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Professional Development Policy

Flex Academy teachers and administrators are encouraged to participate in professional development on a yearly basis.

All teachers and staff are required to attend the RenewED Conference the week before the start of the school year. 

In April, Flex Academy will host a professional development day (HCOS Connect) following the April Regional Teacher Meeting. Teachers are required to attend some or all of the afternoon and evening Connect events for families, primarily to engage with parents.

All teachers are also required to attend three school authority-wide Regional Teacher Meetings each year. Two are in person (November and April), and one is held online via Zoom (February). Regular staff meetings and professional development days will communicated by the Director of Flex Academy. 

In addition, teachers may apply to attend various conferences and workshops in their area. If the sessions are relevant and applicable, registration funds may be provided.