January 3-7 Professional Learning

We’re eager to see everyone back on campus in the new year for our week of professional learning. The schedule for the week of January 3-7, 2022  is available and provided below. Activities for Tuesday (Jan. 4), Wednesday (Jan 5), Thursday (Jan 6) will be scheduled based on the three cohort groups described below.

Cohort 1 
– K-5 including special area teachers, Van Boven
– Brunson, Belville, Dodd, Stewart (Tuesday mental health training only)

Cohort 2
– 8th grade team, High School Science, High School Social Studies
– Electives – Zazo, Powers, Martin, Snyder, Marski, Kotipoyina, Haas, Doelling, Janicke, Koppitch, Barrett, Cunningham

Cohort 3
– 6th grade team, 7th grade team, High School ELA, High School Math
– Electives – Johnson, Moody, Santiago, Tijerno, Boada, L. Fabulich, Commeret, Lee, Brewster, MacDonald, Bell, M. Geiger, Burg, Mathien

Check:  Jan 3-7 Professional Learning Schedule

Work Location
Faculty are permitted to work either on campus or at a remote location throughout the professional learning week. All scheduled training and meetings will be online.

Schedule for the Week
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday cohorts and times remain the same.
Virtual locations are updated on the Professional Learning Schedule.

Activities Include:
Mental Health Training (to be completed by all faculty by end of week)
Anti-Bias Training (to be completed by all faculty by end of week, completion tracked by UF HR system)
K-5 Preparing for Instruction (with Ross Van Boven)
Secondary Canvas/Instructional Planning
Secondary Math: BEST Math Standards Planning
Inquiry Symposium (modified)

Updates to Friday’s Schedule
The Inquiry Symposium has been modified for online participation, and Friday’s schedule will also include mental health training, individual preparation for the coming week, and regrouping around inquiry and the research mission of the school. For the complete week’s schedule, see Professional Learning Schedule.

Inquiry Panel Sessions
Friday will begin with an Inquiry Welcome Session, followed by Panel Discussions focused on 2020-21 Inquiry research at P.K. Yonge.

All faculty members who completed classroom-based research in 2020-21 are invited to participate as featured panelists on Friday morning. There are up to 12 featured panelist slots and faculty are invited to submit their names if they would like to be included on a panel of three to four to discuss their work.

Panelists are not required to prepare materials other than those already prepared for the symposium and sessions will be moderated. Panelists will respond to questions regarding their inquiry research posed during the session by both moderators and participants. Moderators’ questions will be provided ahead of time. Placements will be made based on inquiry areas of focus and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are interested in participating as a featured panelist, please submit the Inquiry Panelist Form.