Summer Professional Learning Calendar and Catalog Now Available!

School photo shoot at CMS Elementary School in Jan. 2015.

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 February.  Please mark your calendars for those sessions that pertain to your school’s flexibility decisions, your role and your interests.

Attendance and Compensation Details: Summer

Summer New Curriculum Adoption Professional Learning

Sessions: 9-12 Math: Integrated Math;  6-7 Social Studies: National Geographic, 8 Social Studies: Pearson; K-5 EL Achieve Cohort 3
Required Audience: Teachers in schools which have opted into the professional learning provided by the district in support of the curriculum.  Attendees will be compensated.
Optional Audience: Other educators providing direct support to students in schools which have opted into the professional learning provided by the district (e.g. paraprofessional, special education teachers, gifted and talented teachers). Attendees will be compensated.
Dates: June-August 2017 options (see PL calendar); No professional learning June 19-July 16, 2017

 

Summer Year 2 and 3 Curriculum Support Professional Learning

Sessions: Sessions offering continued support of curriculum adoptions for Year 2 and 3 as well as pedagogical best practice.
Audience: Teachers in schools which use the curricular resources.  Attendees will be compensated.
Optional Audience: Other educators providing direct support to students in schools which have opted into the professional learning provided by the district (e.g. paraprofessional, special education teachers, gifted and talented teachers). Attendees will be compensated.
Dates: June-August 2017 options (see PL calendar); No professional learning June 19-July 16, 2017

 

Other Summer Learning Opportunities

Sessions: A variety of optional sessions in support of specific programs and in service of continued development.
Audience: Teachers are strongly encouraged or required to attend based on your school’s involvement in programs and personal interests.  Compensation varies, see PL Catalog for session specific information.
Dates: Opportunities are available throughout the summer (see PL calendar): No professional learning June 19-July 16, 2017

 

Summer Early Literacy Specialist Professional Learning

Sessions: Two days of learning experiences on school-selected topics to prepare Early Literacy Specialists to facilitate and lead learning at their school sites.
Required Audience: Early Literacy Specialists.  Attendees will be compensated.
Dates: July 18-19th, 2017.  For more details, including Early Literacy Specialist guidelines for 2017-18, please reference the Foundations website.

 

Teacher Leadership Institute

Sessions: Conference-style learning for TLC teacher leaders and other school-based leaders to  develop leadership competencies in academic contexts.
Required Audience: All Teacher Leadership and Collaboration roles (Senior Team Lead, Team Lead, Team Specialist, Regional Team Specialist, Resident Mentors, and New Teacher Ambassadors).  Attendees will be compensated.
Optional Audience: Principals, APs, and Deans are invited to attend based on availability, as space allows, in service of building capacity of Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs). Attendees who are not on their contract year will be compensated.
Dates: June 5-9, 2017;  August 3-4, 2017 (make-up).  Attendance requirements vary by role and experience level.  For more details, please reference the TLC website here.

 

School Leadership Week

Sessions: Network-based peer learning sessions are available for leaders to strategically plan and build their capacity around instructional priorities and ILT leadership.  Principals and Assistant Principals are required to attend the full School Leadership Week; Deans, Senior/Team Leads attend on full ILT days.

School Leaders

Required Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals

Dates: June 6th-June 9th, 2017; July 24th-July 28th, 2017

Full ILTs

Required Audience: All ITL members (Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans, Senior/Team Leads)

Dates: 2 days: June 6th-June 7th, 2017; See Teacher Leadership Institute for additional attendance requirements.

2.5 days: July 25th-July 27th, 2017 OR Aug. 2nd-4th, 2017 (FOR PILOT SCHOOLS ONLY – TBD)

 

New Educator Welcome Week

Sessions: A variety of sessions are available to build the capacity of new educators.
Required Audience: New teachers who are new to the profession, holding an initial license.  Attendance is required to fulfill induction requirements and attendees will be compensated.  For more information, please reference the New Educator website here.
Dates: July 31-Aug. 4, 2017
Required Audience: New Teachers who are new to the district, holding a professional license.  Attendance is required on July 31st, 2017; Teacher are also required to complete an English Language Acquisition course and a Culturally Responsive Teaching course and invited to attend other sessions Aug 1-Aug 4, 2017. Attendees will be compensated.  More information is available here.
Dates: July 31-Aug. 4, 2017

New Leader Academy

Sessions: An introduction to the district processes, frameworks and role expectations.
Required Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals new to their roles or new to the district.  Attendance is required to receive an induction certificate.
Dates: June 5th, 2017; July 24th, 2017