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 first EPIC Saturdays will be Sept. 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Jefferson High School. The featured speaker will be Dr. Doug Fisher, who will present the new instructional model that we are adopting as a District and will be rolling out starting in 2016-17.  Registration for the September event is now open, with room for up to 600 teachers. With the exception of the September event, registration for each date will open one month prior.  Four slots will be available for each campus for each Saturday event, with the remainder of the slots being open to any teacher who wants to sign up.

Parking: Teachers are encouraged to carpool to Jefferson High School. Parking at Jeff is limited and the lot on the corner of Donaldson and Wilson will be for presenters only. There will be a bus shuttle from the Edison High School parking lot that accommodates 250 cars. The first bus run will leave Edison at 7:00 a.m. The last run from Edison will be at 7:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.

It is suggested that you bring a lunch. Jefferson Booster Club will be selling snacks in the cafeteria.

Registration: Please view your session choices in Eduphoria prior to EPIC Saturday. The sessions will no longer allow for any drops or add-ons after 12 noon on Friday, September 9th.  Upon your arrival you are asked to register in the cafeteria at Jefferson. If you are a Golden Ticket holder, you are entitled to sit up front during the Keynote address (bring ticket).

Golden Tickets: Four tickets were issued per campus to your Principal. If you are a ticket holder, please sign up for your sessions on Eduphoria. If there is a session you wish to enroll in but the maximum has been reaches, email Judy  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance. Please do this ASAP before they are full. The Golden Ticket will also allow you to sit up front in the auditorium to listen to Dr. Fisher’s Keynote speech.

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