Professional Learning for DPS Educators
Save the Dates for SPLASH: Summer Professional Learning to Support High Expectations
Thanks to the generous grant by MacKenzie Scott, DPS is excited to announce SPLASH 2023: Summer Professional Learning Academy to Support High Expectations. This is a chance for CERTIFIED STAFF to engage in deep learning around Math, Literacy, Culturally Responsive Teaching and equitable practices. 10-month Certified staff will be paid for up to 4 days of learning as well as an additional planning day to help them internalize the learning and improve instruction.
June 20-22 Math, Literacy and MTSS focus integrating equitable practices (Exceptional Children/ English Language Learners/ Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies)
June 26-29 Content Deep Dives
August 8-10 Repeat of previous content, with new programming for Classified staff
Click on this link to go to our SPLASH page and find schedules, instructions for registration and more!
Welcome to the Professional Learning opportunities page! This site is a one-stop-shop for all professional learning needs and opportunities for Durham Public Schools teachers. Our goal is to empower teachers to transform classrooms, grow as educators, learn new teaching strategies, and build professional learning communities for collaboration.
Professional Learning Core Beliefs: Professional Learning, informed by research and data, creates a community of highly effective educators who collaborate and reflect on their practice, use high quality instructional materials and implement high leverage strategies that yield increased instructional performance and equitable outcomes for all DPS students.
Our Vision: “Igniting Effective Teaching & Learning Everyday for Every Child.”
Resources for PLCs: Deep Dive Planning Templates
Popular Sites for Free Professional Learning
Professional Learning for Core Curriculum Adoptions
Professional Learning for Digital Learning Tools
Professional Learning Supports
Accelerated Learning is an approach that gives students laser-focused instruction on the specific skills and content that they need in order to learn the new grade-level material at hand. (from Carnegie Learning)
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT ACCELERATED LEARNING
Ensure student social emotional well-being and sense of belonging
Scaffold students UP towards full access to the most complex part of the standards