Professional Development Catalog

PD GraphicThrough the collaborative efforts of Modesto City Schools and our union partners (MTA and CSEA), the Curriculum and Instruction & Professional Development Division is thrilled to be able to offer our first-ever Professional Development Compensation Initiative. The Unified Talent Professional Development Catalog has been developed to support the needs of this initiative. Through it, our District employees can browse potential courses offerings and register for courses that will benefit their personal, professional development.

The PD Catalog can be accessed by MCS Employees from work or home devices via District login. There is an app available to review courses that have been registered for, but users cannot use the Phone App to actually register for sections.

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  • About the Professional Development Compensation Initiative

    Through the collaborative efforts of Modesto City Schools and our union partners (MTA and CSEA), the Curriculum and Instruction & Professional Development Division is thrilled to be able to offer our first-ever Professional Development Compensation Initiative.  Our mission is to provide high quality, district goals-aligned professional development. We are committed to providing offerings that also build the professional capacity for each and every staff member in MCS.  

    All staff may earn 0.5% of your annual salary by completing six (6) hours of professional development that occurs outside of your normal work hours (professional development that is mandatory for your position is not eligible).  All professional development that is eligible for this initiative can be located in the catalogue found through the MCS Staff Application page https://www.mcs4kids.com/staff/applications or directly through the MCS PD Catalog link.  This initiative is completely voluntary.  Classified, Certificated, and Management may participate.  Eligible courses will be offered throughout the entire school year from July 2019 through June 2020.  Currently we have prepared over 40 courses that all staff may take and an additional 50 courses that are specifically tailored to certificated staff.

    Modesto City Schools is committed to supporting you in the completion of this exciting opportunity.  If you have any questions regarding registering for classes or navigating the catalogue, you may email CI & PD here:  CIPD@mcs4kids.com

  • PD Catalog FAQs
  • Course Catalog Registration Directions

    There are many ways to search the catalog course offerings to find a course that interests you.

    Users can search by:

    • Browsing the calendar
    • Simple or Advanced Search
    • Subject or Grade level
    • Instructional Purpose
    • Special Section Time/Day Offerings

    User directions:

  • Using the Performance Matters (Unified Talent) Mobile App

    The Performance Matters App provides instant access to details about upcoming courses — anywhere, anytime — so participants can get the information they need at the moment they need it. The App also makes it easier than ever to track attendance at professional learning events. The Mobile App code is ZmBMzR

    App Installation, Registration and Log In

    Participant Use of the App

    Instructor Use of the App

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