Professional Learning Calendar
Registration for Professional Development Clock Hours for 2018-2019 is now open. Any staff member who wishes to earn clock hours 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
NBCT Renewal Cohort
Chloe Clark: Bradshaw’s Rm
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.
March 8th Optional Inservice Day
Thank you to all staff who attended the optional work day on March 8th.
A special thanks to Louann Stalder and the Professional Learning Team for organizing the guest presenters for the morning session.
And additional thanks to our presenters who provided engaging and relevant workshops.
Be certain to complete your ProDev course evaluation by the stated deadline in order to earn clock hours.
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).
If you haven’t yet attended a Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching Information Meeting, now is the time! The application for the Summer part-time program is due April 1, and the application for the Fall full-time program is due June 1. I would encourage you to attend one of the meetings listed below prior to submitting your application:
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Bates Technical College South Campus, Building E, Resource Center Room
Friday, April 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Olympic Building, Room 181
Please bring a copy of your transcript you can leave with staff to review and ensure you have all pre-requisite courses completed.
The Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB) offers a scholarship to classified employees who are pursuing an Associate Arts (AA) degree.
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 an evaluation of each course attended.
Requesting clock hour credit without signing in for each session and completing the evaluation these steps will not be granted.
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 2017-2018Father Oleksa discussing diversity at the August kickoff.