Welcome Back Staff!

from the Office of IT and Staff Development

Is it August already?!

Greetings Staff!

I hope that each of you had a wonderful summer vacation filled with lots of relaxation and rejuvenation for the upcoming school year. The purpose of this eNews is to provide you with information about our New Employees Orientation and Back to School events.

The district is requesting all new staff to report to their respective campuses on August 11, 2014 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm celebrating a Week of Welcomed events. Returning staff will report to their assigned campuses on August 18, 2014. We missed you greatly and look forward to seeing you Big Time!

The district has scheduled various activities and professional developments for staff this year. The goal is to provide staff with professional developments that meets the needs of compliance, to increase employee enhancements and best practices. This year, we are extremely excited to offer pre-planned professional development events that are accessible online and face-to-face.

We are super excited to have Dr. Eric Jensen and Mr. Neal Jeffrey in our district on August 20th and 22nd as well! When you can, take a minute and visit the Instructional Technology and Staff Development Resources site for more information. You'll have instant access to the monthly calendar and flyers of scheduled events. Thank you in advance for all of your efforts and enjoy the rest of your summer.

CBISD 2014-2015 Mandatory Staff Development Plan

In keeping with federal, state and local compliances, all employees, new and returning must complete the courses listed on page 5 or 6. These courses are annual requirements that meet the constraints of federal, state and local trainings or staff developments.

Provided below are brief overviews of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part II §153.1011. Minimum Staff Development Standards, Texas Educator Code, §21.451, Texas Educator Code, §21.054, Columbia-Brazoria ISD Multi-year Goals Pertaining to Staff Development, Columbia-Brazoria ISD District Improvement Plan Goal, Objective and Strategies as they pertain to trainings or staff developments. Federal requirements associated with the Columbia-Brazoria ISD E-Rate ePlan, CIPA, COPPA, The Protecting Children in the 21st Century ACT and OSHA are identified with each course.

It is important to note that some courses are due before August 25, 2014 and others must be completed by January 30, 2015. Upon completion, staff will need to sign and return page 5 or 6 to Brenda Matthews in Central Administration via interoffice mail. It is not necessary for staff to submit copies of EduHero or Eduphoria certificates of completion; or other documents along with their signature sheet. One signature sheet per person for all modules will suffice.

Paraprofessional Notice: Paraprofessionals will need to complete online courses during scheduled in-service days. Paraprofessionals who complete EduHero courses outside of these scheduled days will not receive compensation for electing to do so as the district has set aside days and resources for completion.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to trainings or staff developments contact me at your earliest convenience. I am more than happy to assist.

Welcome to EduHero!

CBISD is officially subscribed to this interactive, on-demand, professional development program. Courses can be taken anywhere internet is available and on multiple devices. Staff can register for and start taking courses today! Please carefully read and follow the directions below as they pertain to EduHero registration and the CBISD 2014-2015 Mandatory Staff Development Training Plan for educators and paraprofessionals:

1. Register: Go to https://eduhero.net/register.php or click here to register
(must use district email)

2. Verify: Check your email and verify your account (check junk mail/spam summary).

3. Access: Log in with your login credentials.

Please note: during your initial login you are required to select your campus and a
password retrieval question; all other options may be skipped.

4. Learn: Open another tab and go to http://mbcurl.me/PCT8 or click here to access
the CBISD 2014-2015 Mandatory Staff Development Training Plans.

  • Staff will need to read the information provided and complete the Educators or Paraprofessionals Plan that’s listed by the scheduled due dates (see page 5 or 6).
  • Provided below is a screenshot of the CBISD 2014-2015 Mandatory Staff Development Training Plans in EduHero.
  • Please note: staff can update their profile, access optional courses, monitor their progress and view/save certificates of completion from the “Home” or "Learning" tabs. Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

Are you new to Eduphoria? If so, check out the information below.

The district currently uses an online system called Eduphoria SchoolObjects for professional development. In order for you to use this system, you will need to log into Eduphoria and update your profile accordingly. Doing so allow you to register for staff developments offered district wide; and allow me to apply credits to trainings previously attended. It is important to note that when you update your account to make sure your profile information is correct and to place a check mark in front of all campuses listed, including admin. Simply save these changes and you’re done! You will have instant access to register for PD events in Eduphoria.

In an effort to assist, links to a short tutorial and a cheat sheet on how to complete this process are provided below. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Happy learning!