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For Professional Development Day/Record Keeping Day, we will have 105 minutes available for SLC’s and 90 minutes for departments.  The exception is the Dual Language Department who will be involved in a SIOP Training the whole time, and Health and PE who will be out of the building at a Rock Climbing training.  The Culture Team will also be in an all-day retreat.  The Schedule is as follows:

8:00 am – 9:45 – SLC (with the exception of those in pre-established training)
10:00 – 11:30 – Departmental Planning time – (with the exception of those in pre-established training)
11:30 – 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 – Recordkeeping

In SLC’s, the focus will on an introduction to Design Thinking, and its application to some real opportunities or challenges.  In Department, One priority of course is to provide time to prepare for the Second semester, through reviewing and revising GRASPS.  It is suggested that for at least part of the planning time, you use the lens of our Redesign focus on interdisciplinary, relevant projects that provide student choice and voice, as you review and revise GRASPS for the next semester.

Our Shared Leadership Subcommittee and the Instructional coaches on the ALT Team are working on developing  a PD plan for the yearBlue Engine has begun another community of practice cycle on co-teaching with our co-teaching partners. For January 25th PD day, the entire DL/BLA will have a training in SIOP, provided by the Center for Applied Linguistics.

The ALT Team met and participated in an introduction to Design Thinking, and a gallery walk of the work of the Design Sprint Teams. The next ALT team meeting will be Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 pm. The Instructional Coaches will lead a deeper dive into our Professional Development Plan, and we will engage in empathy interview with students to get their perceptions on what the professional development needs are for teachers and staff.

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