Flex Day Program

  • 2019/20 Flex Day Program

    A flex day is a professional development day in which professional staff may choose when to complete personalized professional learning. The topic or focus of all activities for the 2019/20 school year will align with one of the following District Focal Points:

    • Grading and Assessment Practices
    • College & Career Readiness
    • Literacy
    • STE(A)M Principles
    • EI/DI - Effective and Differentiated Instruction


    Continuing in 2019/20: As we work on developing our district-wide Literacy Framework, each teacher must complete 6 hours related to instructional best practices as outlined in the Literacy Framework. Click here for suggestions/ideas.


    What can I do?

    Here are some examples of learning activities which may earn Act 48/Flex credit:

    “Professional development” here is defined as professional learning relating to your area of certification which qualifies for Act 48 credit. (Read this for more details.) In general, professional development:

    • has measurable learning objectives,
    • actively engages participants in meeting the objective through exposure to evidenced-based research/materials, and
    • includes an expectation of implementing the learning in the classroom/on the job in order to improve student outcomes.


    TIP: Connect your Flex Day learning with your SLO and with your professional goals!


    Flex Program Guidelines:

    • All professional learning activities must occur outside of the regular work day.
    • There will be no additional compensation (pay) for additional flex activities completed during any school year.
    • Flex hours cannot be “banked” for a future school year.
    • If a teacher chooses to work on a flex day during the school year (see dates below), the professional learning activity will be directed by an administrator.
    • Flex days are not approved until you receive confirmation from your principal through the Comply software. Click here for directions for submitting proposals and reports.

     

    Save these dates!

     

    2019/2020 PROCESS & TIMELINE

    May 1, 2019

    First day to submit Flex Proposal

    June 7, 2019

    First possible day of 2019/20 Flex

    October 18, 2019

    Deadline to submit proposal(s) for first 9 hours of Flex

    December 6, 2019

    Report for first 3 Flex hours due

    December 13, 2019

    Agenda/assignment e-mailed for 12/20/19 PM Flex Day

    December 20, 2019

    Flex Half Day (PM)

    January 6, 2020

    Report for next 6 hours due

    January 13, 2020

    Agenda/assignment e-mailed for 1/20/19 Flex Day

    January 20, 2020

    Flex (full) Day

    February 7, 2020

    Deadline to submit proposal for final 3 hours

    March 25, 2020

    Report for final 3 hours due

    April 1, 2020

    Agenda/assignment e-mailed for 4/8/20 PM Flex

    April 8, 2020

    Flex Half Day (PM)