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How do learning environments change as information gets larger, grows faster, and becomes more complex?
Web 2.0 is version 1.0 for today’s learners
It’s About Bringing Information to You! Teacher Flake
Classroom Technology Technology designed to engage students Teacher Devices Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Projector Device Cart Classroom Printer Classroom Device Wireless Network Student Devices
A conceptual framework for understanding professional learning for schools 31
What is professional Learning? Professional Development Professional Learning Past Present To eliminate this confusion with our customers, we want to define the outcomes of the professional learning opportunities in the beginning when we scope out a plan for their Connected Classroom initiative.
Often, school districts and vendors describe other types of professional learning opportunities as Professional Development but it is not delivered as the way NSDC describes what PD should look like.
Experience Dell’s Professional Learning options 33
EXPERIENCE This is an opportunity to explore new learning without making any commitment to implementation or change in practice and/or with no expectation of impacting student learning. Experience 34
Experience Structures Educators gain experiences in many ways. Some of the most common are listed below:
Guest speakers at meetings
Team building activities
TRAINING This type is typically required to carry out management or process tasks. There is a level of expectation that the new learning will change practice in someway, but with no direct link to or measurement of student learning. Experience 36
TrainingStructures Training can be delivered through many different venues and in a variety of delivery modes.
Independent Study Modules
PROF DEVELOPMENT/ GROWTH There is an expectation that the new learning will be implemented (with appropriate support) in the classroom to change teacher practice. There is also an expectation that this change in practice impact student learning. Experience 38
What is Professional Development? NSDC definition and study states: The term “professional development” means a comprehensive, substantiated, and intensive approach to improving teachers’ and principals’ effectiveness in raising student achievement Effective professional development is intensive, ongoing, and connected to practice; focuses on the teaching and learning of specific academic content; is connected to other school initiatives; and builds strong working relationships among teachers. Hammond, L. (Ed.). (2009). Professional Learning in the Learning Profession. (1st ed., Dallas: NSDC.
Professional Development /Growth Structures There are a variety of structures that can be used to facilitate the professional development/growth cycle. They include:
Professional Learning Community
School-wide teaching/learning initiatives
Topic specific study groups
Book study using a study group format
Topic specific taskforce
Assess Professional Growth Cycle Learn Reflect Implement
Professional Development for School Leaders Leadership Coaching Dell provides leadership coaching and the building level to support connected classroom and one-to-many implementations. Key highlights of this offering:
Consultant works in the school building with leadership teams to visit classrooms
School and district develops common language around language
The learning is differentiated for the school leaders
Schools defines the leadership team they want to develop
Conversation are about teaching and learning and how technology can support that environment