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Professional Learning

Investing in teacher excellence...

Quality professional learning ("PL") is one of the most powerful levers for increasing and improving educator knowledge, skills and dispositions leading to improved student learning results. 

Burlingame SD's approach to professional learning is guided by the Quality Professional Learning Standards, which provide a framework for a coherent and effective approach to growing teacher capacity. 

Check out upcoming professional learning opportunities in the column at right, and stay tuned for info on next academic year's options and offerings! 

Washington Elementary teachers exploring Parts, Purposes & Complexities. 

McKinley Elementary teachers actively exploring Maker-Centered Learning.

Want to learn more? Visit the Agency by Design website.

Project Zero

BSD Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

BSD is shaping the Professional Learning plan for the 2024-2025 academic year.


Launching in mid-August 2024.


Professional Learning Days for 2024-2025

All staff come together for a day of professional development and collegiality (content TBD)


August 19, 2024

November 1, 2024

January 6, 2025

Previous Professional Learning Opportunities

During the 22-23 school year, BSD started working with California Reading and Literature Project through UC Berkeley.

August 23 and 26, 2019
BSD Innovation Institute

(2018 Inaugural Offering)
Held August 13-15, 2018

Right Question Institute West Coast Regional Seminar on

Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique (QFT)

Held August 16, 2018