22-23 Professional Development Days

The academic calendar designates professional development days for the District. These days represent time when only staff remain at the school to engage in professional learning and required training. While schools are responsible for facilitating sessions, the Office of Teaching and Learning also coordinates sessions led by Central Office team members which will be offered virtually for the 22-23 SY.

Any office or external provider planning a training or professional development event on a district-wide PD day must seek approval from the Office of Teaching and Learning.

For additional questions, please reach out to Katie Walsh, Director of Professional Development & Programming (kbooth@philasd.org) OR professionaldevelopment@philasd.org.

Professional Learning Cycles

Professional learning cycles are ongoing, iterative cycles of development, practice, feedback, and reflection designed to yield continuous improvement in instruction district-wide.  Each cycle has a specific focus that builds on the prior cycle.

Click HERE to view a 6 minute screencast that explains Professional Learning Cycles.

Click HERE for SBTL Professional Learning dates.

The Office of Academic Supports has prepared an overview document HERE to give you a snapshot of:

  • The structure for time allocated on district-wide professional development days for our priority content sessions by cycle and
  • A high-level overview of the scope and sequence for each of the priority content areas.

Click HERE for an optional planning guide to support school leaders in planning for school-coordinated professional learning in the 22-23 SY.