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Professional Development - Teachers

Teacher Resources

Turn your Professional Development Hours into Graduate Credit at Austin Peay State University
Clarksville-Montgomery County Teachers can earn 1, 2, or 3 hours of graduate credit through your 2014-15 completed professional development hours. You can earn 1 hour of credit for each 15 hours of APPROVED* professional development hours. Completed coursework can be used as an elective in an established graduate program. For more information please click here

Free e-books through PLAN
Instruction Resources – FREE Access to Online E-books on Differentiated Instruction, Formative Assessment, and Group Development

Upcoming Events/Activities

2015-2016 Aspiring Administrators Academy - Call for Applicants

Professional Development has announced the Aspiring Administrators Academy to begin this summer. A meeting for interested individuals will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Central Office. This meeting is open to any certified staff member interested in applying for the Aspiring Administrator’s Academy who would like more information on the academy, its requirements, and the application process. Individuals must complete the application packet and reference forms. Please click here for application information, and click here for the Professional Reference Request Form.

HOT Workshops for the 2014-2015 Season
  • InsideOut of the LunchBox – Burden of Justice: 1863
  • How does the experience of change help us develop and grow?
  • In Shakespeare’s Words
  • Strategies for teaching STEM with the Arts
  • InsideOut – LookIn – Pirates of Penzance

Click here for the TPAC HOT Workshop Season listing or visit online at

Pre-registration is required. To register, contact:

Cassie LaFevor,
TPAC Education, HOT Manager
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
P.O. Box 190660
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-687-4288

(Please include Name, School Name, Subject Area/Grade Level, Email and Phone Number).

Continuing Education Opportunities

Austin Peay State University - Master's in Reading Specialist
Austin Peay State University offering Master’s in Reading Specialist Program - cohort starting this Summer

Concordia University
New scholarships and grants now available to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

The University of Southern Mississippi – Continuing Education for Teachers
The following online or CD-ROM based courses can be taken by education professionals for CEUs and by administrators for SEMI credit:
  • Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior
  • Reading & Writing in Content Area
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools
Visit for a complete Course listing

In-service Information

In-Service Guidelines

Custom Professional Learning Activity Approval Form

In-Service Requirements for Certified Staff, (200 Day Contracts) 2014-2015

In-Service Days/Hours Days Worked Hire Dates
3 days / 18 hours
151 - 180 days
August 4 - September 17
2.5 days / 15 hours
121 - 150 days
September 18 - November 5
2 days / 12 hours
91 - 120 days
November 6 - January 6
1.5 days / 9 hours
61 - 90 days
January 7 - February 19
1 day / 6 hours
31 - 60 days
February 20 - April 10
0.5 day / 3 hours
0 - 30 days
April 13 - May 22