Required for Specific Staff

Campus-Based Educators

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training is required annually for all full-time campus-based educators in the state of Texas. Educational Assistants are not required to complete this training. If this is your first year in Round Rock ISD, you must create an account and complete the module appropriate for your elementary, middle, or high school position by Friday, October 28th. If you are a returning employee and completed this training during the 2015-16 school year, then you have until your certification expires to recertify. To create an account or see your certification date, log in to the Texas Youth Suicide Prevention Project web site using the credentials you used when creating your account and find your due date. To renew your certificate for the 2016-17 school year, you must click Need to Recertify.

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Access Suicide Prevention Training Here

Science Teachers

Art Teachers

Kiln Safety training is required annually for all Art teachers.

Access Kiln Safety Training Here

Required for all RRISD Staff

Updated September 13th, 2016

The 2016-17 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. Click the banner below to access the quiz. Student teachers and substitute teachers are not required to complete the quiz. The deadline for completing the handbook quiz is Friday, Oct. 14th.

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Every Round Rock ISD employee is required to complete eight RRISD-created modules, the employee handbook quiz and the Network Security Awareness training. Click the banner above to access the eight modules and handbook quiz. Staff received an email from the Professional Development Department containing unique registration information for the Network Security training on Monday, August 15th. Employees hired throughout the year will receive this unique registration email on the second Monday of the month after they are hired. They will then have 30-days from that point to complete all required compliance training.

The initial deadline for the All-Staff Modules and Network Security Training is Friday, September 30th.

The initial deadline for the Handbook Quiz is Friday, October 14th.

Resources...

Click the button below for presentations and other resources shared during the New Teacher Orientation on August 1st-3rd.

New Teacher Resources

New to RRISD Meetups...

Informal social meetups are a great way to meet fellow Round Rock ISD team members and learn more about what makes RRISD the destination district for public schools. Our first social meetup will be on Friday, Nov. 4th for a tailgate at Kelly Reeves Athletic complex before the Westwood Warriors take on the Cedar Ridge Raiders. Mark your calendars. More info to come. There will be barbecue.

RSVP for the Kickoff Here

Upcoming Opportunities

Click any of the buttons below to learn more about upcoming Round Rock ISD Professional Development Opportunities!

Elementary Math 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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TTESS/TPESS and AEL Info

Need information about training dates, timelines, etc? Click the correct button below.

TTESS Web Site
TPESS Web Site
AEL Web Site

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PD Department FAQ

Have questions about summer events, 56-hours reports, compliance training, trade days, etc? Click the button below, we bet you find an answer.

FAQ

Upcoming Opportunities

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

Register Here for AM Class
Register Here for PM Class

Online Resources

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:

Username: e######

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:
Install Now: Set up in-app training for Google App

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