Professional Learning at SMS

Quality teaching and continuous improvement are critical to helping us live our district’s mission in supporting each learner. Professional learning happens in many different ways:

  • Teams of teachers working collaboratively toward a common goal and engaging in collective inquiry in professional learning communities
  • Instructional coach and other support staff supporting individual teachers and teams with the delivery of differentiated instruction and use of ongoing, varied assessments to meet diverse student needs
  • Ongoing and focused learning during our early dismissals
  • Peer observation and reflection
  • Ongoing professional reading and application of instructional practices
  • New-to-Waukee classes and mentor/mentee training to support teachers new to our district and the profession
  • Waukee University courses offered in the summer on a variety of topics
Please join us on our learning journey!