Professional Development - Teachers

Preservice Days

Welcome Back! The Summer months have come and gone and now it is time to continue laying an excellent educational foundation for our students and families, as well as introduce new instructional supports and staff members. I look forward to working alongside each of you as we get the chance to renew our efforts in helping students achieve more than they ever imagined.

This year, the theme for our professional development efforts will focus on COLLABORATION. Please review the scheduled preservice days below.

Wednesday,  August  16: All SBUSD Employees - Breakfast and Lunch will be provided (@ South Bay)

8:00AM-8:30AM         Breakfast

8:30AM-8:45AM         Welcome:  Introductions

8:45AM-9:30AM         Team Building Activity: Group Dynamics Exercise

9:30AM-9:45AM         2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Review

9:45AM-1O:OOAM     Break

1O:OOAM-10:30AM   Core Values: What You Value Most

10:30AM-11:OOAM    South Bay USD: Core Values

11:OOAM-11:45PM    Trimester 3 SFA Leadership Review

11:45AM-12:30PM      Lunch

12:30PM-2:00PM        Field Trip

2:00PM-3:15PM          New Evaluation Procedures (Teaching Staff)
                                     Student Safety & Playground Supervision (Student Support Staff)

Thursday, August 17: Certificated  Employees (@ South Bay)

8:00AM-8:15AM         Team Building Activity

8:25AM-12:00PM        Step-Up to Writing: presented  by South Bay USD Teacher  Leaders
From the most fragile writers to those who are gifted and talented, Step Up to Writing offers content and strategies to meet students at their level of need and move them forward. With Step Up to Writing's unique multi-sensory approach, all students benefit from the program.                                   

12:00PM-12:45PM       Lunch

12:45PM-3:15PM         Site Based Meetings

Friday, August 18: Certificated  Employees (@ South Bay)

8:00AM-3:15PM          Bulletin Board Day

Monday, August 21:     Certificated  Employees (@ South Bay)

8:00AM-8:15AM         Team Building Activity

8:15AM-11:15AM       Success for All (choice of workshops)
                                     To Be Determined at the Site Staff Meetings on Thursday afternoon

11:15AM-12:15PM     Lunch

12:15-3:15PM             Success for All (Using Data in Corner, Roots, and Wings)

We have an amazing staff. From our hardworking teachers to our dedicated classified employees, our collaborative efforts will ensure the success of our students and provide them with a positive, supportive, and safe learning environment.


Gary Storts
SBUSD Superintendent