How is professional development handled in your district? Do you have to find it and pay for it yourself? Is it provided during school hours? Do you have to attend in the summer? We are expected to attend 3 things outside of school provided trainings each year. The district holds a variety of trainings over the summer that we can attend for free (but we aren't paid for it). Some of it is provided by district instructional leaders or teachers and some is from outside consultants. While I hate giving up time, most of he time I enjoy it and can apply it to my classroom. Some of my friends are expected to find and attend PD on their own time with no help from the district.