The new school year is just getting started and we are beginning the year with a lot of new learning opportunities. Not only is this a great way for us to learn new curriculum, teaching strategies, and skills; but as teachers, this often serves as a great reminder of what it's like to be a student in a classroom before we reverse the roles back into what we are used to (being the teacher).
Below is a short overview of some of the Professional Development opportunities happening this week and next.
New Staff Orientation, Secondary (6-12) Schedule | August 14 & August 15, 2018
In addition to the two days above, new staff will also have a meeting at their home site: at most schools, these meetings are scheduled for Monday, August 12th (today).
Back to School Professional Development Days | August 21 & August 24, 2018
During BTS week, there will be one teacher workday, two site planned Professional Development (PD) day, and two district PD days.
During the district PD days, REA staff, paraprofessionals, MHPs, early childhood, and ABE staff will have their choice of learning sessions that will be taught by district staff or external presenters.
Access the August 21st PD day options HERE, and see the schedule for August 24th.
Sign up for your courses on PD Express by clicking HERE.
Based on job assignments, some staff will be required to attend a certain PD session. For example, math training will be required for all teachers of mathematics. If you are required to attend a specific PD session, you will automatically be registered for the course in PDExpress. You will receive an email indicating that you have been registered for those classes so you can plan accordingly. Other sessions will be self-selected based on staff choice. This guide features elective courses for all REA members, MHPs, early childhood, and ABE staff.
Certified staff are required to attend both August 21st and 24th.
Paraprofessionals are only required to attend August 24th.
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