BISD Professional Learning

Want to Take Advantage of Comp Time? Follow These Easy Steps

Step 1: Read the course selections and complete the yellow form with your campus principal.

Step 2: Once your principal has approved your yellow sheet, register for your sessions using the "Comp Day and Professional Learning Registration Form" Google Form below.

Step 3: Attend sessions, learn and have fun!

Step 4: Complete the "Comp Day Completion Form" for your campus AND upload your certificate of attendance for each session that you attend.

Step 5: Request "Comp Day" in AESOP for the day you are going to use as a comp day for August 2018: August 8, 9, 10 and May 2019: May 28, 29, 30


Pre-Approved Sessions

Pre-Approved Professional Learning Sessions

Phonics and Word Study: Getting it all in (3 hours)
Presenter: Dr. Hansen
Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-noon (3 hours)
Location: BISD PLL
Audience: Kindergarten and First grade Teachers
Description: Explore various tools and ideas on teaching phonics and word study. Don’t forget to bring you Fountas and Pinnell Phonics and Word Study Kit. 


Supporting Students Through Writing Conferences (3 hours)
Presenter: Dr. Hansen
Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (3 hours)
Location: BISD PLL
Audience: Pre-K-6th grade teachers
Description: In this session you will learn the importance of writing conferences with your students and how to systematically and effectively hold conferences with each student. Writing conferences are an extremely powerful instructional strategy that will support your students as they grow and develop into excellent writers!


Building Comprehension through Literature Circles (3 hours)
Presenter: Dr. Hansen
Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-noon (3 hours)
Location: BISD PLL
Audience: 2nd-6th grade teachers
Description: By using literature circles in the classroom, students love to read and explore through deep understanding and learn to use easy strategies to help with comprehension and metacognition thinking.


Literacy based Stations focused on comprehension(3 hours)
Presenter: Dr. Hansen
Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (3 hours)
Location: BISD PLL
Audience: 2nd-6th grade teachers
Description: In this session you will work with other participants to create TEKS based literacy stations centered on comprehension skills.


Youth Mental Health First Aid for Educators
Presenter: Brandon Davidson, Next Step
Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: PLL
Audience: Any BISD Employees
Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, disruptive behavior disorders and substance abuse disorder in adolescents. Builds understanding of the importance if early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. 


Using Interactive Anchor Charts to Engage Students in Meaningful Learning (6 hours) 
Presenter: Melissa McElveen and Erin Siegrist with Chart Chicks
Dates: August 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-3:30 pm (6 hours)
Location: BISD PLL
Audience: Kindergarten-6th grade teachers
Description: Charting with the Chicks: Participants will learn how to engage their students by interacting and manipulating content through the use of interactive anchor charts and content walls. These guided and purposeful activities will increase student success by allowing the transfer of knowledge to the application level. Participants will leave with a plethora of exciting, engaging, hands-on ideas and activities ready to begin implementing immediately to make their classrooms a fun and successful place of learning! 


Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) (6 hours)
Presenters: Rebecca Garlington and Stephanie Pudilio
Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: PLL
Audience: K-12th grade teachers, RtI teachers, Sped teachers, instructional aides etc.
Description: This session focuses on making content comprehensible for English Language Learners. Participants will learn engaging strategies for integrating content and language instruction to enhance the academic language for K-12 students.These techniques can also be great tools to differentiate for all learners.


EdCamp Tyler (6 hours)
Date: August 3, 2018 
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Location: Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center 
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-tyler-tickets-44413836982
Description: Join us for a day of learning, innovation, and educational excitement! An edcamp is a FREE, participant-driven, un-conference that is created by educators for educators. This is a great opportunity to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. Edcamp features include: topics for sessions are determined by participants at the event, conversation, collaboration are key.


Region VII Back to School Conference (6 hours)
Date: August 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm (6 hours)
Location: Brownsboro High School
Register: www.esc7.net 
Audience: Any BISD Staff
NOTE: See BISD Professional Learning Catalog for more information or go to the Region VII ESC website


Ed Camp Innovate (6 hours)
Presenters: Teachers from BISD and surrounding districts
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm (6 hours)
Location: Chandler Intermediate School
Audience: Any BISD employee
Description: Join us for a day of learning, innovation, and educational excitement! An edcamp is a FREE, participant-driven, un-conference that is created by educators for educators. This is a great opportunity to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. Edcamp features include: topics for sessions are determined by participants at the event, conversation, collaboration are key.


Region VII G/T Online  Update: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Session # 070565
Presenters: Carla Cheshire 
Date: Registration Deadline May 30, 2018
Online course open June 4-June 18, 2018
Location: Online
Register: https://misweb.esc7.net/
Description: Much of the thinking done in schools today emphasizes the skills of analysis -finding the best and correct answer. However, there is another kind of thinking, one that focuses on exploring ideas, generating possibilities, looking for many right answers rather than just one. Explore strategies to help students learn to think creatively to solve problems. GT Online 6-hour update. High speed internet required.


BISD Mentor Support for New Teachers (3 hours)
Date: August 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Home campus
Audience: Assigned campus mentors


BISD Mentor for 2018-2019 (6 hours)
Date: Monthly meetings with assigned mentee
Audience: Assigned campus mentors


BISD Compliance Training (Must be completed by all BISD staff) (3 hours)
Complete your required compliance training courses in Moodle by August 3rd and earn 3 hours of comp time. Log on to the Google Classroom link on the BISD webpage under the “Employee” section. Compliance training for 2018-2019 will be available on June 1st for employee access.


Sister Campus/Department Team Planning (6 hours)
Collaborative planning or vertical planning with your sister campus grade level team (Elementary and Intermediate) or department (Secondary) can count towards comp time.  Items to be discussed must include aligning the YAG, evaluating assessments, discussing lesson planning, instructional resources and strategies, incorporating formative assessment and integrating writing in all content areas. Agenda, sign in sheet and notes from the meeting must be turned in to the principal to receive up to 6 hours credit and planning must take place at a BISD campus with principal approval. Majority of team members from both sisters schools/department must be able to meet at the designated time.


Mindset by Carol Dweck Book Study (6 hours)
Date: Google Classroom Assignments due April 1, 2019 
Description: In this book, Carol Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. It is the expectation that to receive comp day credit, participants will read the book and participate in professional learning through Google Classroom. 


WOW Wednesday (Working on the Work) (1 hour or 3 hours)
Tentative Dates: September 12, October 10, December 12, January 16, February 20, March 20, 
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm
Location: TBD
Description: WOW Wednesdays are one hour of focused learning on one topic facilitated by district teachers on topics such as literacy stations, higher level questioning, classroom management ideas, writing across the curriculum  and so much more. This is a collaborative approach to learning and you will gain ideas that you can use in your classroom the very next day. 1 hour comp time earned for each session you attend. 3 hours of comp time for each session that you facilitate.


Graduate School
If you are enrolled in graduate school this summer or during the fall  you can receive one comp time hour for every graduate course hour according to the university course catalog (up to 6 hours total). Final grading report with a grade of C or above for the class will serve as documentation of completion of the course to gain comp day credit.


Region VII Workshops
Register for courses at https://misweb.esc7.net/ 


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Frequently Asked Questions

PDF FAQ for comp time.pdf