Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! The following message was sent via district email to every employee on July 12, 2016. As issues arise and are addressed, any important updates will be added and communicated via this Instructional Blog.
Effective July 1st, 2016, Catalog/Canvas will be the mandatory training management system used by all KPBSD employees. Last Spring, all employees should have viewed the Catalog Training Video for KPBSD Employees or the Catalog Training Video for Certified Employees and worked through the practice activities. Both videos are accessible on the KPBSD Shared Drive < Districtwide Staff Shared < Catalog Training Videos.
At the start of your new work year, you’ll need to enroll in the applicable Mandatory Training Bundle and work through your trainings. Feel free to review either of the above videos as needed to help you through this process. Time will be provided at your site to work through these required trainings in time for completion by Sept. 1, just as the time has been provided for whole group training in the past. The attached PDF, Enrolling into a Mandatory Training Bundle provides the specific steps to get yourself enrolled.
The following training bundle options are available:
KPBSD Mandatory Training Bundles
|Aide and Tutor||District Secretary||Pool Staff|
|Certified Teacher (Kenai and Seward area schools including Moose Pass & Hope)||Finance Staff||Principal|
|Certified Teacher (Soldotna/Nikiski area schools including Ninilchik, Tustumena & Cooper Landing)||Food Service||Pupil Transportation|
|Certified Teacher (Homer area schools)||Guidance Counselor||Purchasing|
|Certified Teacher (Vocational)||Homeless Liaison||School Psychologist|
|Coordinators||Human Resources||School Secretary|
|Director (Instructional)||Nursing Staff||Theater Staff|
|Director (Instructional Support)||Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapist||Warehouse Staff|
If you encounter issues that your principal or PD Site Facilitator are not able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Thomason for assistance via email or at ext. 2366. While we anticipate a few bumps during this first year of implementation, we expect this process will become streamlined and easier with each successive year, saving the time administrators spent preparing each of these trainings, the time secretaries spent recording these trainings, and the time district office spent monitoring the completion of trainings for each group of employees. Thanks in advance for your patience and perseverance; we look forward to your feedback being provided through your administrator to help improve this system!
Christine Ermold, Ed.D., Director, Human Resources & Professional Development