The Loop

PL Keeping You In The Know 1/29/16 VOL 2.6

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Eduphoria Workshop Training for Course Creators February 3
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
Leadership Workshop: Crucial Conversations
February 22
Leadership Workshop: Cultivating Campus Culture
March 21
LISD ePortfolio
February 13, February 27, March 26, April 16
SmartBoard March 26
Twitter Chat Book Study: Start with Why Feb 29, March 14, March 21, March 28

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.

Do you or your staff need Nov. Trade Credit?

The deadline for earning Nov. Trade Credit for this school year is March 31.
Full time staff need 12 Nov. Trade Credits.
There are many options found above in Upcoming Learning Opportunities and below in Online Learning and Administrator Book Studies.
November Trade FAQs found here.

Online Learning

Administrator Book Studies

Online book studies in LOLA (Courses close March 31.)


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

  • 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.

Winter Online Learning Deadline

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.

Learning Leaders

The next Learning Leaders is on February 17.
We will start the day at 8 AM.

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!