Professional Development Curriculum Council

PDCC Mission Statement 

The mission of the Glastonbury Public Schools Professional Development Curriculum Council is to work with the superintendent of schools, or designee, to coordinate and provide vision for all facets of curriculum development, implementation, integration, assessment, and review in alignment with the Glastonbury Board of Education's goals, strategic plan, state and federal mandates and standards. 

PDCC Responsibilities

The Professional Development Curriculum Council serves in an advisory capacity to the superintendent of schools or designee and administrators. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Review new and existing curricula and materials
  • Establish timelines for curriculum development and review
  • Provide budget recommendations
  • Provide for the assessment of curriculum
  • Assist with professional development for the system
  • Integrate relevant technologies into curriculum implementation 
The PDCC is comprised of curriculum directors and principals who collaborate under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, the PDCC serves as an important introduction and induction for new directors and principals to the unique administrative structure of the Glastonbury Public Schools and offers collaborative leadership to support all facets of curriculum development, implementation and assessment.

The PDCC was established in 2002-2003. The goals and action plans of the Fourth Generation Strategic Plan guide the decisions and work of the Council.

The PDCC supports high achievement (Strategic Goal One) by leading the district curriculum development process through nationally recognized curriculum design principles. A special focus on curriculum and instructional alignment with the Common Core State Standards will be addressed this year.

The PDCC Team Site ensures support, growth and accountability for all staff (Strategic Goal Two) through planning and delivery of professional development across topics and grade levels. Professional development evaluation processes that measure outcomes at workshop, teacher skills and student performance levels will continue to be applied. Emphasis on nontraditional learning venues will continue to promote learning relevancy and differentiation.

The PDCC has responsibility for supporting the development of a 21st century learning environment (Strategic Goal Three). This year, the council will explore the roles of digital learning, effective communication and collaboration, and nontraditional learning environments that will ensure that all students leave our schools “college and career ready.”