Comprehensive Professional Development Projects are individually designed to meet specific district or school site needs. Projects are designed to provide in-depth content training and multiple levels of follow-up support including demonstration teaching and on-site collaboration. These systemic projects include multiple service days that may be interspersed over a period of weeks, months or a year. Example project topics include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, and Transition. Diagnostic Center staff will work with the District to identify the project components, which often include:

  • In-depth content training (full, half-day, or 1 to 1.5 hour sessions)
  • On-site consultation Planning sessions with teachers and administrative support teams
  • Demonstration teaching, may include video taping for future staff development
  • Lesson observations with feedback sessions
  • Problem solving and coaching sessions
  • Data analysis, summative and formative evaluations

Due to our staff time commitment for these projects, they will be available on a limited basis. In many cases we begin the planning process with the local district or school site in the spring prior to the implementation year.

General Requirements:

The following general requirements apply to each of the Comprehensive Professional Development topics:

  • Evidence of strong administrative support for the project
  • Completion of identified paper work
  • Participants must be part of district team; all team members must commit to fully participate in the training

Additional requirements, specific to each topic, may also apply. For more information, please call Laura Anderson, Assistant Director, at (323) 222-8090.