- Employee Compliance Training
- Principal Development
- Teacher Development
- Workplace Development
- New Teacher Orientation
- Summer Professional Development
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.
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.
- Texas Gateway: TEA Science Safety Training for Elementary School
- Texas Gateway: TEA Science Safety Training for Middle School
- Texas Gateway: TEA Science Safety Training for High School
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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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.
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:
Set up in-app training for Google App
New Teacher Orientation
- T-TESS Training
- Language Arts NTO Resources
- 1st Grade – NTO LA Presentation
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- Math NTO Resources
- Science – NTO Science Presentation
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Scott McCloud Shared Visual Communication Ideas on Oct. 10th
Teaching & Learning Division Launching ARRC Redesign Project
A+ Foundation awards $16,000 in grants to 19 RRISD teachers
Teravista teacher nominated for ‘LifeChanger of the Year Award’
Canyon Creek Elementary Librarian Appointed 2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Membership
Effective Sept 1, “David’s Law” Criminalizes Cyberbullying in Texas
Allie Duffy named Region 13 Teacher of the Year
72 Teachers Complete RRISD, Round Rock Chamber Externship Program
Round Rock ISD names Denise Sharp principal of Forest Creek Elementary
Round Rock teacher recognized among 'Top 10 Entrepreneurship Professors'
Sanchez awarded ACC 'Building Tomorrow's Young Leaders' Award
Fresh Work: The 17th Annual Round Rock ISD Secondary Art Show
RRISD names Valerie Burleigh 2018 Secondary Teacher of the Year
CEDFA Reservations Available for Fine Arts Faculty
Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase schools
Round Rock Empty Bowls Festival raises $6257
McNeil journalism teacher recognized by UIL
Uselman named new Director of Instructional Technology
Mural Reveal @ Dell Seton Medical Center @ The University of Texas
Pond Spring’s Tech Ninjas get hands-on with Next Gen devices