Educator Quality | Professional Development

The Department of Professional Development 

Effective staff development focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of teachers, administrators, and other school employees so that all students can learn and perform at
high levels.

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The Professional Development Department offers many services that speak to different stages of our employees’ careers so they can learn, grow and improve their craft. The PD Team is committed to meeting the diverse needs of our staff members, ensuring they have the individualized support and guidance necessary to provide their students with a rich and engaging instructional experience.

For more information, please click here to download the professional development guide.

Our goal is to provide professional development which will ensure:

  • qualified personnel in every classroom/ department
  • effective leadership for every campus
  • high levels of continuous learning for all
  • application of learning to benefit students

Human Capital Platform (HCP) Professional Development Management System

Human Capital Platform (HCP) houses the district's Professional Development Management System that allows employees to register for AISD professional development and training opportunities. Staff can browse the catalog for activities that will enhance their professional/job skills, or search the catalog for specific activities recommended by their manager or principal. New learning opportunities are frequently added to the Human Capital Platform. The Human Capital Platform is accessed through the AISD cloud.

If you have questions or need assistance with registering through the Human Capital Platform, please contact the Professional Development Center at 414-3976.

Professional Development Center

AISD's Professional Development Center (PDC) is located on the third floor of the Baker Campus, 3908 Avenue B Austin, TX 78751. The Professional Development Center's office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Professional Development Center phone number is 512-414-3976.

Rooms may be reserved by submitting a Meeting Room Request form to Connie Gibbens, connie.gibbens@austinisd.org

Professional Development Studio

The AISD Office of Educator Quality's PD Department has a studio which is used for creating and editing electronic professional development products. It is located at the Baker Center in room 103 and available for use by AISD employees. For questions or reservations for the Professional Development Studio, please contact Harry Sullivan at 512-414-0348, harry.sullivan@austinisd.org