Pajama PD: Getting 2,500 Teachers Ready for THEIR Future!
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Breakout
Room: Broadway I (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Track: Large District
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: How do you provide 2,500 teachers with professional development when there are zero minutes allocated to do so?
In the fall of 2018, Olathe Public Schools deployed new devices, a new operating system, and new expectations for teaching and learning . . . all without Professional Development time. By leveraging a successful partnership with Microsoft, Olathe was able to train, develop, and certify thousands of teachers to make sure that all were ready for the challenge. Come hear the strategies used to ensure that teachers and students were ready for THEIR future! Our discussion will include innovative and effective ways to bypass the traditional PD calendar and ensure great learning for staff and students.
Skill Level: Intermediate