OZARK, Mo.– Teachers in Ozark’s school district were able to advance their educational skill sets Tuesday.
Essentially, teachers were able to learn from, other teachers at Ozark High School.
It’s estimated that around 400 teachers will attend the teacher’s professional development academy which held classes at Ozark High School Tuesday.
The assistant superintendant of Ozark schools says all their teachers are required to complete 12 hours of professional development. This fair is an opportunity for teachers to collaborate and add a new set of skills that benefit their students.
“Often what we find is what teachers learn during the PD academy, they’re applying in their first week of schools, said Craig Carson. “So, it’s immediate application. They’re ready to learn, they’re ready to go, the kids are almost here, and now we’re ready to implement as soon as school gets started.”
This event will be also held Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
A vendor fair highlighting businesses geared toward teacher is also taking place in conjunction with the academy.