Professional Development Newsletter
Virtual Learning Tools Folder
We are constantly adding and updating resources in the Virtual Learning Tools Folder in the AMI-X Plans 2020-2021 Shared Drive. Make sure you check this often!
If you find a resource that you feel would benefit other teachers, please let Ms. Greiner or Ms. Ward know and we will check it out!
Important Professional Development Committee Information
During January's PD Committee Meeting, it was discussed and approved for teachers to submit virtual professional development reimbursements which happened on the teacher's own time. Those virtual PD sessions may be allowed for teacher compensation. This compensation would be similar to tutoring hours. The following MUST BE MET in order for the virtual PD session compensation to be considered:
- Discussion with principal
- Submit PD Activity Request Form (found on district website)
- PD Request MUST be approved by principal
Once the PD Request has been submitted and approved by the principal, the PD Committee will meet to review and vote on the Request. An email will then be sent out to the teacher.
*NOTE: If you have participated in a virtual PD session prior to February, please talk with your principal to see if you may be eligible for this compensation.
Virtual Teaching Humor
10 Powerful Instructional Strategies
- Essential Question
- Activating Strategy
- Relevant Vocabulary
- Limited Lecture
- Graphic Organizers
- Student Movement
- Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Questions
Each of these strategies, when used appropriately and correctly, can promote student success in the classroom. For more information and examples on how a school district has used these strategies, visit: https://www.edutopia.org/stw-school-turnaround-student-engagement-video
Professional Development Committee Information
The PD Committee Meets on the Last Tuesday of Each Month at 3:30pm in the MS/HS Library. If you need any Professional Development Support, please contact one of the committee members below.
Professional Development Committee Members:
Maygen Ward-Chair & District Instructional Coach
Amanda Munson-Administrative Liaison
Stephanie Greiner-District Curriculum Director
Linda Buchanan-Elementary Instructional Coach
Mandy Adey-middle school
Shelly Mutzebaugh-middle school
vacant position-high school
Matt Peterson-high school
Wytney Steelman-vocational building