Professional Development

Required for Specific Staff

Round Rock ISD is currently reviewing Suicide Prevention Awareness Training programs for all RRISD full-time campus-based educators. Educational Assistants are not required to complete this training. As soon as a training program has been selected, we will email campuses, as well as post on our website.

Science Teachers

Art Teachers

Kiln Safety training is required annually for all Art teachers. New Kiln Safety training will be published in August. Please check periodically.

Access Kiln Safety Training

Required for All Staff

Updated August 17, 2017

Every Round Rock ISD employee is required to complete eight (8) RRISD-created modules, the employee handbook quiz and KnowBe4‘s Network Security Awareness training. Please check your email for instructions from KnowBe4 and the Network Security Awareness training.

Click the banner below to access the eight modules and employee handbook quiz.

The 2017-18 Round Rock ISD Employee Handbook is now available. This year, there is a short quiz required of all staff concerning content found in the handbook. Please go to the Employee Handbook Quiz and Compliance modules. Student teachers and substitute teachers are not required to complete the quiz.

The initial deadline for the All-Staff Modules and Network Security Training is Friday, September 29, 2017.

The initial deadline for the Handbook Quiz is Friday, October 13, 2017.

TTESS/TPESS and AEL Info

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Upcoming Opportunities

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Elementary MathRecommended MOOCs

Check Out This Self-Paced Inquiry-Based Learning Course

Inquiry-based learning aims to increase student engagement by helping learners develop hands-on, minds-on skills. This education and teacher training course explores the 5E instructional model and its uses in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to learn from videos of classroom teachers modeling a 5E lesson and access teacher commentary as they use inquiry-based strategies with their students. As a result, you will develop the skills and strategies needed to implement inquiry-based instruction in your own classroom.

An inquiry-based approach honors the complex work of learning. It prioritizes the knowledge and experience that students bring to the classroom and it promotes active problem solving, communication, and the shared construction of new ideas. Inquiry-based instruction is the foundation for the UTeach model. This education course serves as a useful introduction to this approach.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Join the Professional Development Department on November 11th for Google Sheets for Office Staff with Pam Scarborough of the Assessment Department. Register for AM Class | Register for PM Class

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Online Resources

Productivity Course

Atomic Learning is a resource for every RRISD employee to access short tutorials on a variety of topics. Log in with your active directory credentials:

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Password: Same as your RRISD email account

Atomic Learning

The Apps Show

The Professional Development Department is excited to announce the introduction of Training for Google Apps—a virtual coach and guide for using you Round Rock ISD Google Apps account. Training for Google Apps is a Google Chrome extension that provides users a personal training experience on common uses of Google’s suite of applications. Excellent for those users who are brand new to the application and would like to learn key tasks, such as sending an email, and for those users who are more experienced and need assistance with more advanced tasks, such as setting up labels.

Training for Google Apps is integrated into Google in a way that provides a training experience like no other. Need assistance sending an email? With Training for Google Apps, users will be guided through the task visually from start to finish—all without leaving the application.

Ready to install? Visit the following to get started:
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Elementary New Teacher Orientation

LOCATION

Stony Point High School

1801 Tiger Trail

Round Rock, TX  78664

Register in Eduphoria Workshop:

August 2, 3, 7 – Elementary New Teacher Orientation 3-Days

August 8 – See information below

August 9 – New Teacher TTESS Training (All Levels)

Click below to access additional information regarding New Teacher Orientation.

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Location:  Stony Point High School

August 2 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

August 3 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

August 7 – 8:30AM – 3:30PM, 11:00AM (Superintendent’s Welcome)

August 9 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM*

*Remainder of the day will be at home campus.

NOTE:  Elementary Dual Language Teachers will have The Bridge Training on August 8 at Success High School. NEW DL TEACHERS: Please arrive by 8:00 AM for DL New Teacher Orientation overview with Bertha Benedict from 8:00 – 8:30.

All other new teachers who are not dual language should report to their home campus on August 8th.

ELEMENTARY DUAL LANGUAGE

Location:  Stony Point High School

August 2 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

August 3 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

August 7 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM, 11:00AM (Superintendent’s Welcome)

August 8 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM (The Bridge Training at Success High School)

August 9 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM*

*Remainder of the day will be at home campus.

NOTE:  Elementary Dual Language Teachers will have The Bridge Training on August 8 at Success High School. NEW DL TEACHERS: Please arrive by 8:00 AM for DL New Teacher Orientation overview with Bertha Benedict from 8:00 – 8:30.

All other new teachers who are not dual language should report to their home campus on August 8th.

Secondary New Teacher Orientation

LOCATION

Stony Point High School

1801 Tiger Trail

Round Rock, TX  78664

Register in Eduphoria Workshop:

August 7 & 8 – Secondary New Teacher Orientation 2-Days**

August 9 – New Teacher TTESS Training (All Levels)

**CTE New Teacher Orientation will be at Cedar Valley Middle School (See information below)

Click below to access additional information regarding New Teacher Orientation.

ALL SECONDARY

Location:  Stony Point High School

August 7 – 10:30AM – 3:30PM

August 8 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

August 9 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM*

*Remainder of the day will be at home campus.

SECONDARY FINE ARTS

Location:  Stony Point High School

August 3 – 8:30AM – 11:30AM

August 3 – 12:30PM – 3:30PM (New Art Teacher Kiln Training)

August 9 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM*

*Remainder of the day will be at home campus.

SECONDARY CTE (Cedar Valley Middle School)

Location:  Cedar Valley Middle School

August 7 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM

August 8 – 8:00AM – 4:00PM

August 9 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM (Stony Point High School)

August 9 – 10:30AM – 4:00PM (Cedar Valley Middle School)

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Edie Binns
Director of Professional Development
Chris Nieto
Professional Development Coordinator
Mark Parshall
Professional Development Assistant