Professional Development

** Virtual Virginia ** Virtual Virginia (VVa), a program of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), is expanding to provide all Virginia public school divisions with a platform that gives students and teachers online access to instructional content at no cost to each division.
Self-paced professional learning courses: Access the Outreach with Virtual Virginia and Growing with Canvas workshop series at the VVa Professional Learning Portal. Notify your ITL upon completion to receive PD points in TeachPoint. Be sure to upload your certificate in TeachPoint.
Onboarding webinars:
All teachers and staff are encouraged to watch the webinar(s) to become familiar with the features of the Virtual Virginia Outreach Program and Canvas Learning Management System.
Topic: KGCS Onboarding (K-5)
Topic: KGCS Onboarding (6-12)

Here is a video session about Google-Canvas integration:

VVa Outreach Introduction to Canvas presentation  
Archives of the initial webinar training series can be found at: Virtual Virginia Initial Webinar Training series archives _________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Canvas is a web-based learning management system, or LMS.  It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. Here are some general information links to help get you started.

VVa Outreach Introduction to Canvas presentation

Getting Started Flowchart  (attached below)
Canvas Instructors Landing Page

Guides - PDF manuals
Canvas Community for K-12:


Google Classroom

Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication.  Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place.  Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.

Video Tutorials to get you started
Google Classroom Youtube Channel
Google for Education Certification
Google for Education Training Center


Pearson MyPerspectives English 7-12 ** NEW **
Initial teacher training will be provided remotely on July 29, 2020 from 11:30am-2:00pm. Please register with the link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the webinar.
Click here to register for webinar link
MySavvastraining - online- Teachers can access program training 24/7 pre-recorded modules with handouts

Savvas Math training K-2
Savvas K-2 Investigations 3 training video

Professional Development Requirements

Professional staff employees are required to earn 10 professional development points each school year. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain a record of professional development activities.

  • Teachers should keep the original copy of certificates, or other documentation in their professional portfolio.
  • Teachers should upload documentation of all professional development activities to their TeachPoint account. 
  • Documentation should include the title of the event, date of the event and hours spent at the event. Documentation can include items such as a certificate, a participants list, or an agenda with an attendance list.
  • One point will be awarded for each hour of training. (Points must be earned in 5+ hour increments if they are used for recertification.)  
  • The division will not award Professional Development Points (PDP) for college courses, the publication of an article, publishing a book and/or an educational project.   However, these activities can count for recertification points based on the VDOE Licensure Renewal Manual descriptions.   For more information on licensure renewal and recertification points, please contact the Human Resource Office after reviewing the Virginia Department of Education document.
  • Points may be earned between July 1 and June 30 of the current school year.
  • Principals may incorporate professional development comments into a teacher's annual evaluation.
  • Teachers should include professional development in their annual SMART goals written at the beginning of each school year.
  • The minimum requirement does not limit the authority of the principal to require additional training to meet individual school needs.

The division uses TeachPoint as a tracking program for professional development credits required for division professional development and recertification.   When uploading your own professional development, be sure to label the hours as well as the professional development points (PDP) - the boxes on both ends - and attach your documentation such as a certificate, agenda, etc. 

Professional Development Plan

The mission of King George County Schools Professional Development Plan is to provide a wide range of opportunities for professional growth.

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