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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

IDEAS Graduate Courses

Registration is now open for IDEAS (Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students) 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 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 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

Graduate Credit/Tuition Reimbursement

Licensure Information and Resources

  • DESE has also created and posted an extensive series of videos to assist teachers to navigate the licensure process.  Click here to view the series

Contact Us

Interim Assistant Superintendent - Lucia Sullivan

Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Maura Logan