Professional Development Opportunities

Piedmont’s Education Speaker Series Concludes its Third Season

The Piedmont Unified School District recognizes the importance of parent education programs in fostering a healthy learning environment for students and reducing student stress, both of which are key objectives of the District.  Now in it’s third year, Piedmont’s year-long Education Speaker Series features a mix of local and nationally-known speakers, addressing a range of…

Differentiated Instruction Conference in Las Vegas!

A total of 11 teachers from PHS, PMS, and tri-school, along with 4 administrators, attended the Differentiated Instruction Conference in Las Vegas in February.  Based on the work of differentiation expert, Carol Ann Tomlinson, presenter Cindy Strickland led 2 days of training that reinforced what many of us knew to be best practices in classroom differentiation but also…

Dan Meyer Speaks to Piedmont Teachers

by Karen Bloom, PMS Math Teacher On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 right after school, a large group of Piedmont teachers were learning from Dan Meyer, self described worker, learner, go-getter, writer, speaker. He was a high school math teacher and is now on a mission to change the traditional “go over homework, teacher lecture, examples…