Learn to manage your professional growth! Learn About the District's Mentoring Services
Do you have an Initial Teaching Certificate? You need to complete a mentored experience. Learn more about the BPS Teacher Mentoring Program. The Teacher Mentoring program builds relationships that encourage and support an understanding of district expectations and the development of sound practices that lead to high quality instruction for all students in a confidential and safe environment
NYSED Mentoring Requirements
Have questions about the Mentoring Requirements and certification? Check the NYSED FAQs for the answer.
Mentor Info Sheet
Download the form to register for Mentoring Services. Return the completed form to the Staff Development office.
Professional Growth System
Every teacher, regardless of their level of certification, must accrue a set number of hours of professional development in a five year period. The Professional Growth System (PGS), which not only catalogs all of the district's Professional Growth Opportunities (PLO) from meetings to Teacher Center courses, also keeps track of your Professional Growth record. This is something you can check online: the courses you have taken and the credit awarded. As a new teacher, you need to register in PGS.
How to Choose a Registration Status
NYSED Professional Development Requirements
These requirements apply to Professional and Teaching Assistant III Certificate Holders.
District Learning opportunities for administrator and teachers. This catalogue is updated quarterly.
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