Professional Development Services

Join us for a future driven focus on Curiosity, Culture, Coaching, and Capacity Building

Professional Development Services has a continuing legacy of focusing on services that assist educators to implement best practices that meet the needs of all learners. We have seen significant changes in the last 10 years that have created needs in areas where educators want to build their knowledge base in order to increase their effectiveness. Curriculum standards are becoming aligned and inquiry based emphasizing curiosity.  Understanding the cultural needs of a diverse student body and school community is a necessity. Embedded support through coaching has shown high levels of results for changing practice. Shrinking dollars have propelled school leaders to build internal capacity and expand leaders’ roles.
We see that the future of professional learning is highly dependent on providing professional learning opportunities that address essential practices that are both regional (cost effective) as well as customized in order to closely align with district goals and measured results.
The Professional Development Services team of experienced curriculum- and staff-development specialists is committed to supporting a wide range of professional learning needs and interests through a variety of professional development formats. The very nature of our mission means that, as an agency department, we are constantly changing and updating to put the best of educational research into action. Our professional development team includes onsite staff as well as a highly respected group of consultants from both within as well as outside Connecticut. Together we believe we are here to serve.






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Director of PDS Esther Bobowick
Esther Bobowick
Director of Professional
Development Services