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Michael Bowen
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Andrea Zeigler
Secretary, Curriculum and Instruction

Professional Development

Essential for educational excellence and improvement, professional growth is an ongoing commitment by all staff members. The district makes every effort to maximize instructional time for students and professional development time for staff members.

In addition to staff development activities scheduled after school, on weekends, and during breaks, an adjusted Wednesday schedule once a month enables teachers to work together across the district to maintain consistency of instructional programs. Two Staff Development Days outside the student calendar support district and site improvement goals. Especially important is support for new teachers.

2020-2021 Voluntary PD Opportunities

Training Description




Payment Options*

Core Program Trainings:

  • New to BUSD
  • New to Grade Level

To learn more about the Core Program Trainings, click HERE


New Teachers & New to Grade Level (Including ISP)

July 20 & 21 (Elem)
July 21 (MS)

To learn more about the day, time, location, what to bring, and to sign up, click here for Sign Up Genius

$100 stipend per day   ($50 per half day) or district credit

SPED Summer Institute

Intro to Sensory

1:1’s Role in the Classroom

Assistive Technology

Wilson Training-Assessments

AAC in any classroom

Visual Supports

EBP & Autism in GenEd

Progress Monitoring & Data  Collection using FastBridge

SEIS Basics

To see the flyer with details and the links for sign-up on Sign-Up Genius of the SPED Summer Institute click HERE.

ALL SpEd staff and GenEd Staff including SLPs, SLPAs, OTs, Psychs, and Instructional Aides (1:1 and Classroom), and Admins are welcome to attend any workshop


Any questions - please contact Anna Foster at ext. 6318 or

July 20-21 District Office $50 stipend for each session attended (up to two sessions) or district credit

*As per Collective Bargaining Agreement, Appendix B, Supplemental Pay List.

2020-2021 Mandatory Professional development

Training Description




Payment Options

New Teacher Orientation (8:00-12:00 All New Certificated)

All New Teachers July 22 TBD Required as part of new teacher employment*

Professional Development Day:

  • Elementary

    • Distance Learning

  • Middle:

    • Distance Learning

All  Certificated Staff July 23 TBD Required as part of paid teacher work year and salary schedule for 2020-2021.