Professional Development

“Teachers must become comfortable as co-learners with their students and with colleagues around the world.  Today it is less about staying ahead and more about moving ahead as members of dynamic learning communities.  The digital-age teaching professional must demonstrate a vision of technology infusion and develop the technology skills of others.  These are the hallmarks of the new education leader.”

- Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008

MGSD knows that professional development is a vital part of a successful digital conversion.  Offering a variety of ongoing professional development enables our faculty to become proficient in integrating technology into the curriculum. Our professional development offering includes the Summer Institute (July 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), nine 1/2 days built into the calendar and ongoing staff development throughout the school year.

Examples of Professional
Development Offerings


  1. Angel Learning Management System

  2. iWeb

  3. Comic Life

  4. Pages, Numbers & Keynote

  5. iMovie

  6. SMARTBoard Training

  7. Collaboration