The Loop

PL Keeping You In The Know 5/5/16 VOL 2.9

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

21 Day Twitter Challenge in May - Prompts tweeted weekdays at 7 AM. #lisdchat
LOLA Online Learning - Opens Friday, June 3 @ 4 PM.
PDAS Training for New Teachers
- July 28, Aug 4, Aug 10
Coaching for Results Level I - Cohort A
- Must attend all 4 days: Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3, Aug 4
Power Coaching Level II - Must attend all 4 days: June 20, June 21, June 22, and June 23
Teach Like a Pirate Twitter Book Study
- June 6, June, 13, June 20, and June 27
Thinking Maps - July 13, July 26, Aug 3

#lisdchat

Join us for the 21 Day May Twitter Challenge!
  • Tweets include inspirational video clips that challenge your thinking, motivate you to act, and cause you to reflect.
  • Prompts are posted at 7 AM every weekday.
  • Let's make an impact these last 5 weeks of school!

Teach Like a Pirate Twitter Book Study

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you increase engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.

  • Registration & Information: HERE.
  • When: Mondays 8-9PM: June 6, June 13, June 20, & June 27
  • Where: on Twitter #lisdchat
  • Earn: 4 SBEC & 4 November Trade Credits

2016 Trade Credit Requirements

Trade Credit Requirements for next school year:
  • August trade credit
  • June 1, 2016 through August 12, 2016
  • August trade information found HERE.

  • November trade credit
  • June 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
  • November trade information found HERE.

Summer Learning Quick Links!

2016 - 2017 Professional Learning Calendar

Here is the link to the Professional Learning At-A-Glance Calendar posted on our Professional Learning website.

Administrator Professional Learning Options

In preparation for Leadership Conference, there are 4 optional books for summer reading. These books will be available at May Learning Leaders for pick-up:
  1. A Beautiful Constraint
  2. Mindset
  3. How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
  4. The Innovator's Mindset

*A reflection form will be available to complete after reading for November trade credit.


There are 2 new online courses for administrators each worth 3 November trade credits. Both will be available on LOLA this summer:

  1. Facilitation Skills
  2. Implementing Successful PLCs

Learning Leaders

The next Learning Leaders is on May 18. We will start the day at 8 AM. A separate Learning Leaders email will be sent with details for the day.

Planning Your PL

If you would like a think partner for determining Professional Learning needs, working on an implementation plan for past learning, or writing a campus Professional Learning plan please contact us. We are here to help!
millersh@lisd.net
hinkelmana@lisd.net
snivelytj@lisd.net