, networking with professionals from other school districts, and consulting with state- and nationally-recognized experts.