Organizational Learning & Professional Development

Office of Professional Learning

406 Barrera St.
Burnet Center Room 7
San Antonio, Texas 78210
210-554-2620 (phone)
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2015 Professional Learning Conference

The Office of Organizational Learning & Professional Development provides rigorous and relevant learning opportunities that enhance and strengthen instructional practice. Through the use of 21st-century learning tools and the establishment of a virtual learning community, we will foster a culture of shared practice and collective inquiry to ensure student success.

 Epic Saturday

EPIC Saturdays

We’re doing professional development in a new way in SAISD and it’s big – it’s EPIC. EPIC stands for Educators Providing Innovative Change, and the name encapsulates our efforts to equip SAISD teachers so they feel empowered to take teaching to new levels. Each event will have something for every teacher, and trainings are open to all grade levels. The next EPIC Saturday will be November 12 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at Lanier High School. Literacy expert Pam Allyn’s Keynote address will discuss making best practices come to life by building on children's key strengths and immersing them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community.

Organized around the 7 Strengths inherent in super readers (belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope), Ms. Allyn will show teachers and parents, why reading is the ultimate super power, opening a world of possibility for every student.

Registration for the November event is now open, with room for up to 600 teachers.

Lunch: The length of the EPIC conference in November has been shortened so there will be a “Grab and Go” lunch which will include a hamburger, chips and drink for $5.00. This will benefit the Lanier Cheerleaders so please bring cash and help support this great group! There will also be a few breakfast items available for purchase as well.

Registration: Please view your session choices in Eduphoria prior to EPIC Saturday. Upon your arrival get your registration materials in the foyer of the auditorium at Lanier. All participants will be eligible for raffle prizes to be awarded at the end of the day –you must be present to win!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SIGN IN: SINCE TEACHERS ARE BEING PAID YOU WILL SIGN IN ELECTRONICALLY-PLEASE HAVE YOUR EMPLOYEE ID NUMBER WITH YOU TO EXPEDITE THIS.

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