Employee Development has four main areas of focus which include professional development, Title II, Partner and Professional Development Schools and the New Teacher Induction Program.
The first area of focus is Professional Development. Annually, the Curriculum and Instruction Department reviews the needs assessment for the District and the campuses to determine professional development that will be offered during the academic year. All issues related to Professional Development are handled through the Employee Development Coordinator. The second area of focus, Professional Development, is funded through Title II, a federal entitlement program dedicated to Teacher Recruitment, Hiring and Professional Development.
A third area of focus is the Partner and Professional Development Schools. CISD partners with UTEP to host student teachers and cohort students at campuses in the District. UTEP professors and their students work collaboratively with the campus principal and teachers to assist in providing learning opportunities for the campus students. In addition, student teachers are sponsored by the best of the best teachers on select campuses. Many student teachers in the District are hired on as new teachers and then become a part of the New Teacher Induction Program.
The final area of focus is the New Teacher Induction Program. New Teachers are welcomed into Canutillo ISD and supported with the New Teacher Induction Program. The Employee Development Coordinator provides ongoing professional development to teachers in subjects ranging from The First Days of School and Becoming an Effective Teacher to Learning for All. Professional development for new teachers begins in August and culminates in April or May with a graduation celebration.