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Back-to-School Professional Development Sessions for Core Courses

The following dates and times have been scheduled for district-based professional development: Click here to download the schedule as a PDF.

JPPSS New Teacher Induction Set for Saturday, August 22

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is hosting a special event for its newest educators. The JPPSS New Teacher Induction will take place Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building on 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Click here for the mandatory RSVP. Click here to download the […]

ExxonMobil and American Geosciences Institute Announce STEM Leadership Academy for Educators

ExxonMobil Exploration and the American Geosciences Institute are pleased to announce the sixth annual Leadership Academy. The academy focuses on Earth science and STEM topics for elementary and middle school teachers. The elementary academy takes place June 15-19 and the middle school academy takes place July 20-24. Both academies will be in Houston, Texas. The Academy is looking […]

LA-SiGMA Project Still Accepting Applications for RET Program in Materials Sciences

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications’ (LA-SiGMA) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) project is a six week program where teachers work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects for an inside look into materials science research and computer-based modeling. Teachers will meet world-class researchers, visit labs that are closed to the public, work on meaningful research first hand…and they […]

Strengthening Our Core: Professional Development at JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is committed to promoting collaboration between teachers and leaders, elevating instruction, and increasing student success through on-going professional development (PD) opportunities.  JPPSS PD is developed through the identified interests and needs of teachers, student achievement data, and the Common Core State Standards. Last year, JPPSS launched a professional […]

EdCamp NOLA: Free “Unconference” for Teachers

JPPSS teachers are invited to join educators from the Greater New Orleans Area for a day of free Professional Development on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Taylor Academy in Avondale. EdCampNOLA provides an opportunity for educators of all types to come together to share with and learn from each other. The sessions range from basic […]

Providing Alternatives to Suspension

In its effort to provide quality professional development, the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) recently invited administrators to a presentation teaching alternatives to suspension. “Our administrators are often looking for new ways of keeping students in school,” said JPPSS Student Support Officer Germaine Gilson. “This presentation offers strategies to help students to not exhibit […]

TEACCH Workshop for Teachers of Autistic Students

A special workshop for teachers of autism will be held at the Administrative Annex on Jan 13-15, 2014.  JPPSS Division of Student Support is sponsoring a TEACCH workshop, conducted by Dr. Joyce Lum, Clinical Director, and Ms. Catherine Kochman, Training Specialist, both from North Carolina. TEACCH was developed in the 1970’s by the University of […]

Violence Prevention Classes Cancelled due to Weather

Violence Prevention Classes scheduled to be held tomorrow, Saturday October 5, at West Jefferson HS and Riverdale HS have been cancelled due to the impending inclement conditions.

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Announcing the launch of the 2014-2015 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers! Eligible applicants: Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher Guidance counselor Curriculum specialist Curriculum head Talented and Gifted coordinator Special Education coordinator Media specialist/librarian You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development opportunity for 3-4 […]