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Curriculum and Development at NNPS

Taught Curriculum

Taught Curriculum: Employee Expertise

OUR MISSION:
We will grow the natural talents and skills of our NNPS employees to ensure that all learners find success.

 University of Employee Development

The University of Employee Development (U-Ed) helps employees navigate the vast array of in-house professional development opportunities in a way that makes sense to the individual. Professional learning catalogs are published each semester to highlight the wide variety of division-level development opportunities that exist.  To browse through the current offerings, CLICK HERE.  Participants must register for courses using the embedded PDMS links.

University of Employee Development

 Continuous Improvement

NNPS is committed to elevating the knowledge, skill, and experience levels of all employees.

We provide support for employees who wish to further their education or obtain additional certifications and help to promote instructional excellence through mechanisms such as National Board certification.

Smart is Something You Become

 IGNITE Summer Learning Academy

IGNITE Summer Learning

Teachers across the division are IGNITING their passion for teaching through our summer learning event, IGNITE. Participating teachers can earn NNPS learning certificates. Nearly 90 courses are being offered across three strands:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • STEM Quest
  • Youth Development

Download and browse the IGNITE catalog, then register for classes.

 Instructional Coaching

NNPS provides direct, job-embedded support for teachers to further develop their professional expertise. Instructional coaching opportunities are available to teachers at all levels and across many disciplines, including English & language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and technology.

At the elementary level, our team of teacher coaches works across content areas to support new teachers and those who are new to a grade level. Coaching work is customized and driven by the learner to provide a meaningful experience that impacts performance and sustains improvement. Click here to learn more about the impact of the teacher coach team

Our coaches and specialists are experts in their fields and are passionate about supporting colleagues. By developing strong relationships and using a research-based approach, NNPS teachers and coaches collaborate to learn together.

 New Teacher Support

NNPS provides a variety of supports for new teachers. All first year teachers participate in a year-long mentoring program with an optional second year.

At the elementary level, these teachers are also paired with a teacher coach to further personalize the learning experience.

Additional, specialized learning opportunities are available through the New Teacher Academy, offered through our division-level professional development program.

Finally, our team of model teachers is prepared to support and assist new teachers throughout the school year.

Learn more about the NNPS model teacher team.

 Professional Learning in Action

We are serious about building the expertise of our employees. With specific goals and an intentional plan to reach those goals, we are working together strategically to get smarter. Learn about some recent professional learning opportunities offered for and by NNPS educators. Learn more!

Professional Learning in Action