2018 Reboot

#PD Perks

You now earn points for each PD experience, and with every 1,500 points you earn a $10 Gift Certificate which can be used at any of over 100 Troy Chamber of Commerce Members! The top point leader will be awarded a prize package, and those who reach 3,000 points will be put in a drawing for another prize package.

Click here for a full list of participating Chamber businesses.

#TRIADvances Certification Coming Soon!

We are working on a #TRIADvances Certification program that will allow you the opportunity to explore non-Google tech that you can implement in your classroom.

#TRIADvances Certified staff members will have all of their #PDPerk points multiplied by 0.15.

Badge Changes

We've modified the T.R.I.A.D. badges in the 2018 Reboot of #TRIADvances. We feel that these changes will simplify the process and make it easier for our teachers to know where to start when pursuing badge-work.

Here are the changes that we've made.

Reflector (Professional Development Badge | Self-Directed) - This is the badge that you will apply for when you are using technology for your own professional development. This badge does not deal with student learning.

Tactician, Instructor, Architect (Student-Learning | Self-Directed) - These three badges deal with student learning and require the use of technology and student artifacts.

Developer (Developer Academy | Coach-Led) - The developer badge is now the badge you will receive when attending one of the coach-led sessions from Adam, Mike, or Sarah Phelps.

Level Changes

Based on incorporating the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning

Level 1: Using new technology, or using technology and addressing at least ONE of the Four C’s of 21st Century Learning.

Level 2: Using technology and addressing two or three of the Four C’s.

Level 3: Using technology and addressing Creative Thinking and at least one of the other Four C’s.

To read a more in-depth explanation of the levels of each badge, click here.

Developer Academy

Awarded for attending any of the Academy Sessions led by Adam, Mike, or Sarah Phelps. CPDUs are awarded based on amount of time spent in the session. The information learned in the Academy Session can be used to earn any of the badges listed above.

        • CPDUs awarded based on time spent

#TA Tech Challenges

Challenges that will be offered to the staff to gain additional #PDPerk Points.