• FLEX PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OVERVIEW

    (View the Flex Day Guidance Document to receive full details.)

    The Fort Worth ISD FLEX Professional Learning Program promotes a comprehensive approach to teacher engagement in professional learning. The program supports the District's instructional priorities, T-TESS goals, Campus Improvement Plans, student data, teacher interests, and needs. The FLEX Professional Learning Program is mutually beneficial to teachers, campuses, and the District. The approach –

    • Empowers teachers and campuses as developers of individualized professional learning plans.
    • Sharpens the focus of professional learning around district initiatives, resources, and instructional priorities.
    • Increases access to professional learning while reducing teacher time away from classroom instruction, substitute teacher costs, and time in resource-intensive district Waiver Days/Districtwide Professional Development Days.

    The FLEX Professional Learning Program provides teachers with opportunities to earn 30 hours of professional learning focused on district priorities. Teachers can engage in the FLEX Professional Learning Program during off-contract hours throughout the summer, fall, spring, or on the 5 District FLEX Days identified on the Fort Worth ISD calendar.

    Through the FLEX Professional Learning Program, teachers receive 5-days (30 hours) of paid professional learning. The 5-days of professional learning are part of the regular teacher contract.

    Who

    Returning 187-day contract teachers and new teachers

    What

    FLEX Professional Learning as identified in Eduphoria Strive. Compliance training (TELPAS training, STAAR Training, T-TESS, Safe Schools, Bus certification, etc.) DOES NOT qualify for FLEX credit.

    When

    June 2, 2022 – April 10, 2023 (New Teacher Academy is not FLEX-eligible.)

    Occurs during off-contract hours and days (i.e., District FLEX Days, summer, after school, and weekends)

    How

    By content teaching assignment

    By following the FLEX Structure

     

    FLEX CATEGORIES

    Teachers must participate in a total of 30 FLEX-eligible hours from two FLEX categories. FLEX Categories are intricately tied to one another through a holistic approach to relevant and quality professional learning. The FLEX Categories are:

    • 18 DISTRICT CONTENT FLEX HOURS

    • 12 TEACHER-SELECTED FLEX HOURS