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January 22, 2017

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Staff resources 

Inservice credit 

Apply for inservice credit by attending a course or workshop.

Pre-approved courses/workshops
All non-district sponsored courses must be approved prior to crediting. For information on upcoming courses and workshops, visit My Learning Plan.com.

If not a course or workshop, then what?
There are other ways to develop professionally, besides attending a district (or out-of-district) workshop or course. Here are some options to consider:

Conduct action research projects

 Develop material displays, bulletin boards

Analyze teaching cases

Attend awareness-level seminars

Join a cadre of in-house trainers

 Plan lessons with a teaching colleague

Consult an expert

Make a field trip

Form study or support groups

Give presentations at conferences

Shadow another person or professional in the field

Research on the Internet

Lead a school wide committee project

Coach a colleague

Be a mentor

Be mentored

Observe model lessons

 Observe other teachers teach

Be observed and receive feedback from a trainer or principal

Be coached by a peer

Join a cadre of in-house trainers

Join a professional network

Read journals, educational magazines, books

Write an article about your work

Form study or support groups

Give presentations at conferences

Participate in a study group

Keep a reflection log or journal

Enroll in a university course

View educational videos

Listen to video/audio recordings

Do a self-assessment

Participate in a video conference or conference calls with experts

Source: The National Staff Development Council Journal of Staff Development, Volume 19, Number 4, Fall 1998, p.10 

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