Professional Learning

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Professional Learning Library

#CISDLearns is committed to designing and facilitating valuable learning experiences and making them available anytime, from anywhere. As a member of the CISD family, you have access to a Professional Learning Library inside our Learning Management System, Schoology.

Professional Learning Requirements

The document below provides you with important information regarding Flex requirements. Prior to attending a professional learning experience, you should obtain approval from your campus principal or department leader to ensure the experience is aligned with campus and district goals. Upon completion of each professional learning experience, if you are a paraprofessional, your campus principal should enter and approve the time to be credited in the Time Clock system. You can also expect to see the time you have earned in Eduphoria. Campus-exempt employees will only see their time in Eduphoria Workshop! in Strive. Paraprofessionals, the district Time Clock system will house your Flex hours until they are needed for the two days at Thanksgiving and for May 27th, 2021. Your hours will remain in your comp time balance, regardless of how they are earned, until they are needed.

House Bill 3 Reading Academies

Coppell ISD is actively working to fulfill the requirements of House Bill 3 related to Reading Academies outlined on the TEA website. Educators who teach kindergarten or first grade will attend blended Reading Academies led by CISD-employed facilitators. Additionally, our ESL facilitators and Instructional Coaches will complete the Reading Academies. Questions related to Reading Academies can be directed to Director of Professional Learning, Brooke Sims or Director of Literacy, Dr. Anita de la Isla.

New Hire Class of 2021

Coppell ISD warmly welcomes our New Hire Class of 2021. Join the Schoology course that has been designed just for you to connect with others and complete pieces of compliance especially for new hires. You will also discover a wide range of valuable information about our district including our Core Values, philosophy of digital learning, and information about employee benefits.

Course code: FZXJ-35ZQ-J4HWT

Mentoring Program

Are you entering your first or second year of teaching in the CISD family? We are dedicated to supporting you in the development of a meaningful and supportive relationship with a mentor. The BEAM (Beginning Educators and Mentors) Program sets you up for success by connecting you with a veteran educator whose purpose is guiding you through your first two years in the profession of education - and beyond.

BEAM Program Highlights:

  • As a mentee, you will navigate a two-year curriculum program inspired by Ginger Tucker’s Mentoring and Coaching: Helping New Teachers Succeed 

  • As a mentee, you will have opportunities to participate in Learning Walks across the district in partnership with your mentor. Click here to view the Sched of our 2020 Learning Walks.

Substitute Training

Thank you for your service to Coppell ISD as a substitute teacher. In an effort to keep you safe and prepare you for success, we ask that you complete the training(s) outlined on the Smore below. Questions related to this training should be directed to Kristine Long, Email Kristine Long.