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PL Keeping You in the Know 5/6/15 Vol 1.9

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Eduphoria Workshop Training (May 18 or May 19)

Administrators Supporting CHAMPS (June 15)

Online Summer Courses open June 5.

Back to School Professional Learning Courses in Eduphoria

All campus back to school professional learning courses need to be entered into Eduphoria by Friday, May 22, so staff may register before they leave for summer. Agendas and Learning outcomes need to be added in the Notes section by Aug. 6.

If you have a staff member that needs to be trained as a course manager or would like a refresher, we are providing two trainings the week of May 18. We recommend that each campus has at least two people trained to enter courses in Eduphoria (an assistant principal and secretary). Eduphoria Training for new staff (2 hours) May 18 or May 19.

Summer Book Studies for Administrators

Administrators have the opportunity to read one (or more) books in preparation for next year. These four book studies are OPTIONAL.


Only 2 books are online courses (may have options for additional credit beyond 3 hours)

  • The Cultural Proficiency Journey (Campbell Jones & Lindsey)
  • The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind (Fisher & Frey)

2 other books will have reflections documented in a Google Form.

  • Lemons to Lemonade: Resolving Problems in Meetings, Workshops, & PLCs (Garmston & Zimmerman)
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler)


To receive a book (except for The Cultural Proficiency Journey book – which you will be getting at Learning Leaders), please complete this FORM by May 15. If you already have one of the books and plan to participate in the book study, you do NOT need to check that book off on the form.

PL for New Hires

New professional employees receive the following professional learning info:
PDAS Dates
Thinking Maps Dates - New teachers MUST pick up a Thinking Maps binder from their campus ahead of time!
Letter about required professional learning
Compliance Training Information
PL At-A-Glance Calendar
August / November Trade Credit Information

New Hire Week Schedule
August 10 - First Year Teachers (Agenda)
August 11 - New Professional Employees (Agenda)
August 12 - New Employee Campus Day - AM, Last Chance PDAS - PM
August 13 - New Employee Curriculum Day
August 14 - August Required Curriculum PL Day (for those who need it)