• Professional Development Opportunities

    Family and Community Engagement offers different professional development opportunities for staff at Dallas ISD schools, as well as for parents and community members.


    District employees must register by selecting the training sessions listed on the right, or via the Training Calendar link. District employees will need to sign in using their district EAD username and password. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when registering. Some versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible with the Web site.

    Please pre-register no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the scheduled workshop so that we can accommodate all participants with comfortable seating, training certificates, handouts and refreshments (if provided).
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early.
    • Walk-ins are allowed to some but not all workshops, and... if you have not registered, we cannot guarantee you handouts, notify you if a workshop has changed location or if it has been cancelled due to low enrollment, or notify you that the workshop has been closed due to full enrollment.

Professional Development Calendar


    Coordinators will learn the steps necessary to assist parents in completing the uniform application and how to submit uniform orders online. They will also learn the policies and procedures as outlined by the 2018-2019 Uniform Assistance Program, including qualifications and forms needed to complete the process. This training is mandatory for all new Uniform Assistance Program Coordinators. Returning coordinators may attend an in-person session or participate in refresher training that will be available electronically.



    This workshop will provide all stakeholders with information on recruiting for and building a strong Site-Based Decision-Making committee. By being involved in this committee, participants will be able to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate educational programs that best meet the academic needs of students at their campus. Stakeholder representation includes parents, community and business members, students (as appropriate), and school and professional support staff. This training is mandatory every year for campus administrators and SBDM officers. Campus administrators may request a campus or feeder pattern training session by contacting our office.

    If you are unable to attend any of our scheduled sessions, we will gladly provide training at your campus or for your feeder pattern. Please call (972) 925-3916 or email us at familytraining@dallasisd.org to schedule a training session.

    Participants will learn ways to recruit and retain parents for parent organizations such as PTO, PTSO, PTA, PTSA, etc. Parents, community liaisons, parent instructors, teachers, students, and school staff will also learn how they can be instrumental in assisting the organization/association at their campus to be more effective.



    Participants will discuss the basics of customer service when interacting with parents and other visitors to the school. Discussion on phone etiquette as well as face-to-face communication will be included. Best practices and strategies for creating family-friendly schools will also be discussed. 



    This hands-on workshop will allow participants to work with a pre-made template, practice manipulating newsletter layouts, as well as learn the most effective ways to arrange and write newsletters. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own custom newsletter.




    Participants will learn how to plan, build and maintain a parent resource center at their campus. Attendees will brainstorm needs for their school and develop strategies in order to market their parent resource center.


    This workshop will demonstrate tactics and strategies in order to plan and host events at your campus such as a back-to-school fair, open house, parent-teacher conferences, academic workshops, etc. Participants will develop a marketing plan, and will learn how to take advantage of the resources at their campus to maximize attendance.