Professional Development

Purpose
The Professional Development Training/Opportunities Bulletin Board was established in accordance with KRS156.095 (6). It serves as a resource for educators seeking to improve their skills, achieve their goals and help students learn. All professional development programs sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education, as well as external providers who voluntarily wish to participate will be identified. Programs will be identified using the five Advanc-Ed Standards, program content, target grade levels and the targeted audience. Posting information on the bulletin board by the department shall not be viewed as an endorsement of the quality of any specific provider or program.

Educators
You have the ability to search for topics using multiple descriptors in four categories.

Providers
We encourage providers to include a link to or create a web page about their offering where additional information could be made available. Please visit Related Links for more information about setting up a Web site and for the provider application form.

Professional Development for Teachers
The Professional Development Bulletin Board is managed by the Division of Next Generation Professionals. In addition to the five AdvancEd Standards, there are seven Professional Learning Standards. The use of these standards in the design and implementation of learning provide quality results for Kentucky‚Äôs educators and lead to an increase in educator effectiveness. Please contact Christine Boatwright at (502) 564-1479 or Christine.boatwright@education.ky.gov for additional information.

Effective Instructional Leadership Act Credit
This program is handled through the Division of Next Generation Professionals. As indicated above, participation in the bulletin board is voluntary for professional development providers or vendors. However, Effective Instructional Leadership training sessions require approval prior to the training being conducted. (704 KAR 3:325). The application for approval can be found here. Please contact Lorrie Devers at (502) 564-1479 or Lorrie.Devers@education.ky.gov for additional information.

 If you have questions visit the Professional Development home page or email Christine Boatwright.