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Fall Staff Development Schedule
Fall Staff Development Schedule
Monday, August 28, 2017, Opening Day at High School East, Tartoni Center. 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Remainder of the day: School Staff meetings/Classroom Prep

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Character & Culture- Positivity Project Kick Off. Meet at schools.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, District Day
Elementary Grade Level Teachers - 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. @ Mason Elementary - Reading Curriculum Training
Elem. Student Liaison Training - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ Perry Boardroom

Secondary & Elementary Specials - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., School Launch with PLC purpose revisited followed by PLC Committee work
* 6th/7th grade Math-East MS room 114C ,12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Big Ideas Training
* Elementary Music - Meet @ Brendel
* Elementary Art - Meet @ Cook
* Elementary PE - Meet @ Cook
* Elementary Tech Ex -Meet @ Myers

***Make-up Transformation Orientation for staff unable to attend summer sessions. 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. @ HS East Collaboration Commons( small auditorium) This is a 2-day session also held on 8/31/17.

Thursday, August 31,2017
Elementary -8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm., grade level teachers -PLC work in schools.
* Elementary Specials - chose PD options from menu below.
Secondary Staff & Elem. Specials - See attached schedule for today.
MS ELA - Study Sync Training @ West MS, Room 114C, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

6th/7th grade Math - Training @ East MS, Room 114C, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*** Make-up Transformation Orientation for staff unable to attend summer sessions, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ HS East Collaboration Commons (small auditorium) - 2 day training also held on 8/30/2017

Employee Web Directions for Logging Professional Development
Each staff member is required to enter his/her professional development participation each year prior to
December 1 and May 2.

Your ID is a six digit number that has been assigned to you.

Your PIN is your first name initial, last name initial and the last four numbers of your social security number unless you have made a change.

Click on Staff Use on the Grand Blanc Web main navigation menu. Then in the Commonly Used Links block click on Employee Web.
A login page will appear this is where you enter you ID and PIN.

Click on Add New Activity

The date format is to be entered as such: 00/00/0000

ALWAYS leave Instructor box EMPTY (SKIP IT)

Scroll through the listings under Course to find the name of your class. If your title is not included use a Conference selection and enter the details in the comment box.

Each day of staff development is considered 6 Hours. If you took a two-day activity, enter it once and record 12 hours and enter the dates that you attended in the comment box.

Record day box Leave blank for activities done during regular work days.

Under Comments, you can explain the specifics of the course.

Click Save

Repeat for all courses taken. All certified staff need a minimum of 30 hours recorded. Remember to enter conferences attended during the school year.

If you need to change or delete an activity, go back and click on the entry. You may change any of the items or delete it completely.
The Basics of Staff Development
All of the websites and documents can be confusing. Hopefully, the following information will help clarify what each site or document represents and its purpose.


All certified staff are required to attend 5 days (30 hours) of staff development each school year. In addition, probationary teachers need to attend another 15 days (90 hours) within the first three years of employment.

The district provides opportunities to complete each of these requirements. This 2017-2018 school year, in August, all certified staff and paraprofessionals will be attending professional development days starting August 28, August 29, August 30, and 31st. Another professional development day is November 7th , EdCAMP DPPD

School improvement days (LSIP) -Teachers participate in a hour meeting at the end of a regular work day.
Scheduled Late Start Days are 10/11/17, 12/06/17, 2/07/18, and 5/02/18.
The additional time for probationary staff can be completed through new teacher meetings, mentor meetings, new teacher orientations and other district required activities.

The web was setup for staff members to see their personal information, including certification and degrees, attendance, payroll history and tax information. This is also the site to enter your staff development activity. Certified staff are required to enter any professional development in which they have participated by December 1 and May 2 of each school year. All of the above mentioned activities should be entered, as well as any other professional development workshops attended during the year. From this database, a report is generated for the State of Michigan REP to verify completion of the required professional development. Instructions on using the Employee Web can be found on the staff development menu. The site is accessible from home or school through the internet.

Your ID is a six digit number that is assigned. Your PIN is your first and last initial and the last four numbers of your soc.