Professional Development

Last Updated: 9/1/2021 2:33 PM
Please find information about our upcoming PD sessions below.  Registration closes one week prior to each event:
 

Principals

  • Meetings
    • Elementary Principal Meetings – September 9, November 11, January 13, March 10 – 8:00 AM @ Coffee Pot, Greenville, OH
    • MS/HS Principal Meetings – October 21, December 9, February 10, April 7 – 9:00 AM @ ESC
    • Luncheon: December 15, June TBD
  • OTES 2.0 Implementation Lunches – a time to meet and discuss OTES 2.0
    • 11:00-1:00 @ ESC
      • October 20
      • January 19
      • April 20

All Teachers

  • Building Reading Habits – This is the chance to read books that are related to your work and interests and earn credit for it. *
    • Teachers use provided grid to choose books to read with reflection submitted at end of course; the grid/requirements have changed a bit from the past Teachers Read; please view requirements linked above.
    • Runs from September 6-December 10
    • Register by September 5 - register here
    • FREE for Darke County member districts; $25 for all others

 

  • Open Office Hours (Virtually 3:15-4:00, see below for subject specific dates)
    • Join to talk to other educators in your content area, ask questions, etc.
      • K-2: September 22 and January 12
      • 3-6 Math: September 29 and January 19
      • 3-6 ELA: October 6 and January 26
      • 3-6 Science: October 13 and February 9
      • 3-6 Social Studies: October 20 and February 16
      • 7-12 Math: October 27 and February 23
      • 7-12 ELA: November 3 and March 2
      • 7-12 Science: November 10 and March 9
      • 7-12 Social Studies: November 17 and March 16
      • Music/Band/Choir: December 1 and March 23
      • Art: December 8 and March 30
      • PE/Health: December 15 and April 6
      • Foreign Language: January 5 and April 20
      • There is NO cost or registration required. If no one has joined the Zoom by 3:30, it will be ended.
      • Zoom Link for all meetings: https://swoca.zoom.us/j/94493967333?pwd=dzhrbHR4d1ZqWUFjdGZsRWQvaGJPQT09

 

  • OTES 2.0 for Educators - This course is beneficial for all interested parties to gain a better understanding of Ohio’s transition from OTES 1.0 to OTES 2.0, shifts in focus throughout the evaluation system, and prompt future conversations about how to implement the evaluation system as a true professional growth model. 
    • Coursework will be completed through Google classroom
    • Runs from September 13-December 10
    • Self-paced
    • Register by September 9 – register here
    • 7 contact hours once all items are “turned in”
    • FREE for Darke County member districts; $25 for all others

 

  • Mental Health – Prevention Training – What is Prevention?
    • Designed for any educator
    • Offered via recorded video, so available anytime
    • Register here
    • 1 contact hour available once quiz is completed
    • FREE for everyone

 

Special Areas

  • High Quality Student Data in the Non-Core Classroom
    • Join ODE content specialists and other teachers in your content area to discuss ideas for use of high-quality student data in your classroom.
      • Music/Band/Choir – 8:15-11:15 – Tuesday, October 5
      • Art – 12:30-3:30 – Tuesday, October 5
      • Physical Education – 8:15-11:15 – Thursday, October 7
      • Foreign Language – 12:30-3:30 – Thursday, October 7
    • Register by Wednesday, September 29 – register here

* Course credit from Ashland University available for this course.  Information will be provided upon registration.  Please email April Hoying, april.hoying@darkeesc.org, with any questions.

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