• Professional Learning in PfISD

    Pflugerville Independent School District believes that comprehensive, on-going professional learning is central to school improvement and student success. Professional Learning in PfISD promotes continuous professional growth in a supportive environment by enhancing the knowledge and skills of all staff, with the expectation that doing so will also raise the levels of student performance. High quality professional learning in PfISD will be research-based, data driven, provide follow-up, be flexible to meet learners’ needs and be continuously evaluated for its effectiveness.

    Please direct any questions regarding professional development to pd@pfisd.net.

         

    Compliance Courses 2022-2023

    The 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog has a tab for Compliance Courses that staff must complete this school year. The Audience/PD Playlist column indicates who must complete each course.

    Compliance Courses live in the Professional Learning Platform (formerly TrueNorth) under the PD Playlist section of the Courses tab in the Professional Learning Platform.

     

    Instructions for Accessing the Professional Learning Platform:

    1. Log into the Professional Learning Platform using your PfISD email address (Google Sign-Sign-On function);

    2. Select the Courses tab from the top menu;

    3. Under the My Courses section, look for My PD Playlists and either click the button to expand the selection or click on View All

    • All employees must complete all 13 Required Courses in the 2022-2023 Compliance for All Employees PD Playlist
    • All campus-based employees must complete all 8 Required Courses in the 2022-2023 Compliance for All CAMPUS Employees PD Playlist
      • Your Campus Administrator and/or Campus Nurse may assign you some or all of the Elective Courses in this PD Playlist; you only need to complete the Elective Courses if you have received a directive to do so.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions about Compliance Courses

    Question: Why am I unable to complete Course #13867: Child Find-Everyone’s Responsibility (2022-2023)?

    Answer: This course is now available for completion on the Professional Learning Platform. The Child Find- Everyone's Responsibility Course is a self-paced, online Canvas course that will be completed within TEA Learn. You will need to create a user account with TEA Learn if you do not already have an account. Please refer to the TEA Learn website for instructions on how to create your user account and access the online course. Once you earn your certificate from TEA Learn, you will upload it onto the Moodle Course linked to the Professional Learning Platform: Course #13867.

    Question: Why am I unable to complete Course #13868: Epilepsy Foundation: HB-684 Seizure Training (2022-23)? I earned my certificate of completion from the Epilepsy Foundation, but the course still shows as incomplete.

    Answer: Once you earn your certificate from the Epilepsy Foundation, you will then upload it onto the Moodle Course linked to the Professional Learning Platform: Course #13868. If your course does not show as completed within 48 hours of the certificate upload in Moodle, please email a copy of your certificate to PD@pfisd.net for course processing assistance.

    Question: I earned a certificate for a SafeSchools or KnowBe4 course and clicked the Finished button on the Platform course, but the Platform is still showing the course as incomplete. Do I need to retake the course?

    Answer: For the KnowBe4 Course, you must first View the Course Resource document for instructions on how to complete this course. Due to high-volume usage in the Platform right now, we have seen some delays with courses not closing out, but there is no need to retake the course. Instead, if your course does not show as completed within 48 hours, please email a copy of your certificate to PD@pfisd.net for course processing assistance.

    Question: How do I know if I’ve completed all of the required courses?

    Answer: If you have completed all of your courses, each course should show as Status: Complete under your PD Playlist and My Transcript from your Courses tab: click here for a detailed resource guide.

    Example of Completed PD Playlists

    Please direct any additional questions regarding Compliance Courses to pd@pfisd.net.  

     

    2022-2023 Professional Learning and Planning Dates

     

    Date

    2022-2023

    August 2

    First-Year Teacher Academy

    August 3

    NTO - Campus

    August 4

    NTO - District

    August 5

    District Professional Learning - Job-Alike Day

    August 8

    District Professional Learning - Conference-Style Choice Learning Day

    August 9

    Campus Professional Learning

    August 10

    Campus Professional Learning

    August 11

    Campus Professional Learning & Convocation

    August 12

    Planning & Prep

    August 15

    Planning & Prep

    August 16

    First Day of School

    October 14

    Campus Professional Learning/Conferences

    January 3

    Planning & Prep

    February 20

    Planning & Prep

    May 26

    Planning & Prep

     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Professional Learning 2022 - 2023

    Let the Learning Commence: District Professional Learning for the 2022-2023 school year includes district-provided professional learning on Friday, August 5 and Monday, August 8

    August District Professional Learning Days will be in-person this year!

    All learning information is located in the 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog. The catalog has multiple worksheets and the information for August 5 and August 8 is ready for participants to review. All professional learning information for the 2022-2023 school year will be kept and maintained in the 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog.

     

    August 5, 2022
    Instructional positions will engage in District Professional Learning: Job-Alike Day at one of our four high schools from 8:30-4:30. Job Title and Grade Band will determine which campus to report for Job-Alike Day. Additional course information for August 5, 2022 is available on the 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog.

    FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 2022
    District Professional Learning: Job-Alike Day

    Staff Reporting Location Determined by Grade Band/Content Area

    Location

    Audience

    Connally HS
    13212 North Lamar
    Austin, Tx 78753

    Librarians & Library Associates (K-12), Secondary LPAC Facilitators, Secondary 504 Facilitators, Elementary LPAC/504 Administrative Assistants, Counselors (K-12), College/Career Advisors, Social Workers (K-12)

    Weiss HS
    5201 Wolf Pack Drive
    Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Elementary: Core Monolingual & Dual-language Teachers K-5, SPED HID Academic/Bx Support Teachers & EAs, Academic Interventionists

    Dyselxia Teachers (ES & MS), GenEd Behavioral//SEL Interventionists (K-12)

    Hendrickson HS
    19201 Colorado Sands
    Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Secondary: Core Teachers 6-12, CTE, MS Tech Apps, SPED HID Academic/Bx Support Teachers & EAs, LOTE, Health, AP, ESL, Academic Interventionists (GAME/CARE), Credit Recovery, Integration Services Team

    Pflugerville HS
    1301 West Pecan
    Pflugerville, TX 78660

    AVID, PE (K-12), Fine Arts (K-12), SPED LID Teachers & EAs, LSSPs, Speech Language Pathologists, OT, PT, AdPe, VI, O&M, Diagnosticians, SPED Vocational Teachers & Job Coaches, ARD Facilitators (K-12)

    Parkway Bible Church
    303 East Pflugerville Parkway
    Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Three Year Olds - PreK Teachers & EAs 

    Rock Gym
    702 West Pecan
    Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Four Year Olds - PreK Teachers & EAs 

     

     

    August 8, 2022
    All instructional positions will engage in District Professional Learning: Conference Session Choice-Learning Day at Hendrickson HS from 8:30-4:00. All course information for August 8, 2022 is available on the 2022-23 Professional Learning Catalog  (See August 8 worksheet tab), on the August 8th Sessions & Room Locations spreadsheet.

    Parking is available at HHS, KLMS, and MES. Carpooling is encouraged!

    Participants will have time on August 5 during Job-Alike meetings to register for five 1-hour choice sessions to deepen their individual learning and expand their instructional toolkit for the 2022-23 School Year. 

     

    Where Do I Go?

    Site & Room Locations for August 8

    Lunch is On Your Own: 14 Food Trucks will be located outside the HHS Cafeteria (10:45-12:30)

    2 Good Wings

    Anything Baked Potato

    Dulce Tentacion

    Hands Off My Funnel Cake (Hot dogs, Hamburgers)

    Jags BBQ

    La Toxica

    Phoenix Grill

    Redfin Seafood

    Stony's Pizza

    Taco Man 512

    Takavron Tacos

    Waffle Love

    Wing Kingz