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Our first case study in Artesia, New Mexico was done in 2008. This case study updates their PD 360 use, plus the addition of Common Core 360 and Observation 360, components of the Educator …

Our first case study in Artesia, New Mexico was done in 2008. This case study updates their PD 360 use, plus the addition of Common Core 360 and Observation 360, components of the Educator Effectiveness System. Read about how their continued use has improved differentiated instruction and created effective questioning.

“When I am asked about PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360, I only say ‘Let me show you the data.’ The Educator Effectiveness System speaks for itself and the word is getting around.”
Rick Stewart
Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs,
Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico

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  • 1. PD 360 Case Study Small, Rural New Mexico District Empowers Teachers with Personalized Online Development “Over the past year, 100 percent of Artesia’s staff has engaged in PD 360, and we are much farther along in our professional development program than we ever would have been without it. PD 360 allows the district to set a unified focus for schools, while still providing each teacher with the differen- tiated support they need.” “When I am asked about PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360, I only say ‘Let me show you the data.’ The Educator Effectiveness System speaks for itself and the word is getting around.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs, Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico PROFILE In the heart of the Pecos Valley of southeastern New Mexico lies Artesia, a family-friendly town whose strong commitment to education came to life in 1902 when new settlers immediately set up a tent school rather than wait for a two-room cabin to be built the following year. Artesia Public Schools (APS) is a small, rural district of 3,800 students in ten schools and a comprehensive learning environment that inspires students to reach their highest potential. Recent district honors include: • National Blue Ribbon School Winner – Central Elementary • Ranked #1 among similar sized schools in growth of Hispanic students on the New Mexico Stan- dards-Based Assessment – Roselawn Elementary • Ranked #2 among 46 other similar sized schools on the annual Opportunity to Learn survey – Yeso Ele- mentary • Top 5 4A middle school/junior high school on the NM SBA – Artesia Zia Intermediate School • Top 7 4A high school on the New Mexico Stan- dards-Based Assessment on the NM SBA – Artesia High School • Ranked #3 among similar sized schools in student reading and math proficiency 2008 2014
  • 2. FOCUS Knowing that student success relates directly to educator quality, APS is highly motivated to increase teacher effica- cy. The district’s current focuses are as follows: • Common Core Standards • Effective Questioning • Differentiated Instruction SOLUTIONS Artesia Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Rick Stewart is a dedicated, enthusiastic admin- istrator. Seven years ago, he looked for a resource to sup- port No Child Left Behind requirements and found PD 360, a personalized program encouraging consistent growth and increased accountability. A case study written in 2008 highlighted the district’s experiences. This 2014 study is an update to observe APS’s increasing usage of PD 360 and the addition of the other compo- nents of School Improvement Network’s Educator Effec- tiveness System (EES) - Observation 360 and Common Core 360. Below are just a few examples of the many answers available for district focuses. Common Core Common Core 360 offers over 300 videos and an inclu- sive set of tools that walk teachers through every step of Common Core implementation with aligned lesson guides, application ideas, and lesson plans.. Effective Questioning PD 360 program Questioning to Stimulate Learning and Thinking with Beth Sattes and Jackie Walsh features the QUILT model - Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking - in addition to techniques for pur- poseful and effective questioning to enhance learning. Differentiating Instruction Differentiating Instruction for All Students with Carolyn Chapman and Gayle Gregory is a PD 360 program with a method of planning and teaching that meets the needs of all students. It is an excellent resource for understanding the key concepts and strategies of differentiated instruction. IMPLEMENTATION AND USAGE Below are some of the ways APS is currently employing PD 360 and Observation 360. Valuable Observations Classroom observations are significant to teacher evalua- tions and key to identifying areas of need. APS educators value the communication Observation 360 opens between principals and teachers while the self-evaluation template provides principals a basis for observation and teachers a feeling of ownership. “Following a successful training, our principals and teach- ers have loved that Observation 360 simplifies and hones the entire evaluation process.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) PLCs are an important part of teacher development and PD 360 is a perfect tool to strengthen them. APS teachers are using PD 360 more than ever in PLCs to understand the use of data, unify teachers with common language and practice, and realize best practices in their classrooms. Common Core Standards Common Core 360 is training APS educators in a straight- forward and practical approach to comprehending the standards. Teachers value the examples showing authentic realization of the practices within classrooms. BENEFITS Artesia Public Schools has enjoyed a variety of benefits from EES including the following: PD 360 Advantages APS teachers have become comfortable with PD 360 as a base for progress and rely on it for what they need when they need it. www.schoolimprovement.com | 801-572-1153
  • 3. Educator Autonomy Because teachers have unique needs, EES empowers each one by putting them in the driver’s seat to create personalized professional development plans. “Recognizing that every teacher has different require- ments, the Educator Effectiveness System has moved teacher autonomy to the forefront with self-reflection on requirements and growth choices that are added at a teacher’s own pace.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico Improved Student Success Similar to all schools, APS strives to increase student achievement and since teachers began incorporating PD 360 into their classrooms, competency has risen consistently. www.schoolimprovement.com | 801-572-1153 “We are so enthusiastic about the worthwhile contri- butions EES has brought to our district with resources that grow and keep up with teacher needs. Our teacher development has gone from a paper and pencil disaster to a vibrant process.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico Real Classroom Examples A wide variety of actual classrooms from across the country are in most EES programs so that teachers can see how to integrate new strategies into their instruction. “Teachers don’t want ‘tell me’. They want ‘show me.’ The classroom examples in Common Core 360 programs are doing just that.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico Great Usage APS teachers and administrators alike are enthusiastically using PD 360 for professional enrichment and enjoying its flexibility. The high usage numbers say it all. Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico October 2012 – December 2013 PD 360 Usage Registered Users Collective Programs Viewed Collective Segments Viewed Collective Minutes Viewed 320 1,302 3,599 29,161 A 2011 independent study of PD 360 usage in schools like those in Artesia Public Schools showed higher minutes per user resulted in more than twelve times the gains in math proficiency rates and twice the gains in reading proficiency rates than district averages. Math Change 2.50 2.00 High Min/User Schools District’s Average 1.50 1.00 0.05 0.00 Comparative Change for High Min/User Schools vs. Districts Reading Change 12.0 times greater gains in Math vs. District 71.5% greater gains in Reading vs. District
  • 4. www.schoolimprovement.com | 801-572-1153 About School Improvement Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at www.schoolimprovement.com CONCLUSION Mr. Stewart’s enthusiasm and insight led Artesia Public Schools to PD 360 seven years ago and more recently, to the Educator Effectiveness System. As a result, APS students are receiving advantages and will collect benefits for many years. PD 360 has undeniably become a trusted addition to the district’s teacher development agenda. “The benefits of the Educator Effectiveness System are both valuable and cost efficient. The programs allow us to make incremental changes at a pace that works for us and we have seen definite growth in student achievement which we attribute to our use of PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360.” Rick Stewart Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico