Again this school year, all certificated/licensed district employees and instructional assistants and aides will register for a three-day strand during the registration period for the Columbus City Schools' Professional Development Days (Dec. 8, Feb. 9 and May 18). The CCS strand approach provides high quality professional development by engaging the same community of learners in the study of a topic across all three professional development days.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 18, educators can browse updated information about all of the PD Day offerings by navigating to the Department of Staff Development's website (www.columbus.k12.oh.us/staffdev). Each building is encouraged to print a copy for its employee lounge or main office. Registration will open on Monday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. and close on Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m.
Any employee who does not register by Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. will be assigned to a strand and notified by Friday, December 3. Due to presenter contracts, room capacity and assuring that all participants receive session materials, walk-ins will not be accepted at any site. While part-time and hourly certificated employees are encouraged to register and attend a strand, they should check with their supervisors regarding the availability of compensation.