Solon Community School District (SCSD) staff members regularly engage in their own learning during 1 p.m. early dismissals. Staff development time is an opportunity for individuals and teams to focus on areas in which our data indicates we could do a better job of helping students learn essential concepts and skills. In order to monitor progress, a website was created at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year. The SCSD professional development website has received multiple updates and revisions over the past year. A professional development calendar is viewable on the front page. More information is available on the website: www.tinyurl.com/scsdpd Questions about SCSD professional development can be directed to Matt Townsley, director of instruction.