Name the top 5 ways to grow professionally. 1 2 3 4 5 Click here for Professional Development schedule
Number 5 Conferences Conferences are a great way to network with other like-minded educators. You are able to attend many session about a variety of topics. Upcoming Conferences which focus on technology integration: Trussville Educational Technology Conference – Jan. 3 Alabama Educational Technology Conference – June 18 - 19, Birmingham, AL National Educational Computing Conference – June 29 – July 2, San Antonio, TX
Number 4 Read a Book Book studies offer individual time with content followed by focused group discussion. Blogs , Wikis , Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson is a hands-on guide to using these tools in classrooms. Will defines the tools, explores projects that utilize these tools in all grades and contents. The book is written in an informal style which makes it easy to read. A book study will begin the first week of September on this book. E-mail April Chamberlain to reserve a copy.
Number 3 After School Workshops After School Workshops are one to one and a half hours in length and focus on one topic of interest. Unfortunately, after school workshops are not easy for educators with children, coaching responsibilities, or other academic responsibilities. After school workshops will be scheduled based on requests. If your school, team, or a group of teachers are interested in specific training, e-mail April to schedule a date and time. The content will be based on the objectives that you and/or your team specifies.
Number 2 Online Online learning is one of the best ways to learn because you can choose the date and time you want to learn. There are many courses offered by the state in all content areas. Some educators prefer learning online because they can guide their own learning. The Trussville City Schools Online Learning Center has been developed to assist you in learning basic computer skills, how to enhance education with technology, and much more! Think of it as PD in your PJ! Coming Soon!
Number 1 Extended Time with Peers The number one way to learn is with your peers focused on planning lessons. We want to give you this time to develop the engaging lessons with every resource to assist you. Each month, groups of teachers can meet for 3 hours at a time in the training room at the board to focus on developing lessons for specific content areas. One group of 4 teachers will come from 8:00 – 11:00 and another group from 12:30 – 3:30. Subs will be paid for by Pat Hodge. However, the school will be responsible for securing the subs. Select the next button to learn more!
Schedule for Lesson Design To reserve your place, e-mail April Chamberlain with the date and time. There are 4 available slots in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Each teacher will leave the training with resources to teach an up-coming lesson/unit, enhanced lesson plan, alternative assessment ideas and/or plans, and schedule for follow-up reflection. High School Schedule Middle School Schedule Paine Primary Schedule Paine Intermediate Schedule
High School Schedule September 5 – Math February 6 - Special Areas September 6 - Science February 7 - TTL / LTT October 10 - Social Studies March 3 - Math October 11 - Language Arts March 5 - Science November 5 – Special Areas April 14 - Social Studies November 7 – TTL / LTT April 18 - Language Arts December 3 - Math May 5 - Special Areas December 5 - Science May 7 - TTL / LTT January 7 - Social Studies January 9 - Language Arts Reserve your place soon!
Middle School Schedule September 10 – Math February 13 - Special Areas September 12 - Science February 14 - TTL / LTT October 22 - Social Studies March 10 - Math October 23 - Language Arts March 13 - Science November 14 – Special Areas April 28 - Social Studies November 16 – TTL / LTT April 30 - Language Arts December 10 - Math May 14 - Special Areas December 13 - Science May 14 - TTL / LTT January 14 - Social Studies January 17 - Language Arts Reserve your place soon!
Paine Intermediate Schedule September 20 – Math February 20 - Special Areas September 21 - Science February 722 - TTL / LTT October 24 - Social Studies March 24 - Math October 25 - Language Arts March 25 - Science November 26 – Special Areas May 1- Social Studies November 27 – TTL / LTT May 2 - Language Arts December 17 - Math May 8 - Special Areas December 19 - Science May 9 - TTL / LTT January 28 - Social Studies January 30 - Language Arts Reserve your place soon!
Paine Primary Schedule September 24 – Math February 27 - Special Areas September 28 - Science February 28 - TTL / LTT October 29 - Social Studies March 27 - Math November 2 - Language Arts March 28 - Science November 29 – Special Areas April 16 - Social Studies November 30 – TTL / LTT April 17 - Language Arts December 6 - Math May 15 - Special Areas December 7 - Science May 16 - TTL / LTT January 31 - Social Studies February 1 - Language Arts Reserve your place soon!