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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.
 

 

Non-Teaching Staff Technology Learning Opportunities

 

Topic

Facilitator

Potential Participants

Date(s)

Time

Location

G Suite

(Google Apps) Basics

Kevin Surgener

Non-Teaching Staff

Feb. 21, 2017

Space Still Available

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

Google Forms

Laurie Norris

Non-Teaching Staff

Jan. 24, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

Space Still Available

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

OneNote/OneDrive

Scott Pierce

Non-Teaching Staff

Mar. 14, 2017

Apr. 25, 2017

Space Still Available

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

TBD

TBD

Non-Teaching Staff

Apr. 11, 2017

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

TBD

TBD

Non-Teaching Staff

May 9, 2017

June 27, 2017

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

TBD

TBD

Non-Teaching Staff

May 23, 2017

June 13, 2017

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

TBD

TBD

Non-Teaching Staff

July 11, 2017

9-10:30 am

ASC

Computer Lab

 

Canvas Pop-Ins

 

Topic

Facilitator

Potential Participants

Date(s)

Time

Location

Rubrics and Speedgrader

Annette True

K-12 Educators

Jan. 10, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

Sevier

Room 227

Modules: Pages

Ami Frye

K-12 Educators

Jan. 17, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

Jefferson

Room 110

Speedgrader

Jennifer Pangle

K-12 Educators

Jan. 17, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

Kennedy

Room 4

Modules: Pages

 

Ami Frye
K-12 Educators

Jan. 24, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

 Jefferson
 
Room 110

Quizzes, Projects, and Speedgrader

Jana Engle

K-12 Educators

Jan. 31, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

DB 
 
N251

Canvas in the

Science Classroom

Marsha Buck

K-12 Educators

Feb. 7, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

Robinson

Room 119

Canvas Basics in the Blended

Sara Shaffer K-12 Educators

Feb. 14, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

DB Excel
 
MakerSpace 

Canvas Making a Rubric


Jessica Chase

K-12 Educators

Feb. 21, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

 Jefferson
 
Room 104

TBD


Sign up here to facilitate!

 

Feb. 28, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

 

TBD


Sign up here to facilitate!

 

Mar. 7, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

 

TBD

Sign up here to facilitate!

 

Mar. 14, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

 

Basics and Quizzes

for Elem. Teachers

Sarah Lamb

K-5 Educators

Mar. 21, 2017

3:45-4:45 pm

Jackson

Room 300

Literacy Work Sessions
 
Date Time Content Grade Location
August 29      3:45-5:00 Read-Alouds K-5 TN Room
September 6 3:45-5:00 Mentor Sentences K-5 TN Room
Septermber 20 3:45-5:00 DRA Training K-5 TN Room
October 17 3:45-5:00 Work Session K-2 TN Room
November 21 3:45-5:00 Work Session 3-5 TN Room
February 9 3:45-5:00 Work Session K-2 TN Room
February 20 3:45-5:00 Work Session 3-5 TN Room
March 20 3:45-5:00 Work Session K-2 TN Room
April 17 3:45-5:00 Work Session 3-5 TN Room

 

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.  
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.