Google Capacity Cohort: Spring 2023We are now taking applications for the Google Capacity Cohort: Spring 2023! Over 1000 Plano ISD educators have earned their Google Certified Educator credential. This program is for teachers and campus/district leaders who are interested in building their capacity for technology integration and Google's suite of educational tools and resources. There has never been a better time to increase your mastery of the Google Suite for Education tools, including Google Drive and Google Classroom. Participants will complete 15 hours of online study modules (which are Trade Eligible!), and then take a rigorous online assessment measuring proficiency to earn their Google Certified Educator credential. This opportunity is available to teachers, paras, and administrators alike.Applications are due January 6, 2023. The online, self-paced training modules, and three-hour exam must be completed by April 20 2023.Contact Marcus Miller in Professional Learning if you have any questions.Please fill out this application if you are interested. Space is limited so apply now!
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2022-2023 Professional Learning Calendar
The Professional Learning Dates Calendar includes designated district and campus PL dates for the 2022-23 school year. These dates include required district-led professional learning and required collaborative team planning time (identified on the document as District PL: Learning and Teaching). Principals are encouraged to share these dates and expectations about engaging in district-led learning and campus time, as designated in the document linked above. Please mark your calendars to ensure these dates do not conflict with personal plans. Any absences must be approved by the principal and entered into Teams since these are all contract work days.
FOMO Digital Learning Classes
Our “FOMO” Digital Learning class series is published. We hope you can join us! Each class is one hour, held virtually, two after-school offerings.
PowerSchool link to sign up.Direct
Project Management for District and Campus Leaders
Professional Learning now offers training on the standards for Project Management as outlined by PMI and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This system for project planning is followed by some of the most successful companies across the world including construction, technology, manufacturing, and more. Plano ISD is a project-oriented organization, and these rules and systems can help us to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close our projects in a way that has been time tested and proven effective. This training can support planning for student support options, new PL initiatives, new programs identified in your CIP, and other similar projects.
Please come with a specific project in mind that you will plan and work on as a part of this training. This course is for campus and district leaders. Sign up in PowerSchool here.
Please contact Marcus Miller in PL for more information.
Vector Solutions: Mandatory Compliance Training
Vector Solutions Compliance Training Plan 2022-2023
Please take a few moments to carefully review the 2022-2023 Vector Solutions (formerly SafeSchools) training information. Vector Solutions includes many of our mandatory trainings which are required by law and/or board policy. This overview provides all the necessary information about how to log in to Plano ISD’s Vector Solutions website and take the required training.
Vector Solutions serves an important role in Plano ISD. Compliance training protects the district from liability, and teaches employees about safety and legal guidelines. New employees are required to take more courses than employees who have already received training in previous years. Both lists are available below. Notice that due dates for new employees and existing employees may be different.
Logging In to Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions can be accessed through the link below or Webdesk. Login to webdesk with your PISD network credentials (firstname.lastname) and your normal district password. Then select the Vector Solutions icon:
Once logged in, all mandatory courses will be listed on the homescreen. Suggested courses may be listed below the required courses. You are not required to take any suggested courses unless instructed to do so. If you do not see a required course, please contact SafeSchools@pisd.edu.
Classroom management resources and professional learning information is available for classroom teachers and support staff is now available here! For professional learning information regarding this topic, be sure to check out the information located under "Instructor-Led courses".
Additional Learning Opportunities
Check out the PowerSchool Development calendar for additional learning opportunities.Use the Course Search box to browse our catalog of learning opportunities. You can also search the Calendar in the top-right corner to search for learning opportunities by date and time.