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Kingsport City Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Nov. 22-24, 2017! Classes will resume on Nov. 27, 2017.

Professional Learning

Professional Learning for KCS Faculty & Staff

The Professional Learning Vision of Kingsport City Schools is framed within our guiding tenets, specifically the Core Values, Goals, Core Competencies, and Key Practices. Our professional learning efforts are inclusive of all Kingsport City School employees and focus on the four areas of Induction/Mentoring, Continuous Learning, Professional Learning Communities, and Succession Planning. The four focus areas provide the major work of every department, is cyclical, and in constant refinement.  Initial large scale and broad based learning may take place at the district level and then shifts to the implementation phase of learning. Implementation of new learning and continuous learning is situated within the schools and teams through job embedded approaches such as professional learning communities and the support of administrators and instructional design specialists. The multi-layered approach to professional learning allows for appropriate implementation expectations with the necessary feedback, reflection, refinement, and follow-through for the application of new learning model.

 

KCS Professional Learning Calendar

Click here to view the KCS Professional Learning Calendar on Google.
Click the interested session for details and registration information.
If you have further questions, contact Dr. Stephanie L. Potter at spotter@k12k.com or 423-378-5193.
 
Please contact Dr. Stephanie Potter, Director of Professional Learning at (423) 378.5193 or spotter@k12k.com with questions regarding Professional Learning and/or New Teacher Resources.

Pre-K/K Student Growth Portfolio Model Virtual Training

The department has recorded a virtual training that demonstrates how student work artifacts will be scored through the lens of the foundational, reading, and writing scoring rubrics in the pre-K and kindergarten student growth portfolio model. The training will be posted on the TEAM website tomorrow (9/22/17). For questions related to the training, please reach out to Portfolio.Questions@tn.gov

The webinar also contains information regarding Professional Development Points (PDPs).

Professional Learning in Literacy for 2017-2018 3:45 – 5:00 PM

Professional Learning Sessions in Literacy for 2017-2018

Session

Date

Location

Registration Link

Benchmark Phonics

August 17

Jefferson

https://goo.gl/forms/kMnOyZzWmlUxhtio2

DRA Training

August 31

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/KTBInenY70iu2S8y2

Leveled Literacy Intervention

September 7

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/SDwbJsqpX5WEeF642

Mentor Sentences

September 28

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/iiOpIbiN6ljcCo922

Interactive Read Aloud/Shared Reading

October 26

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/TYyJxUOXlgat2Gke2

Guided Reading

November 9

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/UvpCAzfx38X2o4wP2

Task Development

January 18

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/L0kapn7w6vkVLrgA2

Assessment (TNReady)

February 22

ASC

https://goo.gl/forms/t0N4PXAyjYXBNUvu1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 PowerSchool Collaboratives        
Date Time Topic Targeted Audience Location:        
5/22/2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am PowerTeacher Pro demo for pilot group Teachers - Pilot group ASC Tech Lab        
7/10/2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PowerSchool - Elementary scheduling (Day 1) Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
7/11/2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PowerSchool - Elementary scheduling (Day 2) Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
7/18/2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PowerTeacher Pro demo for pilot group Teachers - Pilot group ASC Tech Lab        
7/25/2017 8:00 am - 9:30 am PowerSchool - Secondary BOY info Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
7/27/2017 8:00 am - 9:15 am Daily attendance count process review Elementary ASC Tech Lab        
7/27/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Daily attendance count process review Secondary ASC Tech Lab        
7/27/2017 11:30 am - 12:15 pm PowerSchool attendance process (NEW for 17-18) Secondary attendance clerk ASC Tech Lab        
8/24/2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PowerSchool 5/10/15 attendance letter process (NEW for 17-18)   ASC Tech Lab        
8/31/2017 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Progress report process review Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
8/31/2017 9:30 am -11:00 am PowerSchool - Progress report process review Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
10/5/2017 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly Collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
10/5/2017 9:30 am -11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly Collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
10/17/2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am Asset Tiger New full-time Office Employees ASC Tech Lab        
12/7/2017 7:30 am-9:00 am PowerSchool-Quarterly Collaborative Elementary Secretary ASC Tech Lab        
12/7/2017 9:30 am -11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly Collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
2/1/2018 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly Collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
2/1/2018 9:30 am -11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly Collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
5/3/2018 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - EOY Collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
5/3/2018 9:30 am -11:00 am PowerSchool - EOY Collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
2017-2018 Other Collaborative Opportunities for Office Staff
Structure - The first 75 minutes (Maximum-9:00-10:15 AM) will be dedicated to the specified topic for learning and the remaining 15 minutes will be for open discussion for collaboration (this is a minimum of 15 minutes, it could potentially be expanded to 30 or 45 minutes, depedning on the topic for learning and the facilitator(s) of the learning).
Date Time Topic Targeted Audience Location:
9/20/2017 9:00-10:30 Powerschool with Becky Clark Office Assistants, Bookkeepers ASC Tech Lab
11/8/2017 9:00-10:30 Bookkeeping/Audit Findings with David Frye/Loretta Mixon Bookkeepers ASC Tech Lab
2/14/2018 9:00-10:30 Google Suite for Sweets with Kevin Surgener Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
3/14/2018 9:00-10:30 Microsoft Office with Angie Smith/Jennifer Brotherton  Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
4/11/2018 9:00-10:30 Communication Done Right with CL PL Committee (Letters, email, grammar, phone, and customer service) Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
6/6/2018 (Tentative) 8:00-4:00 Productivity Retreat (Tentative) Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
2017-2018 Cross Training (School-based)
Plan between 30-90 minutes of job-embedded cross training in your school or plan to visit another school (can be in incremental timeframes) during the following weeks (PowerSchool, Process Documentation, and topics per collaboratives). Participants should identify key takeaways with each training opportunity to share with other office staff.
Week of August 14 - 18
Week of October 9 - 13
Week of November 13 - 17
Week of January 8 - 12
Week of April 16 - 20
 
