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AWRSD Professional Development

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The vision for Professional Development in the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District is consistent with the district’s commitment to providing a quality education that prepares all students to be contributing citizens of local and global societies, in an ever-changing world.  In accordance with this philosophy, the vision for professional development for the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District is to provide opportunities for all staff to grow professionally, fulfill State licensure requirements, increase knowledge, strengthen skills, improve teaching practices and foster the on-going growth and change necessary to provide students with knowledge, skills and values they will need to lead meaningful lives in the 21st century.


The following resource site offers various resources for professional growth including training videos, suggested readings, books to borrow from our district's PD library as well as opportunities to earn PDPs.  Please click the button below to access these resources.

Professional Development Resources Link

Course Reimbursement:

In order to be reimbursed for your coursework at the UMASS Lowell tuition rate, staff must do the following:

1. Submit a  Course Reimbursement Pre-Approval Form prior to starting the course (course must be related to your current position)
2. Wait for approval from Director of Curriculum and Instruction via email

3. Complete course

4. Submit a Request for Course Reimbursement Payment Form WITH uploaded copies of your evidence of course completion (i.e. transcript, printout from university/college student grade portal) AND proof of payment to the Superintendent's Executive Administrative Assistant.

5. Final course must by completed by June 30th. Beginning in SY 20-21, the online form with uploaded proof of payment and course completion/grade must be completed and submitted by July 15th in order for reimbursement to count towards the current fiscal year.

Professional Development Forms and Documents: