• UPSD Professional Development Overview

    Welcome!
     professional learning
     
    The UPSD Teaching and Learning Department provides ongoing professional development in areas such as effective instruction, curriculum development, strengthening of content knowledge, and assessment practices.
     
    The chart below outlines some of the major initiatives the Teaching and Learning Department currently supports.  Opportunities are available to meet the needs of  teachers at various stages in their teaching careers (pre-service/intern, early service, master teachers). In addition, The Teaching and Learning Department supports job-embedded, building based professional learning communities, and works to ensure that all UPSD professional learning is classroom-connected, collaborative, data-driven, research-based, and reflective.
     
    If you have questions about professional development, feel free to send me an email (afranklin@upsd.wednet.edu) or give me a call (253-566-5600 ext. 3330).
     
    Angie Franklin
    Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning
     
    Please note: Some resources on these pages are only visible and available to UPSD staff
     

    Professional Development Major Support Programs
     
    Activity
     
    Provides
     
    Contact
     
     
     
    Clock Hour Courses

    To support professional development in-district clock hour courses are offered on an ongoing basis.  Available courses are shared through district email.  If you have questions about clock hours, please contact Jody Johnson.

      Jody Johnson
      T and L Secretary
      253-566-5600 x3338
       
      Building Mentors/In-Time Trainers

      The Building Mentor/In Time Trainer program includes 1st year teachers, teachers new to building, and others seeking support for further development of effective instructional strategies.

      Angie Franklin
      Assistant Director
      253-566-5600 x3330
       
       
      Pro-Teach

      The district works in conjunction with Seattle Pacific University to support in-district cohorts as qualifying teachers work to complete the Pro-Teach Assessment.

       Lindsay Ashley
      Pro Teach Facilitator
       
      Angie Franklin
      Pro Teach Contact
       
      National Boards

      The district is not currently supporting an in-district National Board cohort.  If you have questions about National Board, please contact the Teaching and Learning Department.
      Angie Franklin
      253-566-5600 ext. 3330