All teachers and administrators at Paideia are encouraged to participate regularly in their own professional development. Supported activities are those that increase knowledge, skills and understandings in specific content areas, teaching methods and best practices, child and adolescent development, learning differences and differentiated instruction, diversity, service learning, and educational technology. We feel strongly that the best teachers are ones who are actively invested in their own learning. Our commitment to provide support for professional growth includes financial assistance for teachers pursuing outside coursework, attending workshops and conferences, visiting other schools, and doing research or activities related to their teaching lives. We also provide in-house classes, lectures, groups, and workshops to further professional growth.
Paideia requires that every teacher and administrator earn 120 Staff Development Credit Hours (SCRs) for professional development over every five years of employment.