Professional Development

Professional Development is sustained and specialized training that is intended to improve teacher effectiveness by gaining professional knowledge, competence and skill resulting in raising student achievement and social emotional development. Professional Development needs to be linked to and support District Strategy, School Improvement Plans, administrators’ and educators’ SMART goals. - LPS


Click HERE to go to TeachPoint for your evaluation and professional development needs. Click here to see the TeachPoint Lead Teacher(s) at your School.

Striving for Equality - Online Course with Karen Hall

Striving For Equity for Diverse Learners - Karen Hall, EL teacher/coordinator, will be offering this 15 hour course to our educators again throughout the year. We are pleased to be able to offer two course options this fall. Fall Semester 1 begins on 9/28 and Fall Semester 1 starts on 11/2. This course is designed for Pre-K-12 educators and administrators working with Multilingual learners and other culturally and linguistically diverse students. 15 SEI PDPs will be awarded upon course completion. Interested educators may pursue one graduate credit through Gordon College as well. Enrollment will be posted through TeachPoint.

This course is strongly encouraged for all educators and mandatory for new educators entering the district (within first two years of employment).

Fall dates announced!

Fall course options

9/28-10/26, Action Plan due 11/2

11/2-12/7 - Action Plan due 12/14

DESE Foundations for Inclusive Practice: FREE Online Courses for 15 PDPs

The MA DESE has sponsored the creation of two online courses to help educators meet the needs of all learners in inclusive settings. These courses are** self-paced** and free to Massachusetts educators and administrators. Upon completion, educators may obtain** 15 PDPs** related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles. Please see the link below for FREE access:

Foundations for Inclusive Practice Courses