My PL is exactly what it's name says. Professional Learning opportunities individualized for you to take when at a time and place that's best for YOU. My PL courses are designed to build your own "playlist" of learning based on your needs and interests.

My PL is home to all types of professional learning opportunities. One of the professional learning opportunities you might be looking for are online learning experiences to brush up on best instructional strategies or refreshing on behavior management tips and tricks. Look no further! We have asynchronous courses available right now for you to start today!

Asynchronous courses are available to you to self-enroll anytime and can be completed on your own time frame. These asynchronous courses are facilitated by current classroom educators and will be there every step of the way through your professional learning journey. All courses use Canvas as the LMS and USBE credit is available for course completion. 

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We’ve all heard about “social emotional learning (SEL)” but what exactly is it? What does it have to do with my role in Davis School District? This course is designed for all DSD employees wanting to know, “What is SEL?” Participants will be introduced to SEL through videos, reading and assignments. They will dive into the 5 CASEL competencies and learn why SEL is important for adults as well as students. Lastly, participants will learn about the district’s strategic SEL plan and come to understand their role in the plan.

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Book Club courses are great for faculty book studies, PLC teams, or independent study. If you are interested in using this book study with your school faculty, please reach out to Danielle Summers (

Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey

This book provides a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. Read more about the book here.

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All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith

Along with a toolbox of strategies for addressing 33 essential competencies, you'll find real-life examples highlighting the many opportunities for social and emotional learning within the K–12 academic curriculum. Children’s social and emotional development is too important to be an add-on or an afterthought, too important to be left to chance. 

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The Principled Principal: 10 Principles for Leading Exceptional Schools by Jeffery Zoul and Anthony McConnell

The Principled Principal examines ten guiding principles using stories and real-life examples to make them relevant and applicable for every school leader. You’ll learn . . . What to prioritize and what to eliminate from your to-do list, How to empower your staff and students, How to hire the right people for your school, Why and how to keep calm in a crisis, How to recognize and avoid “culture crushers” , How to create a positive culture for your school community, and how to implement the strategies and practices. Learn how fast-track your way to becoming the leader your school needs.

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Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner by Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele

Total Participation Techniques shares 51 easy-to-use, classroom-tested alternatives to the “stand and deliver” teaching techniques that cause so many students to tune out or drop out. Teachers report that these techniques motivate students to participate in learning, as they build confidence and are supported by compelling and safe ways to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of lessons.

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