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Best of BbWorld 09: Transforming Professional Development Through Professional Learning Communities

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Expanding professional development offerings and creating opportunities for teachers to share best practices can be challenging when faced with budget cuts. Learn how Jeffco Public Schools (CO) …

Expanding professional development offerings and creating opportunities for teachers to share best practices can be challenging when faced with budget cuts. Learn how Jeffco Public Schools (CO) addresses district professional development needs and supports millennial teachers without added financial strain through online Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Jeffco launched online PLCs with resource banks, collaboration spaces, and collegial conversation opportunities to offer continual support of teacher training and connect teachers beyond the time and space of school meetings. Jill Montoya, Online Professional Development Coordinator, Jeffco Public Schools, details how one of the 50 largest school districts in the nation developed online PLCs to support a guaranteed and viable curriculum, extend professional development opportunities, and improve communication, collaboration, and cohesiveness among staff.

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  • 1. Transforming Professional Development Through Professional Learning Communities
    Jill Montoya
    Online Professional Development Coordinator
    Jeffco Public Schools
  • 2. The Road We’ve Traveled
    Tapping into digital learning spaces
    to catapult professional development
  • 3. Our Journey…
    • Started Small
    • 4. Online High School (150 students)
    • 5. Dabbled in Professional Development
    • 6. Expanded To Teachers
    • 7. Curriculum Alignment Project
    • 8. PLC & Expanded PD Options
    • 9. Built a Foundation
    • 10. All tools in one place
  • Frustrations
  • 11. Finding Balance….
  • 12. Finding Balance….
  • 13.
  • 14. Lead the horse…
  • 15. Start Your Engines
    Identified Need
    • Connecting Teachers With Content
    • 16. Creating Collaborations Among Colleagues
    • 17. Expanding and Extending Training
  • Our Roadmap
    Content Housing / Resource Bank
    Collaboration Space
    Communication Venue
    Start Small & Internal
    Plant the Seed
    Share the Success
  • 18. Next Exit: Professional Development Pathway
    Time to think differently
    Time
    Funding
    Resources
    Extending PD
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  • 19. Our Solution….
  • 20. A spectrum of options
    21st Century Approach to Professional Development
  • 21.
  • 22. Leveraging Digital Learning Spaces & PLCs
    Communication
    Collaboration
    Meeting Extensions
    Book Study Groups
    Overcoming Geographic Challenges
    Extending our Professional Development
  • 23. A Day in the Life of A Jeffco Teacher
    Communicate
    District News
    Professional Development Opportunities
    Connect
    Teachers
    Content Experts & Curriculum Specialists
    District Leadership
    Collaborate
    Professional Learning Communities
    Grade Level Teaching Communities
  • 24. Connected Communities &Digital Professional Learning Communities
    School Based Connected Communities
    Grade Level Connected Communities
    District Level Connected Communities
    Research & Data Driven Professional Learning Communities
    Professional Development Based PLCs
  • 25. What does it look like?
    • Let’s take a peek!
  • A look at stats….
    • Year One (Fall 2007-2008)
    • 26. 3 Online PD Courses
    • 27. PLCs at pilot schools
    • 28. Year Two (Fall 2008-2009)
    • 29. 9 online PD courses
    • 30. PLCs at 80% of our 150 schools
    • 31. Over 350 PLCs across district
    • 32. Year Three (Fall 2009)
    • 33. 40 online PD courses
    • 34. offered to both Jeffco & Outsourced to other districts
    • 35. Continued Expansion of PLCs
  • Digital Learning Spaces Expansion
    20
  • 36. How Do You Begin or Expand?
  • 37. Getting Started
    Light the Fire
    Expansion Follows
    Become Self-Sustaining
  • 38. Will They Come?
    Partner with University
    Offer Inservice Credits
    Offer Recertification Credits
    Certificate Programs
    ETTE – Educational Technology Teachers of Excellence
    GATE – Gifted and Talented Teachers of Excellence
    Open to other districts
  • 39. Let’s Chat!
    24
  • 40. Need More Information?
    Contact Us!
    Jill Montoya Online Professional Development Coordinator
    jstanley@jeffco.k12.co.us
    25
  • 41. Explore Our Site
    Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, CO
    http://blackboard.jeffco.k12.co.us
    USERNAME: nsdc
    PASSWORD: redrocks
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