Duluth Public Schools Professional Development Day

August 29, 2022 - September 1, 2022

It is time to celebrate!

We are excited to begin a new year, and we are looking forward to participating with all of you in many professional development opportunities next week. Attached you will find the information you might need to help you navigate the week, and we want you to feel free to email us  (Heather.harvick@isd709.org or Joan.Lancour@isd709.org) with questions if there is anything you need clarified. If you have questions regarding site specific plans, please contact your site supervisor, and if you have questions regarding technology needs, please contact the Technology Department. 

Staff Development at A Glance

Date Time Topic Participants Location
Ongoing Ongoing Professional Development All Personal Choice
August 29  8 - 4 Professional Learning Certified and Paraprofessionals and Integration Specialists Assigned Site
August 30 8 - 4  Professional Leaning and Work Day Certified and Paraprofessionals  Assigned Site
August 31 8 - 4 Celebration! All Staff Denfeld High School
September 1  8 - 4  Site PD Day Certified and Paraprofessionals  Assigned Site


Monday, August 29th (Certified Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Integration Specialists):

This link will connect you to the "August 29, 2022 Staff Development Matrix" which includes 3 tabs:

"Schedule": The schedule for the day along with times and locations for the day's activities and contact information if you need a question answered.

"709 Online": A matrix with choice session offerings linked to Google and Zoom meetings. There will be 3 sessions beginning at 12:30, 1:40, and 2:50 with several choices for each. In addition, there are a wide variety of asynchronous offerings through Frontline, Infinitec, and Vector PLUS a video session about Second Step, Year 2, with the fabulous Jake Laurent!

"Course Description, Presenter, and Bio": Take a look at this tab to find a description for the choice sessions. It will be hard to choose; there are so many great offerings. However, many of the sessions will be recorded for future viewing so pick your favorite and make a note to watch the others on your list when you have a chance. We are finishing up the list today and tomorrow so check back to see what we add.

Additional things you need to know for Monday: 

This day was designed to be a learning opportunity for staff. There are dozens of sessions being offered virtually and asynchronously: digital innovations, mental health/SEL, MTSS, content area specific, curriculum resources and tools, relicensure, etc.

The afternoon choice sessions will be on your own. You will need a device to access the virtual and asynchronous offerings.

Certified Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Integration Specialists: You have asked for a day like this and here it is! Do not miss this amazing day! 

All District Staff Development Day, August 31 (All Staff):

This link will connect you to a schedule of events for our All District Staff Development Day at Denfeld on Wednesday, August 31.  Please note that there are breakout sessions for specific content areas, departments, or teams which will be meeting during the 12-2 p.m. session after lunch. Please direct all questions about the afternoon of the 31st to your supervisor, team lead, or site administrator.

Additional things you need to know for Wednesday:

There is limited parking at Denfeld and Laura MacArthur, rideshare or catch a bus

Please do not park in private business parking lots.

There is street parking available.

Again, welcome back to a new school year. We appreciate you joining us as we kick off a year of celebrations.