•  Professional Learning Calendar 

    Registration for Professional Development Clock Hours for 2018-2019 is now open.  Any staff member who wishes to earn clock hour credits must do the following: Register by the deadline, sign in on the attendance sheets at each professional learning session or ACE Day, and complete a course evaluation within two weeks of any course ending


     Upcoming Teaching and Learning Events



    Math Studio Cohort B


     Chloe Clark


    National Board (NBCT) cohort meeting


    Math Studio Cohort A


    Chloe Clark




    National Board Renewal Cohort Meeting 


    Chloe Clark



    National Board Renewal Cohort Meeting


    Chloe Clark



    National Board (NBCT) cohort meeting 


    Pioneer AM

    Buildings PM

    Optional Inservice Day 

    Building/District Determined


    Throughout the year, our K-5 teachers will be engaged in learning around habits of mind and interaction.  Each participating staff member is assigned to a cohort and has a specific cohort schedule.  See Principal for schedule details.


    Updated 11/13/18


     March 8th Optional Workday

    UPDATED: 10/25/18

    The agenda for this optional workday will include morning seminars of choice at Pioneer Middles School, followed by an afternoon of activity at building sites.  Steilacoom High School will be engaged in Marzano Training all day. See your building principal or Professional Learning Team representative for details. 

    Clock Hours: If you are in need of clock hours, please read the instructions below and be sure to register in ProDev for the March 8th optional inservice.

    Failure to register will prevent you from being listed as an attendee and from claiming clock hours.

    Attached is a list and description guide for the August Seminars of Choice to be presented on August 27th.

    Steps to register for ProDev Course TBD  


     Professional Learning Opportunities

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching (BAS-T)

    Pierce College has a partnership with Steilacoom and other area school districts to support people to become certified teachers in

    Early Childhood Education (ECE).

    Bast info  

    Pierce College’s Bachelors of Applied Science in Teaching program (BAS-T) is holding an Information Meeting November 9 on the Puyallup campus, in the College Center, Room 250, and on Dec 7 back at the Fort Steilacoom Campus. A flyer with more information is attached. 



     GRIT - Teacher Workshop: Evergreen State College

    Evergreen State College is hosting a play centered on the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.  Saturday, January 12th 9:00am-1:30pm. The College is charging a $100 registration fee and offers 4 clock hours for $20.  GRIT flyer 011219


    The Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB) offers a scholarship to classified employees who are pursuing an Associate Arts (AA) degree.



     Safe Schools

    Safe Schools is a mandatory training program which all new and continuing employees must complete every year.

    An email is sent each summer to employees with a link to access and with instructions.

    The requirement is expected to be met by all employees by the last workday in September.



    Staff who are requesting clock hours through ProDev system must complete

    Requesting clock hour credit without completing these steps will not be allowed.


    The focus for professional development for the 2018-2019 school year was determined through several rounds of staff input and organization by our district professional leadership team of teachers and administrators. We are pleased to announce that this year's professional development will focus on three key themes:

    Race and Equity


    Social Emotional Learning



     Highlights from 2017-2018
    August 28 kickoff
    Father Oleksa discussing diversity at the August kickoff.