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 October 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at Burbank High School. The featured speaker will be Dr. Karen Mapp, who will present on ways to develop a comprehensive understanding of the link between family and community engagement, student achievement and school improvement. Registration for the October event is now open, with room for up to 600 teachers. Please register for the Keynote and pick your 2 break-out sessions. There will also be a closing Keynote that you will not want to miss!

Lunch: The length of the EPIC conference in October has been shortened so this will be a “Grab and Go” lunch. Burbank Booster Clubs will be selling food items in the cafeteria but it is suggested that you bring a lunch that day.

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 Burbank. If you are a Golden Ticket holder, you are entitled to sit up front during the Keynote address (bring ticket to be entered into a drawing).

Golden Tickets: Four Golden Tickets were issued to each campus Principal, so please check with him/her about receiving one. If you are a ticket holder, please sign up for your sessions on Eduphoria ASAP before they are full. This time Golden Tickets will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The Golden Ticket will also allow you to sit up front in the auditorium to listen to Dr. Mapp’s Keynote speech at 8:00 a.m.

- Please make sure you register for the very exciting EPIC Saturday sessions on Eduphoria.
- Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended.
- Burbank Athletic Booster Club will be selling lunch plates for $7.00- cash only. The meal will be Chicken Alfredo, salad, garlic bread and tea. Breakfast items will also be sold beginning at 7:15.
-Teachers will receive a stipend to attend, but you must be sure to sign in when you arrive and when you leave.

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