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WHAT’S NEW?

Introducing PD Bites, a professional development website to support English learners, diversity and best practices.

A Buffet of Learning - Anytime | Anywhere | 30 Minutes

https://sites.google.com/a/jordandistrict.org/pd-bites/

(Site is currently being developed. - Check back often.)

What are PD Bites:

  • PD Bites are mini professional development modules that can be completed in a variety of ways and on your own schedule.
  • Information for modules will come from evidence and research-based programs, books, articles, videos, et

How to Use PD Bites:

  • Teachers can complete modules at their own pace and on their own schedule.
  • PLC Teams can complete modules together during PLC meetings.
  • Administrators can use modules as a part of faculty meeting or school-wide professional development.

Questions:

On the Menu:

  • Appetizers - Appetizers are short PD minutes for quick understanding. No credit.
  • Entrées - Entrées are pre-designed "learning paths" that work toward receiving USBE credit.
  • À la carte - Design your own PD. Take modules in whatever order you would like to work towards USBE credit.
  • Desserts -When you get to the point of getting credit, a teacher specialist will assist you in making sure all requirements have been met. To receive USBE credit, the following must be completed:
    • required seat time
    • a guided implementation assignment/project
    • submit payment for credit.
  • Potluck - This is the "Share Space" where teachers can share ideas with each other.