The Department of Professional Learning
Continuous and innovative professional learning aligned to the district's mission and strategic plan fosters a growth mindset, an urgency for change, and results in meaningful change in practice, ensuring that students become college, career, and life ready.
The Professional Learning Department offers many services that speak to different stages of our employees’ careers so they can learn, grow and improve their craft. The PL 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.
Austin ISD defines the term professional learning as a comprehensive, sustained approach to improving all employees' effectiveness in supporting the realization of the district's Vision and Strategic Plan. Professional learning is aligned to the district's curriculum, instructional programs, and initiatives, with the ultimate purpose of improving student achievement.
Professional Learning Theory of Action:
If we empower educators and build their capacity to design, facilitate, and support highly engaged learning in a psychologically, physically and emotionally safe environment where students collaborate, communicate, create, connect, cultivate cultural proficiency, and think critically then our students will be inspired to be designers of the changing world.
Human Capital Platform (HCP) Professional Learning Management System
Human Capital Platform (HCP) houses the district's Professional Learning Management System that allows employees to register for AISD professional learning 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 which is accessed through the ASID portal.
- Click here to download the Human Capital Platform Professional Development User Guide
- Click here to download the Human Capital Platform Quick Guide to Registration
If you have questions or need assistance with registering through the Human Capital Platform, please contact the Center for Professional Learning at 414-3976.
Center for Professional Learning
AISD's Center for Professional Learning (CPL) is located on the third floor of the Baker Campus, 3908 Avenue B Austin, TX 78751. The Center's office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the main phone number is 512-414-3976.
Rooms may be reserved by submitting the appropriate form to Sarah James, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Learning Studio
The AISD Center for Professional Learning maintains a studio which is used for creating and editing electronic professional learning 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 Learning Studio, please contact David Reinhart at 512-414-0344, email@example.com.