Professional Learning

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Vision

To inspire, empower, and innovate

Mission

Castleberry ISD is inspiring and empowering all students to be innovative thinkers in the global community. The mission of CISD's Professional Learning is to build educator capacity through targeted training using a continuous cycle of improvement to adapt to students' ever-changing academic and social/emotional needs.

Purpose

The purpose of Castleberry ISD Professional Learning is to provide opportunities for continuous educator growth and transformation of instructional practices, so educators may improve student achievement. The CISD-adopted professional learning model ensures teachers have opportunities to collaboratively develop learning activities based on introduced concepts, put them into practice, and reflect on the results and adjustments needed after implementation. Professional learning strategically engages and supports unique teacher needs with targeted approaches, expectations, and structures to ensure alignment and continuous improvement.

Procedural Norms

  • Register in Eduphoria/Strive for In-District sessions.

  • Be punctual. Sessions will begin and end on time.

  • Plan to attend the entire session. Should a conflict arise, please notify the presenter.

  • Arrange for child care for your children.

  • Request credit in Eduphoria upon completion of Out-of-District sessions.

Behavioral Norms

  • Silence devices and minimize distractions.

  • Listen with respect and positive intent.

  • Actively engage in the learning.

  • Frame comments in a constructive manner.

  • Come prepared. Complete prerequisites before the start of the training.

     

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Continuing Professional Education and Learning Portfolios

Below are the state requirements for continuing professional education from TEA.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is required for all Texas educators holding a standard certificate. The appropriate number of clock-hours of continuing professional education (CPE) must be completed during each five-year renewal period.

Classroom teachers must complete 150 CPE hours. No more than 150 CPE hours are required, even if the educator holds multiple classroom certificates.

Administrative and/or Student Services Certificate. No more than 200 CPE hours are required, even if the educator holds multiple certificates, such as, Classroom and Administrative and/or Student Services Certificates.

All educators must maintain written documentation of all CPE required activities (TAC §232.16(a)).

Completion of each CPE activity should be evidenced by documentation (e.g., transcripts, certificates of completion, or attendance logs). The documentation is not required to be submitted at the time of certificate renewal; however, it must be submitted to TEA in case of a certificate audit.

The record-keeping is the responsibility of the educator. It is strongly recommended that educators keep a digital or printed copy of their professional learning records in the event evidence or documentation of trainings is requested.