Teacher Professional Learning Options
In education, research has shown that teaching quality and school leadership are the most important factors in raising student achievement. For teachers and school and district leaders to be as effective as possible, they continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Educators learn to help students learn at the highest levels.
Effective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students’ learning challenges. To be effective, professional development requires thoughtful planning followed by careful implementation with feedback to ensure it responds to educators’ learning needs. Click on the button below to access Garnet Valley’s calendar events for our CHOICE DAYS.
Kyte Learning is a large library of video-based professional development courses and tutorials that provide teachers with on-demand technology training and support around various technology topics and tools. Courses available within the Kyte Learning platform are authored and created by submitting educators and content is vetted and approved by Kyte Learning. Courses can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, and each is composed of several lessons broken down into related videos.
Hundreds of short video-based technology training courses
Courses are self-paced and ideal for just-in-time learning
Content available for free or paid subscription
Great for teachers who want to learn the basics of a variety of technology tools and platforms
Seal of Alignment Review
Kyte Learning’s Course Library successfully underwent the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment review for Readiness. Reviewers determined that this library of courses, provides teachers foundational information on how to use a variety of technology tools and platforms, and can help build strong foundational skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Teachers.
"The Kyte Learning library is current, interesting, and immediately useful to classroom teachers at any grade level. Each course is full of short, easy to follow training videos for a wide variety of programs and offer a valuable opportunity for teachers to begin to grow in their application of technology."
— ISTE Review Report
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Please click on the links below for different courses, projects, conferences, workshops, and other professional learning opportunities for the year.
If you are requesting to attend or present at a conference, prior to submitting your proposal and/or registration for the conference, please complete the following GVSD Conference Attendance & Presentation Checklist & set up a meeting with your building administration.
Please see the following guidelines for General Information Regarding the District’s Professional Development Flex/ACT 48 & Community Flex Program 2018 – 2019 School Year for information related to Flex.
Continuing Education - Graduate Credits & Certifications
ASM Materials Education Foundation: Teacher Materials Camp
Click the following link if you are interested in a free week long summer camp on material science offered by ASM Education Foundation. https://www.asmfoundation.org/who-we-impact/teachers/teacher-materials/
Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU)- Courses, Trainings & Workshops
Harvard's Project Zero Online Courses (Visible Thinking, the Maker-Centered Classroom and More!)
PAWLP Courses, Institutes and Degree Programs at West Chester University (2018-2019 School Year)
PAWLP Classes at Garnet Valley (*some work will be completed online):
PWP 599-02 Teach Shift will run from 3/18-5/5 Wednesdays from 3-6:30pm. It will be taught by Tricia Ebarvia and Brian Kelley.
*Please make sure to enroll and register through WCU https://www.wcupa.edu/_admissions/sch_dgr/nonDegree.aspx and apply for non-degree status.
University of Pennsylvania GSE Courses
PLN Bootcamp-Mindfulness in Education (March 20, 2019)
PLN Bootcamp-Nurturing and Challenging the Gifted Reader (April 27, 2019)
(ONLINE) PLN 1 Critical Reading and Writing in Support of Learning (Fall 2019)
(ONLINE) PLN 15 Engaging Students through Digital Learning Environments (Fall 2019)
PSEA Professional Learning Exchange
Click the following link to PSEA’s Professional Learning Exchange - https://www.psea.org/for-members/professional-practice/professional-learning-exchange/. This Exchange offers a wide range of online and in-person courses, eligible for Act 48 and Chapter 14 hours, along with a searchable library of publications on issues related to professional issues, teaching and learning, and education policy that affect educators and education support professionals.
2018-2019 Conferences & Workshops
(PSTA) Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (September 30 & October 1 @ State College, PA)
(PCSS) Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (October 18-20 @ Harrisburg, PA)
(PASCD) Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (November 18-20 @ Hershey, PA)
(PETE&C) Pennsylvania Technology Expo & Conference (Feb 10-13 @ Hershey, PA)
(ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education (June 23-26 @ Philadelphia, PA)
*Please be sure to fill out the GVSD Conference Attendance & Presentation Checklist prior to submitting a proposal or registering.