PD Saturday 4: March 12th
8:50am - 1:30pm


What happens at PD Saturdays?

Our goal with Professional Development Saturdays (PD Saturdays) is to provide corps members with the opportunity to come together as a community to deepen relationships, grow their instructional capacity, and sustain their efforts as leaders in their classroom, school, and community. For PD Saturday 4, we're taking our Tiered Development to Scale for Broader Outcomes Support. Check out the details below. We will continue to run DEI Series & Trauma Informed Practices as Scheduled.

Tiered development for broader outcomes:

Working in the second largest city in the United States and a stronghold for educational innovation means that corps members have access to a variety of rich professional development opportunities. In an effort to reduce redundancy and expedite corps member development, we have a responsibility to differentiate the support our corps members receive. Since we put a premium on “getting the right folks in the door,” we operate with a high level of confidence in the capacity of our teachers. That being said, we know they still need and deserve strong development. As a result, we've created three tiers of support for our corps members:

Tier 1: Whole Corps (Open Space Technology)

  • WHO: CMs who have clarity on their visions, broader outcomes, and areas for their own growth. They are positioned to work collaboratively with their peers in an independent space, determining their own outcomes and next steps.
  • WHAT: Engagement with peers/self in way that moves them forward in their practice, as it relates to the Broad Outcomes.

Tier 2: Targeted Small Groups

  • WHO: CMs who, if given an opportunity to practice/learn a new skill, will move forward substantially in their practice. These CMs will likely thrive with an additional level of support from an expert facilitator. 
  • WHAT: Acquisition of new, specific set of skills that can be implemented "On Monday" that will help the CM move forward in their practice AND with student outcomes.

Tier 3: Intensive Individual Support

  • WHO: CMs who need intensive support (instructional/personal) and will not progress in Tier I or Tier II. 
  • WHAT: Inidvidualized support that results in the  follow-up intervention plan/individualized support to increase effectiveness.

DEI Series: 

DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness) Series are open to 2015 and 2014 corps members. These year-long series (indicated in blue on the SCHED system, as shown below) are designed to help corps members grow in their identity development. You are already enrolled in a DEI Series, so there is no need to select a new course. If you would like to change you DEI Course, you must get approval from John Stoneburner


Self-care & Trauma informed practices

Self-Care & Trauma Informed Practices are are now open to 2015 and 2014 corps members.  These one-time workshops (indicated in Gray on the SCHED system, as shown below ) are designed to help corps members increase their ability to create and sustain Trauma Informed Practices, which includes Teacher Self-Care. 

how do i register?

Our new online system is designed to help increase efficiency for corps members and staff. Detailed instructions for registration can be found in the sidebar to the left if you're on a PC and by pressing the + button on the top right if you're on a mobile device. We highly encourage you to register for PD Saturday 4 using a PC.

All corps members, regardless of their ability to
attend must register for all PD Saturdays.