Standards & Guidelines Video
Obtain the latest information regarding District professional requirements by watching the video. A copy of the revised Standards and Guidelines is available by selecting the graphic above titled, "Standards & Guidelines".
Gearing Up for Professional Development
Summer Preview begins April 19th! Registration opens on April 24th! Get started toward planning your learning journey towards professional growth.
2013-2014 Professional Development Calendar
The Professional Development Calendar for 2013-2014 is now available for planning future professional development events. The calendar is located in the files section at the bottom of this webpage.
Learning Forward Announces New Professional Learning Standards
Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011) is the third iteration of standards outlining the characteristics of professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. Learning Forward, with the contribution of 40 professional associations and education organizations, developed the Standards for Professional Learning.
The standards make explicit that the purpose of professional learning is for educators to develop the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions they need to help students perform at higher levels. The standards are not a prescription for how education leaders and public officials should address all the challenges related to improving the performance of educators and their students. Instead, the standards focus on one critical issue -- professional learning. Each standard begins with the stem: Professional Learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students...
A quick reference guide detailing the new standards is provided at the bottom of this webpage in the Files list for further perusal.
Project Share Texas
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is proud to announce a new initiative that will explore the development and delivery of high quality professional development in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Project Share utilizes a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications to provide professional development resources for teachers across the state and build professional learning communities where educators can collaborate and participate in online learning opportunities. If you do not have a Project Share Account or have misplaced your login and password, contact Charlotte Tharp to receive this information. email@example.com or 903-952-4013
PD360 Is an on-demand professional development resource that allows subscribers to instantly access nearly 1,000 research-based video segments. Segments address highly relevant educational issues by presenting advice from the leading experts and showing real best-practice classroom examples. Participants will choose one of 5 pre-determined courses to view and respond to reflection questions to document learning. If you are new to TISD and do not have a PD360 account, contact Charlotte Tharp firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-952-4013 to get started with your own professional learning plan.
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Eduphoria Workshop, Project Share, PD360