Professional Development


Mansfield Public Schools
Professional Development

The Mansfield Public Schools believes that staff members should be provided with instructional development opportunities, which are consistent with our mission statement, our system wide goals, The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment (MCAS) Tests. Fostering the professional growth of school personnel and expanding their repertoire of instructional strategies will promote a more effective learning environment to enable all students to reach their full potential.

Our professional development program contains a variety of opportunities for our educators to acquire content knowledge and understanding, to develop skills for the classroom and beyond, and to improve pedagogy.  Through the in-service courses, on-line courses, after school, conferences and workshops, grade level sessions, and departmental meetings, we are implementing the goals set by our long range learning plan.

Further questions on PD state standards, resources and tools -
visit the DESE website



 Summer Institutes provide a practical and convenient means of addressing  ongoing professional development. Their purpose is to support the continual development of Curriculum & Instruction and should enhance the district's goals and/or your individual school's improvement plan.


1. A new feature has been added to SMART PD which will allow you to have access to
view your classlist, print an attendance sheet for your class(es) and also take attendance online which will complete the PDP assignments. This will help facilitate the process of payment and ensure PDPs are awarded to registrants in a timely manner.  
Please refer to the email sent on 6/21/19 for more detailed information.

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2. Please be sure everyone registers on SMART PD for your summer institute (you must register as well). Hint: Use Firefox or Internet Explorer when logging into SMART PD.

3. Upon completion of your Summer Institute, submit the signed and completed
Attendance sheet and summary of work completed for Assistant Superintendent's
review to Dyana Bogdan at Central Office. 

Email with any questions.


District PD Offerings

  • For PD district approval and/or to submit a PD Offering to SMART PD, please fill out the 1 page form below. 
  • All requests for adding to SMART PD should be send PRIOR to PD offering
  • Send form to Central Office (via email or interoffice) Attn: Dyana Bogdan for approval by Assistant Superintendent.
  • Please give Central Office 2-3 days to add to SMARTPD once approved.
  • Staff/attendees MUST register themselves prior to closing date so they can receive their PDP’s.
  • Facilitators are asked to print the Attendance Sheet linked to the offering on SMART PD. Once the PD is completed, submit a signed copy to Central Office (attn: Dyana Bogdan) for certification of PDP's.

 PD Offering Request Form

Please direct any questions to:   OR  508-261-7500 X10224

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Educational Conference Approval Instructions

  • Please do not register or pay for any conference before you are approved by Mr. Connolly.
  • Attach all information regarding the conference to the form (link below) and submit to your building principal for initial approval.
  • Once approved by your principal, send it to Central office (attn: Dyana Bogdan).  All conference requests must be approved by Central Office regardless of whether there is a cost.
  • Allow at least 1 week before the conference registration deadline date for paperwork to be approved. Once approved, you will be notified. 

Registration Details:

  • If there is a registration fee and they accept Purchase Orders, Central Office will register you, and take care of the payment.  
  • If there is no cost OR they do NOT accept Purchase orders, you will register yourself. 

You will receive an email from Dyana once approved regarding next steps.


Educational Conference Reimbursement Instructions:

  • Submit proof that you attended the conference so the invoice can be paidSend ONE of the following to Central Office, Attn: Dyana Bogdan (scan/email or interoffice):
  1. Certificate of Attendance (preferred)  OR

  2. A copy of your Badge    OR

  3. A Printed Agenda given to you at the conference (a downloaded agenda is not accepted)

Any questions can be directed to:    OR    508-261-7500 x10224


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