May 2018 Professional Development Corner

May 2018 Professional Development Corner
Posted on 05/01/2018
Professoinal Development Week CoverThanks to those that have served on the PD Advisory Committee this past year. Your guidance and input in directing our work is appreciated. If you are a PD Advisory member, remember to let me know if you plan to continue to be on our committee next year.

We have this year’s kick-off speaker planned and are excited about the message she will deliver to our staff. The event will be held at the same location as last year (Chaska Event Center) and we are working hard at planning for New Teacher Orientation (August 13-14), PD Week (August 13-16), and Kick-off Week (August 27-31).

We are very excited about the developments regarding PD Week this year! Watch for specific print materials coming soon, but we can tell you we have over 50 offerings and more than 30 presenters. The other very exciting development is the ability to get Graduate Credits for the workshops through Learners Edge and Augustana University. We will not have one specific Re-Licensure Day, but instead have tried to offer many courses over the four days that qualify toward re-licensure instead. We know every staff member should be able to find at least one or two interesting class and hope you find time to take advantage of this opportunity.

Thanks for your support of our PD Department. Have a great finish to your school year!

- Dave Olson x8107