Professional Development

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WEST aurora university

Mission
District 129 regards professional development as a fundamental responsibility for all staff. Support is provided to educators in their continual efforts to improve instruction and increase student learning. In addition to job-embedded learning, District 129 employees have the opportunity to participate and engage in district provided professional learning experiences outside of the contractual work day. These courses will challenge participants to make lasting changes in their approach to teaching and learning.

 

District 129 regards professional development as fundamental to promoting the success of our school community.  We strive to become an organization that values professional development as a platform to provide our students and community with meaningful learning opportunities that will make a positive impact in the lives of our students.  As a learning organization, we believe that professional development is an opportunity to empower our community and staff.  Through continuous learning, we will positively impact our students.  Support is provided to educators in their continual efforts to improve instruction and increase student learning. In addition to job-embedded learning, District 129 employees have the opportunity to participate and engage in district provided professional learning experiences outside of the contractual workday. These courses will challenge participants to make lasting changes in their approach to teaching and learning.


 

CHECK OUT OUR FALL PD WEEK COMING UP NOVEMBER 4-7. HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET?

Fall PD

 

Plans are underway for our First Annual Fall PD Week which will take place November 4-7th. We are excited for you to view all of the amazing learning opportunities that will be available. This event will be held at West Aurora High School and sessions will run from 4:15-5:30pm. A 4:15 start time allows our middle school participants and facilitators to arrive and get settled. We will be using the Sched platform for this event. This means you can view sessions as well as register for them via the Sched website or the app. The schedule is now open through Sched and will allow you to access, view and register for Fall PD sessions. It is important to register early as each class will only run once during this week and sessions are capped at 30 participants. Please be advised that ALL updates and communication will come through Sched.

Register Now

If you have any questions about West Aurora University, please contact:

Laura Beatus
lbeatus@sd129.org

Registration Questions?

Contact Missy Glock
mglock@sd129.org

Register using Performance Matters

 

 

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Staff requesting tuition reimbursement, for courses that are pre-approved by Dr. Smith prior to taking the course, will be reimbursed on a first come/first served basis at the rate of $75 per credit hour.  Credits will be reimbursed up to 6 hours for general courses and up to 9 hours for a graduate program. 

Please fill out the tuition reimbursement form along with sending proof of payment and official transcripts to Human Resources, attention Tricia Miller.

Download the Tuition Reimbursement

in-service credit

In-service work done with the approval of the District shall be credited on the compensation schedule, upon presentation of proof of completion to a maximum of nine (9) hours credit to be received before the completion of a Master’s degree and an additional nine (9) hours in-service credit after completion of the Masters.

Please fill out the request form and send to Missy Glock. 

Request for In-Service Credit

Laura Beatus

Laura Beatus

Professional Developement Coordinator
Melissa Glock

Melissa Glock

Professional Development, Accountability & Evaluation