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Summer 2015 professional development opportunities:

  • GLAD two-day overview (July 14-15) and a GLAD demo week (July 20-24): If you want an entry-level course, the two-day overview is for you; in order to attend for the five-day demo training, you must first go to the two-day overview as a prerequisite and be willing to attend all five days (so a seven-day commitment in total). Registration and more information. If you are a classified employee and want to attend, please follow the registration process to be put on the waiting list as space is available. Questions? Contact Liliya Stefoglo, Director of ELL and Student Support Services.
  • Look for more offerings coming soon...


Professional development is a top priority for the Tukwila School District. Research shows that the most important educational factor in a student's success is a highly effective classroom teacher, and we need to ensure that our educators have the tools and skills they need to reach all levels of learners. Professional development opportunities are developed to support the district's strategic-plan student-learning goals. In addition to structured and collaborative staff-development time on Wednesday mornings, Tukwila staff members are offered ongoing classes in technology integration, differentiated instructional methods, and curriculum-specific method. 

Professional development resources for staff:

  • PLC definition:

In the Tukwila School District, PLCs are teacher-facilitated collaborative learning groups whose work is focused on increasing student achievement through continuous improvement of professional practices.  The work of PLCs is aligned with the goals of the district’s strategic plan, supported by principals, and shared with others.  Members of PLCs agree upon norms for their work together.