The Loop

PL Keeping You In The Know 1/7/16 VOL 2.5

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

CHAMPS Classroom Management (must attend both) Day 1 Jan. 27 and Day 2 Feb. 10
Google Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions January 30, February 13, April 16
Google Classroom & Google Drive
January 30, February 13, February 27, March 26, April 16
Google Sites
January 30, February 13, February 27, March 26, April 16
LISD ePortfolio
January 30, February 13, February 27, March 26, April 16
SmartBoard February 27, March 26

Thinking Maps (Introductory course for those new to LISD. Others may attend.) Jan. 29

Campus Professional Learning Day - February 15

The design structure and content learned will be determined by campus administration based on campus needs. Please note that instructional paraprofessionals will be pulled for district-level learning. All others will be on campus for the learning.

  • Please enter course in Eduphoria by February 8.
  • Attach PL agenda to the notes tab.
  • Please return sign in sheets to PL dept by February 23.

Administrator Book Study Opportunities for November Trade Credit

Online book studies in LOLA


Book Reflections in Google Forms (Forms open until March 31, 2016.)

  • Lemons to Lemonade - 3 Nov. Trade Credits (Form HERE)
  • Crucial Conversations - 3 Nov. Trade Credits (Form HERE)


If you need a book, please contact Amy Mayfield in Professional Learning.

Learning Leaders

The next Learning Leaders is on January 20.
We will start the day at 8 AM.

Online Learning

Winter online courses will CLOSE on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 8 AM. Here is the link to the winter online learning flyer.

Spring online learning courses will OPEN Friday, Feb. 12, at 4 PM and will remain open until March 31.

February 15 - Campus PL Day

This is a campus professional learning day. Instructional paraprofessionals (ESL & SpEd) will attend district-level learning. Campus administration can expect all other staff to be on campus to participate in the learning.

March 31 - Last Day to Earn Nov. Trade Credit

November trade credit for the 2015 - 16 school year MUST be earned by March 31, 2016.

How can Professional Learning support your campus?

Topics we can support:
  • Cooperative Learning Strategies
  • Classroom Management
  • PLC's
  • Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Struggling Teachers
  • Specific Learning Interests
  • Campus Initiatives
  • Thinking Maps
  • First Year Teacher & New Hire Support


In what ways can we support?

  • Book studies
  • Twitter chats
  • Online courses
  • Campus trainings
  • Campus leaders trainings
  • District trainings
  • Observation / feedback
  • Connecting with resources


Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help!