Professional Development

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.

Click here for a course overview

COURSE DATES AND TIMES:  Studying Skillful Teaching is a 37.5 hour in-person course.  The course begins with 4 consecutive days of learning on Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27 from  8:30 am - 3:30 pm.  The dates and times for the four Fall sessions will be:

  • Monday, September 16, 3:30-6:45pm

  • Monday, October 7, 3:30-6:45pm

  • Monday, October 28, 3:30-6:30pm

  • Monday, November 18, 3:30-6:30pm

All of the sessions will be in-person in the Belmont High School Library.


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 Unit A Educators, Grades PreK-12, with a minimum of 1 year classroom experience.  Maximum enrollment: 25.

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.

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