What is a P-Gap course?

Professional Growth Activity Program (P-GAP) is a subcommittee of the Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC). The purpose of this program is to provide quality professional development to all District #301 certified staff. Courses are offered based on the needs of District staff members. Participants are given the option of receiving PGAP credit or a stipend for every successfully completed PGAP hour.

How many credits can I earn? What is the cost?

Professional Growth Activity Program classes (PGAP) must have a minimum of 15 hours of instruction. Participants are expected to be present at all sessions and to complete all assignments. Absence from more than 20% of instructional time will result in loss of credit for that course. Teachers participating in the program will be granted one hour of equivalent credit for each 15 hours of instruction successfully completed. A maximum of 8 equivalent credit hours may be earned in this manner during the course of one school year. A school year is considered from September 1st to August 31st.  Teachers participating in the approved PGAP will be granted credit for salary schedule movement at the rate of one (1) hour of equivalent graduate credit for each fifteen (15) hours of instruction successfully completed. Teachers who elect not to take the PGAP credit will be given a stipend of $150.00 for every PGAP hour earned up to a maximum of $1200.00 per year.  Teachers who wish to participate shall pay a $50 registration fee per PGAP class (made payable to CCUSD 301) which shall be refunded to the teacher only if he/she successfully completes the course in the original allotted time period (i.e., teachers who withdraw or do not complete the course shall forfeit the $50 registration fee).  In order to complete your registration the $50 registration fee must be submitted prior to the deadline date for each of the PGAP classes you sign up for.  A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is charged to each participant which will be due at the beginning of each PGAP course taken. In addition, each participant shall be responsible for the cost of any possible course books, materials, and/or other supplies.

How do I sign up?

Complete the registration form(s) below. If you have questions, please contact Bernadine Matthews  (bernadine.matthews@central301.net) or call (847) 464-5867.

Course Schedule

Road to Blended: January 9, 17, 23, 2018
Registration Deadline: December 22, 2017

Registration form for Road to Blended:

Google: Beyond the Basics: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2018

Registration form for Beyond the Basics:

Digital Dive: March 7, 14, 20; April 4, 18, 25, 2018
Registration Deadline: February 21, 2018

Registration form for Digital Dive:

Course Information

Road to Blended 
Instructor: Vince Neil
Intended Participants: All
Session Schedule: Jan. 9, 17, 23, 2018 (Blended approach, only 3 face-to-face classes)
Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: CHS
1 PGAP Credit
Materials Needed: Laptop
Description: Flipped instruction is one element to the blended learning model. This introductory course is designed to help teachers develop content ready for flipped instruction. Content in this course will include defining flipped instruction, best practices, and digital tools.

Google: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Leah Herold & Gail Stover
Intended Participants: All
Session Schedule: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018
Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: PKMS
1 PGAP Credit
Materials/Equipment Needed: Laptop
Description: A Google slides is a great presentation tool, but it can be utilized for other great ideas! Find out how to use Google Slides to create interactive notebooks, journals, ebooks and more. Did you love Publisher? If so, you will love Google Drawing! You will learn how to make Slides and Drawing even more interactive with the inclusion of HyperDocs. You will create many resources for your classroom in this “make and take” style class. Bring your laptop and your creativity!

Digital Dive
Instructor: Instructional Tech Team
Intended Participants: All
Session Schedule: March 7, 14, 20, April 4, 18, 25, 2018
Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: CMS
1 PGAP Credit
Materials/Equipment Needed: laptop
Description: There are many websites and digital tools out there for teacher and/or student use. In this course we will highlight a variety of them and how they can support student learning. You will have a chance to learn about these new tools, work with them and even try them out in your classroom. You will finish this course with a toolbox full of ideas to use in your classroom immediately with your students. Get ready to create engaging activities for your classroom after you take the Digital Dive!

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