• August Professional Development Update

    All principals / Deadline: August 18

    The chart below outlines school based and systemic professional development taking place August 23-26. Please use this information when planning and finalizing your school-based activities. Schools will coordinate and offer appropriate professional learning at the school site on the three professional learning days that are not designated as systemic professional learning days.

    During the school-based professional learning days, schools must facilitate a two-hour training session for staff around Infinite Campus. In addition, schools must provide the equivalent of a full day of classroom preparation time per the BTU collective bargaining agreement.*

    Please complete the attached August School-Based Professional Learning Plan and submit it to your ILED by August 18.

    School-based Professional Development day


    August 23

    School-based Professional Development day

    ·         High school health teachers will be required to attend off-site training

    ·         Related services providers will be required to attend off-site training

    ·         Life Skills & PAL program staff will be required to attend off-site training

    ·         Optional professional development opportunities will be available (additional details forthcoming)


    August 24

    Systemic Professional Development day

    ·         Site based content specific modules for mathematics and English/language arts

    ·         Content specific off-site training will be offered; additional detail is forthcoming


    August 25

    School-based Professional Development day


    August 26 

    * BTU Agreement page 35: “At the beginning of the school year, at least the equivalent of one full day in at least half day increments shall be guaranteed for teachers to prepare their room, with no meetings or other assigned responsibilities.”