Professional Learning Department

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.

Definition

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 Professional Learning Management System

Human Capital Platform—also known as the 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.

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 is located at the New HQ, located at 4000 South IH-35. The Center's office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and the main phone number is 512-414-3976. Rooms may be reserved by submitting the Room Request form to Celeste Dickerson, celeste.dickerson@austinisd.org

Professional Learning Studio

The AISD Center for Professional Learning maintains a studio which is used for creating and editing electronic professional learning products. For questions or reservations for the Professional Learning Studio, please contact Mark Gurgel at 512-414-0344, mark.gurgel@austinisd.org.