 
 
 

 

Professional Learning Needs Assessment

Click here to complete the Professional Learning Needs Assessment on Google Docs.

Professional Learning 

Needs Assessment

What does this look like in your department?

Who is responsible for facilitating or organizing?

How does this look in a typical day/month/year?  Is it in-person, online, blended?  Is there an expense attached to the process?

When and how often is the process carried out?  

How does the process align with school or district goals/guiding tenets?

Induction/Mentoring

         

Continuous Learning

         

PLC/Collaboration

         

Succession Planning

         

The Professional Learning Visioning Team has determined four areas of focus for Professional Learning Needs.  Please answer the questions (not all-inclusive as you can add additional information as it helps each department plan) and identify areas of strength in which to celebrate.  Then, please determine an area where there has been a gap identified and determine an action plan to address the identified gap.   Please include in the action plan the timeline for planning, learning, implementation, reflection, and refinement.  

Non-Teaching Staff Google Learning

2017-18

Below are learning opportunities to engage with components of Google Suite.  The first table contains established topics, times, and locations.  The second table is an opportunity for principals to request the learning come to your school.  Principals can self-select a time and topic (note there will be one per date in one school - feel free to ask among principals to send people to that school as needed and share learning opportunities among yourselves).  If the topic is different from one of those in the first table (as it can be any technology related topic), please reach out to Kevin, Laurie, or Stephanie to ensure we have the person with the most expertise in that topic available to be present.  Please limit the requests to 90 minutes or less.  

Topic

Date/Time

Location

Registration

Facilitator(s)

Google Basics

September 14

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/vkEFhpZBcXm9vf0u2

Surgener/Norris

Google Drive/Team Drive

October 24 1:00-2:30 PM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/WlFKMlJXShhDAsKC2

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Productivity (Docs, Sheets, Slides)

November 16

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/NlL1ROHrfPPLEiKu1

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Communication (Hangouts, Sites, Collaboration, Gmail)

December 14 9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/P7AZbgbN0ybp2qJv2

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Tricks & Slips/Device (Share, Security)

January 18

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/pxfKQZJeQeHatRFI3

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Sites/Forms

February 8

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/0chnHuboLFIrUPyA3

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Sheets & Slips

March 15

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/9xz3NMOziQLB3H5O2

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Google Calendar/Gmail

April 12

9:00-10:30 AM

ASC Computer Lab

https://goo.gl/forms/JhI6SlVTmctRRotJ3

Surgener/Norris/

Potter

Please use this table as an individual school request and complete the Request Form.

Topic

Date/Time

Location

(School/Room #)

Request Form

Facilitator(s)

Google Basics

September 28

8:30-10:00

 Adams Office    Kevin Surgener/Laurie Norris

Google Basics

October 24

8:30-9:30 AM

JSMS

 

Kevin Surgener

 Google Basics

November 30

9:20-9:50/9:50-10:20 AM

 Jefferson Room 303    Kevin Surgener/Laurie Norris/Stephanie Potter
Google Basics

December 13 10:00-12:00

Jackson Office   Kevin Surgener/Laurie Norris
 

December 19

 

https://goo.gl/forms/4eN27Y9C71EFt54E3

 
 

January 30

 

https://goo.gl/forms/lhh31O3o82E2yWQ62

 
 

February 20

 

https://goo.gl/forms/L8jSOcFQzwUlPF5o1

 
 

March 29

 

https://goo.gl/forms/orhn7Kg9tfKSEslI2

 
 

April 17

 

https://goo.gl/forms/ft1kjyp5zFfzV2ei2