Professional Learning

Educators in Decatur County School believe that continuous school improvement depends on high-quality professional learning that focuses on research-based strategies. The system strives to create environments where professional learning is embedded in the school's culture, and everyone holds collective responsibility for student success. Use of funds from federal programs, state professional learning support and specific programs provide a myriad of offerings that include in-house trainings, Edivation(formerly PD360), RESA workshops and regional/state/national conferences.
 

PD Express

Professional Learning Sites

 Professional Learning Requests
 

How do I enroll for an In-District PL Course?
Log into PDExpress and click on the InDistrict PD Catalogue; Find the class you wish to enroll; Click on the class title name; Enroll and receive email confirmation
*You will still need to submit request to be out of your building at your school site using the established protocol.*

How do I request an Out of District PL Conference or Workshop?
Log into PDExpress and click on the tab: Request Out of District PL; Select form for Out of District PL Conference or Workshop; complete form including all expenses and marking PL goal that supports attendance; Submit and Save. You will receive an email once final approval has been granted.
*You will still need to submit request to be out of your building at your school site using the established protocol.  Requests must be made for anything over 1/2 day or when a sub is required.*

How do I request a Professional Learning Activity (meeting, not PL)?
Log into PDExpress and click on the tab: Request Out of District PL; Select form for Professional Activity; complete form including all expenses; Submit and Save. You will receive an email once final approval has been granted.
*You will still need to submit request to be out of your building at your school site using the established protocol. Requests must be made for anything over 1/2 day or when a sub is required*

Can I earn credit for viewing an educational/professional learning video?
PLU credit may be earned for viewing an educational/professional video but you must have pre-approval from an administrator. Please use the WEBINAR REFLECTION form and submit to the professional learning office with all required information to request that the hours/minutes be added to your PD Express PLU transcript. 

PLU Transcript Request
To request a professional learning transcript for classes prior to July 1, 2015, please email Rita Braswell at rbraswell@dcboe.com. Please include your full name, place of employment, and contact number.