Pickerington teachers are dedicated to enhancing their skills as educators, as evidenced by their commitment to continued learning and professional development.
The district and our teachers value ongoing professional development as part of a cycle of continuous improvement.
In the 2017-18 school year, our teachers completed six full days — plus about two extra hours per month — of professional development. Weekly professional development experiences within teacher-based teams ensure our educators keep their skills razor sharp, stay on the cutting edge of educational technology, and to develop lesson plans that combine multiple disciplines, such as math, language arts, and science.
It also allows teachers time to work together to review data on individual students, classrooms, grades, and schools — and then develop plans based on that information.
Most Pickerington teachers have become Google Certified Educators, allowing them to make the most of the technology investments of the district.