In an effort to elevate the role of professional learning in a manner that differentiates learning, Austin ISD is implementing Professional Learning Exchange Days for the 2018-19 school year. Professional Learning Exchange Days will allow exempt, campus-based professional staff members to exchange two (2) regular duty days for two (2) non duty days of professional learning. Classified staff members (non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including SROs) are not eligible for exchange days and will report to work as regularly scheduled.

Professional Learning Exchange Days are mutually beneficial to the district and
staff as the approach:

  • Offers individual and campus empowerment and flexibility around professional learning;
  • Ensures staff engage in professional learning around district initiatives and priorities;
  • Provides a variety of forms and structures for professional learning; and
  • Increases access to professional learning while reducing substitute costs and teacher time away from instruction.

Additional Resources

To support a smooth implementation of Professional Learning Exchange Days, please take a moment to review the following tools and resources: