Professional Development System

Vicksburg Community Schools has a comprehensive Professional Development Program designed to increase professional competence and confidence in ways that build student success. Vicksburg Professional Development opportunities include four processes and products:

  • Training to increase knowledge
  • Coaching to increase skill
  • Feedback to increase confidence
  • Reflection to increase competence

Districts from throughout Southwestern Michigan have chosen to send their teachers to Vicksburg's core Professional Development classes for intensive training in application of best instructional practice. These outstanding courses, taught by nationally known presenters are:

  • Instructional Skills
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Mentor Training
  • Advanced Instructional Skills

For more information on registering for these classes, please call (269) 321-1000.

Vicksburg also offers a wide menu of Choice Professional Development mini-courses, which are offered in the summer and throughout the school year. These sessions, described below, are also available to teachers from other districts.