Instructional Support Services Division
Special Projects and School Support
 
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OPD) for EDUCATORS
Your are at URL: www.lausd.k12.ca.us/opd
We recommend that you print a hard copy for future reference.

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Registration will close the day before the first class (face-to-face orientation) meeting.

Please read all sections carefully!

OPD provides LAUSD educators professional development opportunities via the Internet. We have trained Online Professional Development Specialists (OPDS) who will facilitate your learning for each course.

All courses are introductory workshops for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists and professional development specialists. Participants may earn two salary points after successful completion of 32 hours of online instruction, two (2) face-to-face meetings*, 64 hours of required outside assignments, and completion & submittal of an online course survey. To receive credit, the course you select must be relevant to your current position.

*Workshop participants must attend the two face-to-face (F2F) meetings: one before (orientation meeting) and one after (culmination meeting) the online course.

 

Workshops

Please visit http://www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/pddss for instructions on using the online registration system PDDSS. Workshops and descriptions are found on PDDSS. Search the Course Catalog under the "program" (OPD) Online Professional Development.

All courses are introductory workshops for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists and professional development specialists.

Course Meetings [back to top]
Log into PDDSS for meeting dates and location.

Criteria for Participation [back to top]

System Requirements (Strongly recommended) [back to top]

Registration [back to top]

PDDSS is behind the firewall and will be inaccessible from your home without a LAUSD account. It is strongly recommended that you obtain a LAUSD account. An application is available for download on the "Tech Support" tab on the LAUSD homepage.

Registration is for active District employees ONLY! We are piloting a new registration process. Go to http://www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/pddss and follow steps to register for workshops. (We recommend that you allow yourself about 5-10 minutes to become familiar with the new registration process.) Due to the time commitment of online courses, registration is limited to one (1) course per quarter. No faxed, phoned or mailed registration requests will be accepted. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail within 24 hours, please contact Steve Boyle at (213) 241-2097 or by e-mail at pddss@lausd.k12.ca.us

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS PER COURSE! Classes with less than 15 people enrolled will be canceled.

Technical Support [back to top]

We strongly recommend that your hardware meets the System Requirements outlined above to avoid system freezes and lengthy page loading. Please refer to the matrix below to troubleshoot technical problems.

Concern
Possible Reason
If All Else Fails, Contact
Cannot connect to network (Internet) Various Your Internet Service Provider (ISP), i.e. AOL, Earthlink, LAUSDnet, etc...
Cannot connect to URL http://edc.blackboard.com Site may be down. Check again in 20-30 minutes Course Facilitator
Forgot Password . Course Facilitator or Blackboard (login page)
Navigation of site:
  • How do I post messages?
  • Where are the assignments?
  • How do I complete surveys?
. Course Facilitator or On-Line Blackboard Manual-Help Documentation

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