Professional Learning

Plano Independent School District

Professional Learning

Plano Independent School District

  • Trade Learning Saturday: Sign up now!

    Trade Learning Saturday - Registration is Now Open


    Our first Trade Learning Saturday of the 2022-23 school year is happening on October 22. Registration is now open! Click here to view the Trade Learning Saturday schedule for your favorite sessions before they fill up. We have sessions for everyone, including campus administrators, so please check out the session offerings!


    All sessions qualify for 2022-2023 trade hours. The links for online sessions will appear in Sched automatically 10 minutes before the session’s scheduled start time. Here are some helpful tips:

    ·        Don’t forget to filter by the session type by using the menu bar on the right side of the screen (Elementary, GT Credit, Math, etc.)

    ·        To sign up for sessions, simply click the circle icon next to the session name.

    ·        For support with, check out their user guides here.

    ·        For additional support, contact Marcus Miller in Professional Learning.


  • Project Management for District and Campus Leaders

    Project Management 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.

  • 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.

    🙋️ Please pass along the schedule and details to teachers whom you think would benefit from the learning -

    💻 Direct PowerSchool link to sign up.

  • 2022-2023 Professional Learning Calendar

    Powered by Learning iconThe 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.  

  • Vector Solutions: Mandatory Compliance Training

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    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:

    Vector Solutions Webdesk 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

  • Classroom Management

    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".

  • Google Capacity Cohort: Spring 2022

    We are now taking applications for the Google Capacity Cohort: Spring 2022! 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 September 30, 2022. The online, self-paced training modules, and three-hour exam must be completed by December 31 2022.
    Contact Marcus Miller in Professional Learning if you have any questions.

  • Additional Learning Opportunities

    Navigating PowerSchool 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.