Professional Learning

  • RCISD believes that professional learning is fundamental to student learning and that we have an obligation to continually improve. The district provides clear expectations for professional growth and a multitude of high quality growth opportunties. Teacher choice and personalized learning are at the forefront of our offerings. From our content area specialists to teacher and student-led professional development opportunities, we look for new and challenging ways to grow ourselves and others throughout the year. 

    Professional Learning plans are guided by:

    •  The needs of RCISD students
    •  The professional needs of each teacher
    •   The needs of the campus and district
    •   Strategic Plan 2.0
    • Offerings support teacher growth and student success based on the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)

    Professional Learning in Royse City ISD is:

    • Personalized
    • Prioritized
    • Peer-developed and delivered
    • Aligned to the goals of the district, campus, and individual
    • Aligned to the LEAD Learner Profile

    Approaches to Professional Learning in Royse City ISD include:

    • Virtual Professional Learning and Collaboration
    • Face-to-Face Professional Learning and Collaboration
    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Instructional Design Coaching
    • Content Area Coaching
    • Just in Time Learning with Colleagues
    • Google Certification and Training
    • Curriculum Design and Development

    Professional Learning opportunities are scheduled throughout the school year and the summer months. The 2020-2021 schedule includes the following:

    • Summer 2020 Virtual Learning and Curriculum Writing
    • New Teacher Orientation July 28th - 30th
    • District-wide Back to School Learning             August 6th, 7th, 10th
    • Embedded Professional Learning and Curriculum Writing 2020-2021
      • October 13th
      • January 4th
      • February 15th
      • March 5th

    ‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’                                                                                                                                             –Albert Einstein

    ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’                                                                                                                                             –William Butler Yeats 

Professional Development Info

  • Administrator PD

  • Counselor PD

  • Distinguished PD Levels

  • New Teacher PD

  • PD Initiatives

  • PD Plan

  • Technology Integration Coaches

  • Testing Coordinators

  • RCISD PD Plan     Eduphoria Link     Badging & PD Levels