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The mission of the Dysart Unified School District professional development department is to support and enhance the individual development of all Dysart stakeholders to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready. The Dysart Unified School District is committed to providing a variety of personalized professional learning opportunities to ensure dedicated time for teachers and staff to grow as professionals.  Each week educators are given an afternoon for professional learning, during which they participate in professional learning communities, or PLCs, as well as school specific sessions.  In addition to these weekly opportunities, Dysart provides one full day each year dedicated solely to professional learning opportunities. In Dysart, we are proud of our amazing community of leaders and learners. 

Monday Early Release 
Dysart shows a commitment to continued professional development through the dedication of time for opportunities every Monday. These early release days, which are separated into four different categories, allow for increased professional learning options which can be personalized for each school and individuals needs. The four categories include a Full PLC Day, School Choice Day, School Professional Development Day and a District Curriculum Day with PLC Planning.  Please visit the Monday Early Release website for more details as well as the Structure document linked below with information. 




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iLearn is a professional development software developed to provide a comprehensive catalog for all employees from which they can choose personalized professional learning opportunities.  iLearn allows staff to enroll in classes in order to enhance a skill they already possess or to learn about a new strategy, process or procedure.  Staff register online for face-to-face, blended or virtual sessions and receive email notifications for the course selected.  After the class is completed, it is added to the employee's on-line transcript.  Below is the link to iLearn's home page.

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iLearn Catalogs
iLearn hosts catalogs which organize courses based on specific criteria. 

Please contact Lisa Hanneman at 623.876.7043 or [email protected].


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Dysart U is no longer accepting new participants. 

Dysart U focuses on “U” - you as a learner, you as a teacher and you as a leader. This opportunity provides rigorous coursework which allows participants to move towards and beyond the Master’s level on the salary schedule by demonstrating specific competencies using micro-credentials. Micro-credentials are competency based, meaning that learning is personalized for each learner, allowing them to move at their own pace while selecting topics of most interest to them.