Pinterest for Professional Learning

Irving Independent School District


This is a professional learning opportunity for you to document, via Pinterest, your online learning of instructional strategies and resources that aligns with a personal classroom, campus, or district goal. With administrator approval*, this format may be used for up to 3 hours of Required PD Credit. ALL coursework MUST be completed outside of school contract hours.

How Does It Work?

Before you start “pinning away”, look at the guidelines below to ensure that you meet all the requirements to earn the 3 hours of Required PD Credit.

  1. Review this rubric:

  2. Select one instructional strategy or concept that aligns with a personal classroom, campus, or district goal.

  3. Create a board using the instructional strategy or focus as the title.

  4. Be selective: Compile a board of 10-15 VALUABLE PINS related to your strategy or concept. *see below for more information

    1. All pins must link to a blog, a viable resource, or article that pertains to the topic that you chose.

  5. Before you pin, change the caption to reflect a summary of what you learned from the pin.

  6. Try it out! Apply what you learned in your classroom.

    1. You must include a link to an artifact from your classroom showing evidence of learning to receive credit. Artifacts may include: student work or a student created product, lesson video, teacher created product, etc.

  7. Once you have pinned 10-15 GREAT ideas related to your instructional strategy/focus, and have tried it out in your classroom, complete this form (also linked below).

What makes a VALUABLE pin?

When selecting pins, consideration should be given to the following:

  • Alignment to personal classroom/campus goal

  • Reflection of developmentally appropriate approach

  • Quality of technology integration

  • Engaging and effective activities

  • Requirement of reflection and deep learning

  • Geared to diverse learners, interests, and needs

  • Quality of assessment opportunities

  • Authentic learning experiences

NOTE: Pins to this board should NOT link to: Teachers Pay Teachers, social media, or photo sharing websites