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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.
Click here for instructions to view the Kingsport City Schools Professional Learning Calendar in your own "Other Calendars" viewing pane.
New Cohort!!!
 
The All Children Challenged and Equipped for Success (ACCESS) Cohort will participate in learning during six sessions beginning in August, 2018 through February, 2019 (dates are included in the table below).  The sessions will be held from 3:45-5:00 PM in the TN Room at ASC.  The Modules are as follows:  Module 1:  Introduction & Mindset; Module 2a:  Climate, Motivation, & Language; Module 2b:  Climate, Motivation, & Language; Module 3:  ACCESS through UDL; Module 4:  Changing Educator Practice; and Module 5:  ACCESS through Differentiation.  
If you are interested in participating in the cohort, please complete the commitment form at the link below. 
 

ACCESS Cohort 2018-19

(All Children Challenged and Equipped for Success in School)

Facilitators:  Stephanie Potter, Nancy Weaver, and Jacki Wolfe


ACCESS Cohort Commitment Form

Commitment form due August 15, 2018


Date/Time/Location

Session Topic

Facilitators

June 18, 2018

8:30-12:00

JSMS Library

Administrator Overview (Modules 1 & 2)

Stephanie Potter

Jacki Wolfe

Aug. 30, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 1:
Introduction & Mindset

Stephanie Potter

Jacki Wolfe

Sept. 27, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 2a:

Climate, Motivation, & Language

Stephanie Potter

Jacki Wolfe

Oct. 25, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 2b:

Climate, Motivation, & Language

Stephanie Potter

Jacki Wolfe

Nov. 29, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 3:

ACCESS through UDL

Stephanie Potter

Jacki Wolfe

Jan. 31, 2019

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 4:

Changing Educator Practice

Stephanie Potter

Nancy Weaver

Feb. 28, 2019

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Module 5:

ACCESS through Differentiation

Nancy Weaver

Jacki Wolfe

Innovative Solutions To Classroom Behavior 2018-19 Redelivery of Sessions


Resources:  

Better Than Carrots or Sticks:  Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management

The Power of Our Words:  Teacher Language that Helps Children Learn

The Zones of Regulation


Date/Time/Location

Session Topic

Facilitators

Sept. 11, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Relatedness:  Class/Morning Meetings and Restorative Circles

Julie Malone

Christa Nidiffer

Heather Wolf

Sept. 20, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Autonomy:

Student Leadership & Goal Setting

Aubryn Street

Carrie Conkin

Oct. 11, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Relatedness:

Power of Our Words

Cory Parker

Melissa Rivers

Sarah Lamb

Nov. 13, 2018

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Competence:

Trauma Informed Education

Dr. Kelli Cate

Jan. 17, 2019

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Competence:

Zones of Regulation

Cherie Herald

Carrie Martin

Feb. 12, 2019

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Competence:

Chunking/Differentiation/Equity

Jacki Wolfe

March 12, 2019

3:45-5:00

TN Room

Register

Autonomy:

Physical Environment

Penny Sayler

Heather Hobbs

 

Jefferson Elementary

3-5 Literacy

8:00am-11:30am

Afternoon- school based learning

Professional Learning for Elementary Literacy 2018-2019

Read to Be Ready Redelivery-( Kindergarten – 3rd Grade Cohorts)

Date

Time

Location

Monday, September 24, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Monday, September 24, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room

Date

Time

Location

Monday, November 5, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Monday, November 5, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room

Date

Time

Location

Monday, January 28, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Monday, January 28, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, January 29, 2018

8:00-11:00am

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, January 29, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

Tennessee Room


Designated Professional Learning Days

Date

Time

Location

October 5, 2018

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

9:40-9:50 Break

K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

Afternoon- school based learning

Washington Elementary?

