Note: For the 2020-2021 School Year, teachers are not required to attend 21 credit hours of professional development outside their work calendar to meet their contractual obligation. Instead, five professional development days have been built into the teacher’s work calendar.
General Information for Virtual Learning during the Summer of 2020The summer of 2020 will offer all learning in a virtual environment. Explore on-demand sessions--anytime, anywhere--taking online, self-paced courses in Cornerstone AND experience live, conference-style webinars hosted through SCHED. Webinars will run June 1-26, 2020 and limited options will be offered in July 2020. The catalog will open May 11, 2020.Stipend Eligibility Requirements: Teachers with professional development stipend eligibility requirements must continue to fulfill those requirements as noted by the respective departments awarding the stipend. If you have questions related to your itemized requirements, please contact the department awarding the stipend.
Teachers can LEVEL UP their skill and knowledge of specific content, whole child development, technology integration, and meeting the needs of all students. Learning opportunities will unlock new abilities and skills, provide access to new digital resources, elevate new levels of learning through collaboration, and reflect on and share your learning.
Build on your current knowledge: Explore by content area and access new digital resources.
Challenge yourself to build a new skill. Diversify by attending sessions outside of those in your current skill set.
Collaborate with colleagues from across the district. Reflect on your learning and Engage with peers.
While teachers Explore and Diversify, their participation in sessions earn an entry into weekly drawings to earn cool prizes and unlock access to resources from hosting departments. When teachers collaborate and reflect in our Twitter contest, they have an opportunity to earn an entry into our grand prize drawing from the district. The more you tweet about your learning using #levelupDallasISD, the more chances you have to win!
Continuing Professional Education Credit
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) required renewal of a teacher’s teaching certificate every 5 years. Teachers are required to complete 150 CPE hours in order to maintain certification. Professional learning opportunities will be awarded credit that may be used for continuing professional education hours that may be used to meet the 150 CPE requirement. These hours may not be substituted or flexed for professional learning days during the 2020-2021 school year.* Offerings taken through Dallas ISD department will be entered into the district’s learning management system and maintained on the electronic transcript.
For additional information, contact Professional and Digital Learning at PDL@dallasisd.org or visit our webpage at www.dallasisd.org/pdl
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