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Michael Bowen
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Linda Hanson
Secretary, Curriculum and Instruction

Professional Development

Essential for educational excellence and improvement, professional growth is an ongoing commitment by all staff members. The district makes every effort to maximize instructional time for students and professional development time for staff members.


In addition to staff development activities scheduled after school, on weekends, and during breaks, an adjusted Wednesday schedule once a month enables teachers to work together across the district to maintain consistency of instructional programs. Two Staff Development Days outside the student calendar support district and site improvement goals. Especially important is support for new teachers.


BUSD Professional Development

Below are the July/August 2019 Voluntary PD Opportunities and the mandatory PD day details.

2019 Voluntary PD Opportunities

Training Description




Payment Options*

Core Program Trainings:

  • New to BUSD
  • New to Grade Level

To see more details about elementary core program trainings click here.

Click here for the  link for sign-ups in SignUp Genius.

New Teachers & New to Grade Level (Including ISP)

July 18 & 19 (Elem)
July 23 (MS & 2nd grade Math)

Locations will indicated in  Sign-up Genius when you enroll. 

$100 stipend per day

($50 per half day) or district credit

SPED Summer Institute

  • Reading Inventory
  • Progress Monitoring & Data Collection using FastBridge
  • Wilson Collaboration
  • SEIS Basics
  • 1:1’s Role in the Classroom
  • ABA Training
  • BIP Fidelity Checks
  • PECS
  • AAC/AT Training
  • Teaching Social Skills

To see the flyer with details and the LINKS FOR SIGN_UP GENIUS  of the SPED Summer Institute click here.

ALL SpEd staff including SLPs, SLPAs, OTs, Psychs, and Instructional Aides (1:1 and Classroom), Gen Ed teachers, and Admins


Any questions - please contact Anna Foster at ext. 6318 or

July 22-23 District Office $50 stipend for each session attended (up to two sessions) or 1/2 district credit for each session

*As per Collective Bargaining Agreement, Appendix B, Supplemental Pay List.

2019 Mandatory Professional development

Training Description




Payment Options

Professional Development Day:

  • Collaborative Conversations

  • Math

  • Site Identified LCAP Areas

All New Certificated Staff Aug 30 To be announced later Required as part of paid teacher work year and salary schedule for 2019-2020.