Professional Development

The Davis Joint Unified School District encourages professional development programs that are offered through the district office and events offered through outside agencies.

March-September 2024 Offerings

Attending Professional Development Events

All DJUSD staff members are encouraged to attend professional development opportunities.

  • Anything offered on Performance Matters is an approved professional development option for staff. Details about the event (including compensation, if applicable) are included in the description of the event.
  • Any professional development opportunities not currently listed in Performance Matters must be requested using this form.
  • Please use our step-by-step registration instructions for help with Performance Matters.
  • The Instructional Services team is interested in learning about professional development opportunities and would encourage you to forward information about events to [email protected] for consideration.
Log into Performance Matters to Register Online

Log into Performance Matters to view and sign up for professional learning offerings!  Here are a couple of tips and tricks:

  • Log in to Performance Matters with your DJUSD Google/Email Account
  • Click on COURSES along the top
  • Under COURSE SEARCH click on “Show All” to view available courses 
  • Next to any course, the little “i” symbol will give you details about times, location, etc.

For more information or assistance, please contact Morgan Huizar at [email protected].
Professional Development Compensation

The Instructional Services Department coordinates many professional development events outside of contract hours. District sponsored events will be prioritized in consideration of our annual Professional Development Budget. DJUSD employees may be compensated for Davis Joint Unified-approved learning that occurs outside of contract time. Compensation for participation in events not sponsored by DJUSD must be submitted as proposals on the District Professional Development form, and will be considered on a case by case basis, prioritized using DJUSD Instructional Goals and budget capacity.
To be qualified for compensation, requests need to be approved 10 days prior to participation and will be evaluated against district goals and priorities (rubric for evaluation). Compensation may occur in the following two ways:

  • If employees wish to pay for their own registration, they may be eligible for hourly payment at their professional growth rate or professional growth credit (on the DJUSD salary scale).
  • If staff prefers, DJUSD may pay registration fees and fees incurred to participate (travel, lodging meals), in which case DJUSD will not pay hourly rates or give professional growth credits.
Upon Completion of any Professional Development Course...

Upon completion of any professional development course, staff should obtain a certificate, e-mail or letter of completion from the course or instructor in order to receive professional growth hours or payment compensation. Please submit documents of completion as soon as possible to [email protected]. Submission of these documents initiates compensation.

Registration for any professional development course, including those offered by the District through Performance Matters, does not verify attendance or completion.  
If you have questions or difficulty obtaining documentation, please contact Morgan Huizar at [email protected].