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.

 
 
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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.

 
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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.

Features

  • 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

 
FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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

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2018-2019 Conferences & Workshops

*Please be sure to fill out the GVSD Conference Attendance & Presentation Checklist prior to submitting a proposal or registering.