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Professional Development for BPS Staff

Providing high quality professional opportunities is critical to supporting your growth and professional development. In Belmont, professional learning is supported through in these ways:

  • Professional Development Meetings (faculty, department, and curriculum meetings) led by Principals, Directors, and Curriculum Specialists focusing on district, school, and program goals and strategic initiatives
  • Professional development courses, seminars, workshops, and study groups led by BPS educators and partner organizations (held during meeting and early release times as well as optional times after school, evenings, weekends, and summers)
As you plan your professional development for the year, it is our hope that these workshops and opportunities will support your Professional Practice and Student Learning Goals as well as your ongoing learning and growth.

Professional Development Opportunities

Studying Skillful Teaching

Are you a Pre K – 12 educator looking to build capacity to improve daily practices and your student’s achievement?  The Studying Skillful Teaching (SST) is the perfect course for you! 

Studying Skillful Teaching is designed to improve your students’ achievement through lesson planning, high expectations, and formative assessment with a focus on social emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching.

Studying Skillful Teaching is a 37.5 hour in-person course.  The course begins with 4 consecutive days of learning for which the date has been set for Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29 from  8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

The Fall sessions will occur once per week in the afternoon on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, October 12, 3:30 - 6:45pm
  • Monday, October 23, 3:30 - 6:30pm
  • Monday, November 6, 3:30 - 6:30pm

CLICK HERE to Register for the Studying Skillfull Teaching

COURSE COST:  The course is sponsored and paid for by The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE).  Many thanks to the FBE for their generous support!

Participants also have the option to apply for three graduate credits through Fitchburg State University, at an approximate cost of $375. 

 Open to educators Grades PreK-12.  Maximum enrollment: 25.   

Click here to view the course overview

IDEAS Summer 2023 Graduate Course

Registration is now open for IDEAS (Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students) Summer 2023 professional development opportunities.

The IDEAS courses explore a broad range of topics in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  Educators who complete the courses can earn graduate credits or PDPs.

Click here to view the available Summer 2023 courses.

As a District Member of the IDEAS program, Belmont Public Schools educators receive a discounted registration fee and early priority notification to enroll in IDEAS classes before they are open to the general public.

Course Registration Process:

Tuition for IDEAS Summer courses is paid out of pocket and then reimbursed upon completion of the course.  A pre-approval form must be completed prior to the beginning of the course.

To register for a course, submit the Registration Form for the selected course on the IDEAS web site.  

Click here for instructions on submitting a Graduate Credit/Tuition Reimbursement Pre-Approval Form

Contact Maura Logan if you have any questions.


Staff members are encouraged to propose and participate in study groups.  Teachers and administrators who share a common interest form the Study Group.

Click here to learn more about Study Groups 

Study Group Proposal Form

Professional Development Documents

Contact Us

Assistant Superintendent - Janice Darias

Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Maura Logan