Professional Development


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. The KnowBe4 Ransomware training is optional and not required. Please check your email for instructions from KnowBe4 and the Network Security Awareness training.

Access RRISD Compliance Modules

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.

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.

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Upcoming Opportunities

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Recommended 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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Productivity Course

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.

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Teacher of the Year

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Contact Us

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

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