The Christina School District Office of Professional Development offers a variety of opportunities for professional learning for all employees, including: required trainings, workshops, and courses offered for both district and school staff.
We are passionate about education and believe in inspiring and investing in our employees. It is our goal to empower the success not only of our students, but our employees as well.
Professional Development Offerings
View our current professional development offerings and register for courses via the Data Service Center. Registration is required for workshop attendance.
- New Teacher Mentor Programs
- Instructional Strategies
- Special Education
- Curriculum and more!
STEP UP Program for Assistant Principals
The STEP UP Program is designed to prepare Assistant Principal with learning experiences for the roles and responsibilities of elementary, middle, and high school principals.
Christina School District has partnered with the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy for School Leadership to provide STEP UP for Assistant Principals, a program designed to provide learning experiences for current assistant principals to prepare them for roles and responsibilities of elementary, middle and high school principals.
DASL’s STEP-UP Program for Assistant Principals is aligned to the National Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward) and the national ISLLC Standards for School Leaders. DASL staff use direct instruction with highly interactive methods such as group discussions, role-play, and video. All activities are job-embedded learning over an extended period of time, allowing for application and review of new learning. Assistant Principals work collaboratively on Problems of Practice that empower them to assume the roles, responsibilities and challenges principals face in their buildings. Assistant Principals also participate in a Professional Learning Community that encourages peer-to-peer interactions and a support network throughout the program.
To be eligible for the program, administrators must be currently working as an assistant principal in the Christina School District.