October 5, 2018

3-5 Literacy

8:00am-11:30am

Afternoon- school based learning

 

January 7, 2018

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

9:40-9:50 Break

K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

Afternoon- school based learning

Washington Elementary

January 7, 2018

3-5 Literacy

8:00am-11:30am

Afternoon- school based learning

Jefferson Elementary 

March 15, 2019

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

9:40-9:50 Break

K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

Afternoon- school based learning

Washington Elementary

March 15, 2019

3-5 Literacy

8:00am-11:30am

Afternoon- school based learning

Jefferson Elementary


Optional After School Curriculum Collaboratives- Grade Specific Sessions, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Date

Time

Location

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

3:45-5:00pm

Johnson

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson

Thursday, February, 21, 2019

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

3:45-5:00pm

Johnson

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson


Optional After School Professional Learning for Literacy

Professional Learning Opportunity

Date

Time

Location

Benchmark Phonics Training

Register

Thursday, August 16, 2018

3:45-5:00 pm

Jefferson

Fountas and Pinnell Training

Register

Thursday, August 23, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

TN Room, ASC

DRA Training

Register

Tuesday, August 28

3:45-5:00 pm

TN Room, ASC

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

Thursday, September 6, 2018

3:45-5:00 pm

Johnson

Mentor Sentences

Register

Thursday, September 20, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson

R2BR After School Session

Register

Thursday, October 25, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

Thursday, November 1, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson

R2BR After School Session

Register

Thursday, January 24, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

TN Room

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

Thursday, February 21, 2018

3:45-5:00pm

Johnson

Curriculum Collaborative Grades K-5

Register

Thursday, April 4, 2019

3:45-5:00pm

Jefferson

Professional Learning for Elementary Mathematics

2018-2019 School Year

 

DMI:  Reasoning Algebraically About Operations (grades 3-5+ Math Teachers)

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

8:15-11:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

Friday, October 26, 2018

8:15-11:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

8:15-11:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:15-11:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

Thursday, February 21, 2019

8:15-11:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

Monday, March 18, 2019

8:15-11:15 (cohort 2)

Tennessee Room

 

12:15-3:15 (cohort 1)

Tennessee Room

 

Designated Professional Learning Days

Date

Time

Location

October 5, 2018

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

   K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

   9:40-9:50 Break

   K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

12:45-3:30 – School based learning

Washington Elementary

October 5, 2018

3-5 Math (Science)

8:00am-11:30pm

12:45-3:30 – School based Learning

Jefferson Elementary

 

January 7, 2018

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

   K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

   9:40-9:50 Break

   K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

12:45-3:30 – School based learning

Washington Elementary

January 7, 2018

3-5 Math (Science)

8:00am-11:30am

12:45-3:30 – School based Learning

Jefferson Elementary

 

 

March 15, 2019

K-2 Math and Literacy

8:00am -11:30am

   K-2 Math=8:00-9:40

   9:40-9:50 Break

   K-2 Literacy = 9:50-11:30

12:45-3:30 – School based learning

Washington Elementary

March 15, 2019

3-5 Math (Science)

8:00am-11:30am

12:45-3:30 – School based Learning

Jefferson Elementary

 

Grade Level Math Collaborative – grade level specific, facilitated by teacher leaders, optional

Grade Level Session

Date/Time

Locations

Grades K-2 Grade Level Math Collaborative

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

K:  Adams -  K Neighborhood

1:  Kennedy – Room 40

2:  Lincoln – Room 105

Grades 3-5 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Thursday, September 6, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

3:  Jackson – Room 318

4:  Johnson – Room 409

5:  Kennedy – Room 10

Grades K-2 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

(3:45-5:00)

K:  Jefferson – Room 402

1:  Lincoln – Room 201

2:  Jackson – Room 202

Grades 3-5 Grade Level Math

Collaborative

Thursday, November 8, 2018

(3:45-5:00)

3:  Jackson – Room 318

4:  Johnson – Room 409

5:  Adams – 5th Neighborhood

Grades K-2 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

K:  Adams – K Neighborhood

1:  Kennedy – Room 40

2:  Lincoln – Room 105

Grades 3-5 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Thursday, February 21, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

