Thursday, May 15, 2014

Round Rock ISD's "This Week in PD" or #TWIPD

This Week in RRISD Professional Development
Hello everyone, we are starting a weekly update feature to our Professional Development. That way you can know to check this site every Friday for the latest information on adult learning in Round Rock ISD as well as highlights from the world of training and development at large. We will follow a consistent format, but in the next few weeks please give us feedback in the comments below about what to keep, add, or ditch. Here we go.

RRISD Professional Development Update:

We will be giving a weekly update of upcoming opportunities for educators in Round Rock ISD and around Texas.
  • Mark your calendar for Aug. 12th if you would like to join us for a special keynote and seminar from Marc Prensky. Click the button below to register.
         Eventbrite - New Teacher Kick-Off with Marc Prensky
  • Think about presenting a session at next October's second annual Round Rock ISD Ninja Academy. Be the first from your campus and get a visit from the official RRISD Ninja to your class. Find more info to register or apply to present here:

Podcast of the Week:

Here we will highlight our favorite podcasts. These could come from the worlds of education, health, business, or personal development. Make suggestions in the comments below.

The Three Hardest Words in the English Language: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Site/Blog of the Week:

A district leadership team has had the opportunity to join Alan November and other Region 13 districts to learn how successful districts around the country are incorporating technology into learning, communication, and daily work. Join in on the learning at 

Article/Book of the Week:

We will also highlight our favorite article or book that is being talked about around Round Rock ISD. Comment below for suggestions, and enjoy our first one: Leaders from campuses and district-level departments will be studying Leaders of Learning, by Richard Dufour and Robert Marzano over the next year. Pick up a copy for yourself to stay in the know.


Tweet of the Week

We will also pick our favorite Tweet from the last week that included #rrisdpd.  
Thanks for reading our first weekly update. We hope this will allow you to stay current with everything going on with Round Rock ISD Professional Development.


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