Teachers: Level up on learning

This summer, Dallas ISD teachers can LEVEL UP their skill and knowledge in a variety of areas as well as earn prizes and CPE credit hours through virtual learning opportunities offered by the district.

The areas covered by the training opportunities include specific content, whole child development, technology integration, and meeting the needs of all students and can unlock new abilities and skills, and provide access to new digital resources. Teachers will be able to learn through collaboration and reflect on and share their learning.

Weekly Incentives

While teachers explore and diversify, their participation in sessions can earn them an entry into weekly drawings to earn prizes and unlock access to resources from departments hosting the sessions. When teachers collaborate and reflect in our Twitter contest (@PDL_DallasISD), they have an opportunity to enter into a grand prize drawing from the district. The more teachers tweet about their Level Up learning using #levelupDallasISD, the more chances they have to win.

Continuing Professional Education Credit

The Texas Education Agency requires teachers complete 150 CPE hours to maintain certification. Those who participate in the Level Up training opportunities can earn CPE credit hours that may be used for continuing professional education hours to meet the 150 CPE requirement. These hours may not be substituted or flexed for professional learning days during the 2020-2021 school year. For the 2020-2021 school year, teachers are not required to attend 21 credit hours of professional development outside their work calendar to meet their contractual obligation. Instead, five professional development days have been built into the teachers’ work calendar.

Summer offerings from Dallas ISD’s departments in Level Up will be entered into the district’s learning management system and maintained on the electronic transcript.

For additional information, contact Professional and Digital Learning at PDL@dallasisd.org or visit our webpage at www.dallasisd.org/levelup.



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