October Professional Development Corner

Professional Development Corner
Posted on 09/30/2017
Christine Wytaske presents at the November 2016 Teacher Workshop

Greetings SouthWest Metro Staff! Hopefully the first month of your new school year has been productive and fulfilling. I am sure you and your students have all settled into a routine and the learning is kicking into "high gear". Look for ways to incorporate our “Above the Line” theme in your sites, classrooms, and learning environments.


Have you taken and submitted your Blood Borne Pathogen training on our Whitewater site yet? If not, please get that completed at your earliest convenience. If you need assistance, please contact Joy Whitehead.


Many of our District committees are up and running! They have either begun meeting or will meet in the near future. Please communicate any concerns that should be directed to those advisory committees with your building representative that serves on that committee. If your building is not represented on a committee and you have an interest in becoming involved, please let your Supervisor know. For those of you who are involved on committees, thank you for your time and commitment to our District Mission and Vision.


Upcoming Committee Meetings include:

October 2 - Professional Development Advisory Committee (3:00 p.m. at Valley Green Board Room)

October 11 - Teacher Evaluation Committee

Mark your calendars:

November 6th will be a Teacher Planning Day. If you have any professional development needs, curriculum-related needs, or any type of support from the Professional Development Office on that day, please do not hesitate to contact me.   November 22nd will be our Teacher Workshop Day for licensed staff. If you have PD needs you would like the PD Advisory Committee to be aware of, let a committee member know. You can also contact Joy Whitehead or myself.


Have a wonderful October!
Dave Olson dolson@swmetro.k12.mn.us (952) 567-8107