3:  Jackson – Room 318

4:  Jefferson – Room 112

5: Kennedy – Room 10

Grades K-2 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

K:  Jefferson – Room 402

1:  Lincoln – Room 201

2:  Jackson – Room 202

Grades 3-5 Grade Level Math Collaborative

Thursday, April 11, 2019

(3:45-5:00)

3:  Jackson – Room 318

4:  Jefferson – Room 112

5:  Adams – 5th Neighborhood

 

Optional Math Professional Learning Sessions

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Do the Math (teachers)

Register Here                

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

3:45-5:00

Jefferson – Room 303

Do the Math (teachers)

Register Here

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

3:45-5:00

ASC-Tennessee Room

Number Talks: Whole Numbers – Grades K-1

Register Here

Thursday, August 16, 2018

3:45-5:00

ASC-Watauga Room

 

Number Talks: Whole Numbers – Grades 2-5

Register Here

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

3:45-5:00

ASC-Watauga Room

 

Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages Grades 3-8

Register Here

Thursday, September 18, 2018

3:45-5:00

ASC-Watauga Room

 

Do The Math Training Session for Teaching Assistants – all are the same session, choose best fit

Topic

Date

Time

Location

Do the Math (assistants)

Register Here

Thursday, August 23, 2018

9:00-11:00

ASC – Tennessee Room

Do the Math (assistants)

Register Here

Thursday, August 23, 2018

12:30-2:30

ASC – Tennessee Room

Do the Math (assistants)

Register Here

Friday, August 24, 2018

9:00-11:00

ASC – Tennessee Room

Do the Math (assistants)

Register Here

Friday, August 24, 2018

12:30-2:30

ASC – Tennessee Room

 

The webinar also contains information regarding Professional Development Points (PDPs).
2018-19 Non-Teaching Staff Learning Opportunities
2018-19 PowerSchool meetings        
Date Time Topic Targeted Audience Location        
7/18/2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PowerSchool - Elementary scheduling (Day 2) Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
8/2/2018 8:00 am - 9:15 am Daily attendance count process review (attendance numbers reported to ASC at beginning of year) Elementary ASC Tech Lab        
8/2/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Daily attendance count process review (attendance numbers reported to ASC at beginning of year) Secondary ASC Tech Lab        
8/21/2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am PowerSchool 5/10/15 day letter review Elementary/Secondary AP ASC Tech Lab        
8/30/2018 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Progress report process review Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
10/4/2018 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab
Elementary piggy back audit
     
10/4/2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab
Secondary piggy back audit
     
12/13/2018 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
12/13/2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
2/21/2019 7:30 am - 9:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Elementary secretary ASC Tech Lab        
2/21/2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am PowerSchool - Quarterly collaborative Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
5/9/2019 7:45 am - 10:30 am PowerSchool - EOY collaborative Elementary secretary & Secondary PS Admin person ASC Tech Lab        
2018-2019 Other Community of Practice Sessions 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, dependning on the topic for learning and the facilitator(s) of the learning).
Date Time Topic Targeted Audience Location:
9/27/2018 9:00-10:30 Productivity Follow Up Session Register Here June 7, 2018 Participants Watauga
11/8/2018 9:00-10:30 All Things Finance Bookkeepers ASC Tech Lab
2/14/2019 9:00-10:30 Google Suite for Sweets with Kevin Surgener Register Here Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
3/14/2019 9:00-10:30 Productivity Community of Practice Session - Register Here Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
4/11/2019 9:00-10:30 Productivity Community of Practice Session - Register Here Office Assistants, Bookkeepers, Secretaries ASC Tech Lab
2018-2019 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 13 - 17 - Suggested topics for cross training: Powerschool, Emergency Response Plan; Enrolling/withdrawing students procedures, office schedules and procedures
Week of October 8 - 12
Week of November 12 - 16
Week of January 7 - 11
Week of April 15 - 19
2018-2019 Open Google Learning Sessions - Register Here for one or both
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2018-2019 Personalized Productivity Learning with Google - Registration Form

Complete the Personalized Productivity Learning with Google Form,
https://goo.gl/forms/A4sZfBakoATO1OdD2, to request a session specific for school, office, team, or department learning needs.
       
       
       
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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.