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Office of Professional Learning

Welcome to the Office of Professional Learning!

"Students Learn in a Division That Learns"

 



We are pleased to provide learning opportunities to all members of the PWCS Division.  

Please review the calendar on the right side of the page as well as the links directly below for upcoming sessions of interest.

When you find a professional learning opportunity that interests you, click on the electronic catalog to enroll.
 
 

Student Leadership Conference Workshop Proposals
 Deadline to Submit Proposals is December 19, 2014


Call for Proposals: The Eighth Annual Student Leadership Conference 



The eighth annual Student Leadership Conference entitled, "Igniting the Spark, Focusing the Flame" will be held Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Student Leadership Conference is expected to draw 1,500 high school and eighth grade middle school students, and will give them the opportunity to build their leadership skills.

 The conference is designed to inspire students to continue seeking out and accepting leadership responsibilities as part of their contribution to society; to increase awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges in a variety of settings; and to develop a network of students in Prince William County Public Schools with leadership potential.  

We are now accepting workshop proposals.

Please submit your proposal to Maria Burgos-Singleton
Supervisor, Global Learning and Culturally Responsive Instruction
 
at burgosmd@pwcs.edu, by Friday, December 19, 2014.



 
The First Year in the Elementary Classroom - OPD 222 -
January 13, 2015

This course is open to all Elementary teachers and will provide "just in time" information throughout the school year. Registrants may attend individual sessions or all sessions.
  • Session three will occur on January 13, 2015 from 4:30-6:30pm at Rosa Parks Elementary School.  Participants will share mid-year successes and concerns, and will provide guidance about student evaluation and assessment, SOL exams, and other relevant topics. Registrants will help shape the session by submitting their topic requests to the instructor.
     
  • On April 6, 2015, we will offer the final session of the school year.  We will meet from 1:00-3:30pm to wrap up the year, while looking towards the following school year. 
​​For questions or suggestions about this session, please contact Dr. Amie Weinberg, in the Office of Professional Learning, at weinbeax@pwcs.edu or at 703-791-7562.

Fine Tuning Your Professional Practice for Elementary Teachers
 OPD 223
Begins January 22, 2015

Is there anyone who does not have room for improvement?  All of us, even experienced professionals, can reflect on and improve our practice.  This multi-session course is targeted for elementary professional educators who would like to expand or improve their practice in specific areas.  Educators may sign up for one or for all of the sessions.
 
  • Session 1, January 22, 2015 will focus on Engaging Students and simply ways to increase engagement.
  • Session 2, February 3, 2015 highlights the importance of Differentiation for all learners.
  • Session 3, February 24, 2015 will introduce the importance and ease of Integrating Technology and Research Skills in the classroom.  
  • Session 4, March 16, 2015 provides an overview for integrating content so students can take part in Constructivist Learning Activities.
  • Session 5, April 13, 2015, will include a focus on The Classroom Environment and Class Management.
 
For questions, feel free to contact Dr. Amie Weinberg in the Office of Professional Learning at weinbeax@pwcs.edu.  Please register in the online Professional Learning Catalog.


 
UVA Wise Offers Spring 2015 Recertification and Licensure Classes
Register by January 30, 2015
The University of Virginia Wise Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is offering online courses for licensure and recertification credits for educators.
  • Over 40 online courses designed for busy K–12 educators are available every semester.
  • Licensure courses ($633.00 per course) for teachers with provisional licenses meet the Virginia DOE requirements for previously licensed teachers.
  • Recertification courses ($363.00 per course) are designed for fully licensed VA teachers.
Registration for the spring courses closes on January 30, 2015.
 Classes start on February 3, 2015 and end on May 1, 2015.
  Click here for course catalog.
 Register online www.uvawise.edu/cte

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