Professional Learning

Plano Independent School District

Professional Learning

Plano Independent School District

Professional Learning Overview

  • Professional Learning Definition

    Professional Learning is a reflective and continuous growth process where learning extends into practice, positively impacting student success.

     

    Professional Learning Vision Statement

    Plano ISD will cultivate a culture that empowers and supports all staff through collaborative, innovative, reflective learning.

     

    Professional Learning Guiding Principles

    The Plano ISD professional learning program will…

    • Be differentiated to meet the diverse learning needs of staff.
    • Emphasize the importance of learning as the desired outcome rather than the total hours of attendance in a session.
    • Support each staff member when planning, fulfilling, and monitoring his/her professional learning experiences.
    • Prepare all employees to understand and appreciate all students and to hold high expectations for their students’ academic achievement and personal growth.
    • Promote innovative practices and job-embedded, timely learning opportunities with continuing follow-up.
    • Incorporate learning communities with goals aligned to those of the state, district, cluster, school, and/or individuals.
    • Deepen educators’ content knowledge, provide them with research-based instructional strategies, prepare them to use various types of assessments, and provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to involve families in their children’s education.
    • Reflect a collaborative, unified program seeking continuous improvement,  while diversifying the structure to honor the unique needs of early childhood, elementary, middle, high, and senior high campuses.
    • Assess the merit, worth, and effectiveness of professional learning initiatives and activities.

Upcoming Learning

  • Instructional Technology: Summer Learning Catalog

    • Guide your digital age students into becoming empowered learners, digital citizens, knowledge constructors, innovative designers, computational thinkers, creative communicators, and global collaborators by effectively integrating technology into your current instruction. 
    • Check out the full catalog of Professional Learning Options: 2017 Instructional Technology Catalog

     

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