Professional Development Action Plan (PDAP)

GEAR UP provides resources to ensure progress on the elements identified on the School Self-Assessment Rubric.

Based on the SSAR process to determine priorities, the School Leadership Team prepares a PDAP for the current year with guidance from the Regional Coordinator. California GEAR UP provides a professional development budget and links schools to the partner services by providing training opportunities at no cost. The school uses the discretionary funds to pay for classroom substitutes for teachers to attend the workshops, institutes, conferences, or summer trainings. Funds may also be used for stipends for staff doing after school, intersession or summer planning on GEAR UP goals.