Category: Announcements

Schoology is live!

DPS’ new Learning Management System (LMS) for classrooms is live for all school-based employees in district-managed schools! Schoology is a versatile and engaging digital learning platform that gives educators access to professional development courses and curriculum in one place and enables personalized and student-paced learning to be incorporated in classroom instruction*! To get started, log

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June and July School Leadership Information

June School Leadership Week: June 5 – 9, 2017 July School Leadership Week: July 24 – 28, 2017 Network-based peer learning sessions are available for leaders to strategically plan and build their capacity around instructional priorities and ILT leadership. See tables below for attendance expectations by role. Registration: There will be no pre-registration for June

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Teal Day Guidance: Formerly Known as Blue/Green Days

Blue/Green non-student contact days have been re-branded as Teal Days for 2017-18 to provide schools more flexibility in how they support teachers with learning opportunities and data analysis as part of their strategic PL plan. The three central-pull days for 2017-18 are August 15, October 26 and February 2.  In order to minimize impact on

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Summer Professional Learning Calendar and Catalog Now Available!

In order to support schools with strategic planning, we are pleased to announce summer 2017 professional learning dates. For your convenience, all centrally offered professional learning is listed in the Professional Learning Catalog. Registration links for summer 2017 sessions are now live and  2017-18 school year registration information will be shared at the end of

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16-17 PDU Registration Deadline is Feb. 15!

Are you participating in a 2016-17 PDU?  Have you registered for the PDU on the PDU Registration Site? Important reminder that the PDU Registration System closes on February 15th, 2017. Any questions regarding PDU registration can be referred to Mark Arseneau and Karen Ruzycki.

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Opportunity Gap Cohorts

Opportunity Gap Cohorts The PL Center is committed to making an impact on the Denver Plan 2020 goal associated with closing the opportunity gap and providing all students access to educational opportunities that allow students to achieve at the highest levels. To support educators in confronting the persistent gaps we see in often underserved populations,

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New! Culturally Responsive Teaching PDU’s

The Culture, Equity and Leadership Team (CELT) is offering advanced and introductory culturally responsive teaching professional development units (PDUs). There will be two foundations courses and one advanced course. Each of the PDUs has six meeting dates. You won’t want to miss these opportunities to share best practices, learn new strategies and become better equipped

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Register Now! January 6th Green Day

Registration is now open for the January 6th Green Day. Please register as soon as possible for access to sessions, materials and preferred locations. January 6th session information and registration links are located here. These sessions can also be found in the Professional Learning Catalog. Email professional_learning@dpsk12.org with questions.

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What Does the 2016 Mill Levy Mean For Schools?

Thanks to the support of Denver’s voters, DPS students and schools will benefit from the 2016 Mill Levy. We will be hosting several webinars in December and January to familiarize schools with mill levy programs, school-based allocations and spending guidelines. These webinars are primarily targeted towards school leadership teams. The videos of the webinars will

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Professional Learning Partners Featured in Learning Forward

The Professional Learning Partner role and service model is featured this month on the Learning Forward Professional Learning Association website in a blog post written by Theress Pidick, the Executive Director of the Professional Learning Center. Since the creation of the role in 2015, the Professional Learning Partners developed a robust service model to meet

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