Welcome to Professional Development
The vision for the Professional Development division of the Redlands Unified School District is one where quality professional development is offered and is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the California State Standards. The process for selecting the offerings that appear in the Schedule of Trainings was one that was developed with this vision in mind, as well as, responding to new standards, curriculum and the needs of all who work to educate the students we serve.
Training for Teachers
In response to the need for the effective implementation of Common Core, RUSD worked with a wide variety of district stakeholders to identify the need for teacher training on the rigor and pedagogy required of Common Core as well as the new curriculum. The result was comprehensive professional development for K-12 teachers around Math, Reading, Writing, and ELA supported through the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). https://redlands.k12oms.org/
Induction/Peer Assistance Review (PAR)
Teacher Candidates participating in the Induction program are fully credentialed 1st and 2nd year teachers. Induction is a 2-year program based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). The “Formative Assessment for California Teachers” (FACT) is the framework for integrating the formative assessment activities with teacher support and mentoring.
Teacher Candidates participating in Induction are provided with a “Reflective Coach” who works with the complete the program. These Reflective Coaches are experienced teachers who are trained in CSTP and FACT.
PAR (Peer Assistance and Review)
The Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program is a collaborative effort between the Redlands Unified School District and the Redlands Teachers Association. It is funded by the state of California’s Peer Assistance and Review program. The program became a part of the 2000-2001 Collective Bargaining Agreement and is the result of the in-depth preparation and development on the part of the District and RTA.
The PAR Program is founded on the philosophy that it is in the best interest of students to provide positive assistance for new teachers and other teachers who show a need for assistance in their classroom performances. The parties have agreed to commit time and resources to allow teachers to work with teacher colleagues through a peer assistance approach.