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MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan

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    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped Classrooms Rationale: As discussed in the Week 3 report, the Mansfield ISD Strategic Plan states that the district will implement digital textbooks and project-based instruction and learning environments by summer of 2016 (Mansfield ISD , 2012). The original plan involved a small pilot of 150-200 students at the new high school next fall. However, with Apple’s big announcement about their electronic textbook program last month, the Superintendent has proposed a larger-scale plan to implement iPads 1:1 at all four high school campuses next fall. Coupled with the iPad initiative will be the flipped classroom instructional model that facilitates project-based learning. Due to budget cuts, the high school bell schedule will change to a traditional 8-day period next year rather than A/B block, cutting class duration to just 40 minutes per day. The shortened class times creates the need to change how instruction is delivered. With flipped instruction, students will watch the "lecture" at home and class time will be reserved for homework, discussion, and collaborative work. This instructional model will allow for more individualized learning and promote project-based learning. Goal #1: To develop a comprehensive professional development plan for the iPad and flipped classroom implementations based on various data sources, including technology survey results, teacher self-assessments, and student assessment data. Goal #2: To provide high school teachers with the professional development and technology support necessary to effectively implement iPads in their classroom and integrate the flipped classroom instructional model.Professional Development Action Plan: Person(s) Resources/ Formative Activity/Strategy Timeline Responsible Estimated Costs EvaluationAdminister annual Dr. Doug Brubaker,Technology Survey with Assistantsupplementary 100% of teachers Superintendent ofquestions about 1:1 and Zoomerang complete survey Technology February 2012project-based learning (no cost) by February 29, Developmentto gather teacher 2012.feedback at the high Ashley Coffmanschool level. Ashley M. Coffman Page 1 of 6
    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped Classrooms Jan North, DirectorSecure Aaron Sams and $4000 of Instructional March/AprilJon Bergmann, pioneers (4 days of Training Technology 2012 (onceof flipped instruction, professional scheduled for school boardfor professional development @ August. Campus principals approves plan)development in August. $1000/day)Administer Technology Jan North, DirectorSelf-Assessment to all of Instructional 100% of highhigh schools teachers in Technology school teachersorder to evaluate Zoomerang April 2012 complete Self-current skill level and Campus principals (no cost) Assessment byidentify needs for April 13, 2012.professional EdTech Trainersdevelopment. Dr. Doug Brubaker, AssistantAnalysis of technology Superintendent ofsurvey data and self- Technology Technologyassessment to identify Conference Room Areas of Developmentchallenges to improvement and April 2012implementation and Projector and challenges are Jan North, Directormodify professional presentation identified. of Instructionaldevelopment plan based computer Technologyon assessment. EdTech TrainersAnalysis of TAKS and Curriculum Subs for teachers:EOC test data to identify Core subject coordinators $85/day x 32 =areas of greatest need areas identify at $2,720to focus on during 1:1 least six EdTech Trainers May 2012and PBL initiative. Only areas/topics in Professionalcore subject areas – need of greatest Campus admin and Developmentmath, science, English, improvement. lead teachers Centerand social studies.Administer survey to all Jan North, Directorhigh school students to of Instructional Zoomerangcollect baseline data. Technology 100% students (no cost)Purpose is to evaluate May 2012 complete surveystudent technology skills Campus principals by May 25, 2012. Computer laband level of engagementin the classroom. EdTech Trainers Ashley M. Coffman Page 2 of 6
    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped Classrooms Training will be held during the Participants willProvide teachers with 3- district summer complete ahour basic training on curriculum formal survey inthe iPad 2. conference using Eduphoria at the Jan North, Director district computerTopics will include: conclusion of the of Instructional labs and- care & maintenance training. Technology June 4-7, 2012 equipment.- navigation- finding and installing Informal EdTech Trainers It will be providedapps feedback will be by district- electronic textbooks collected through Educational observation and Technology discussion. Trainers at no cost. Participants will Training will held complete a at district formal survey inProvide optional iPad Technology Eduphoria at the Jan North, Directorworkshops throughout Training Lab and conclusion of the of Instructionalsummer focused on provided by training. Technology Summer 2012reinforcing previously districtlearned skills and Educational Informal EdTech Trainersbuilding new skills. Technology feedback will be Trainers at no collected through cost. observation and discussion. High school libraries with presentation computer and Participants will projector complete a survey inProvide mandatory 6- Equipment Eduphoria at the Aaron Sams andhour professional needed: conclusion of the Jonathan Bergmanndevelopment on flipped August 20-24, - Laptops training.classroom instructional 2012 - iPads EdTech Trainers –model to all high school - Microphones Informal facilitatorsteachers. - ActivInspire feedback will be software for collected through screencasts observation and - Video cameras discussion. Approx. $4,000 (included above) Ashley M. Coffman Page 3 of 6
    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped ClassroomsEstablish Professional Campus admin and High schoolLearning Communities lead teachers libraries with Informalat high school campuses presentation feedback will be Septemberfocused on flipped Curriculum computer and collected through 2012instruction and project- coordinators projector observation andbased learning. PLCs discussion.should meet monthly. EdTech Trainers Computer lab Computer labImplement Tech EquipmentTuesdays -- short needed:trainings offered on a Informal - Laptopsweekly basis at each Jan North, Director feedback will be - iPadscampus to answer of Instructional Fall 2012 collected through - Microphonestechnology-related Technology observation and - ActivInspirequestions and discuss discussion. software forissues regarding iPads EdTech Trainers screencastsand flipped instruction. - Video cameras Participants will complete a survey in Eduphoria at the Sub costs for Jan North, Director conclusion of theContinue to offer 3-hour teachers - $85/day of Instructional training.iPad trainings to build Technology Fall 2012teacher skill level and Budget: $15,000 Informalconfidence using the (using Extreme EdTech Trainers feedback will bedevices. Makeover funds) collected through observation and discussion.Administer follow-up Jan North, Directorsurvey to all high school of Instructional Zoomerang 100% studentsstudents to evaluate Technology November (no cost) complete surveyimpact of iPads and 2012 by November 16,flipped instruction on Campus principals Computer lab 2012.level of engagement inthe classroom. EdTech Trainers Ashley M. Coffman Page 4 of 6
    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped ClassroomsAdminister secondTechnology Self- Jan North, DirectorAssessment to all high of Instructional 100% of highschools teachers in Technology school teachersorder to re-evaluate skill December complete Self- Zoomeranglevel and identify needs Campus principals 2012 Assessment byfor continued December 7,professional EdTech Trainers 2012.development in thespring semester.Administer annual Dr. Doug Brubaker,Technology Survey with Assistantsupplementary Superintendent of Comparison ofquestions about 1:1 and Zoomerang Technology February 2013 survey data toproject-based learning (no cost) Development previous years.to evaluate impact ofinitiative on instruction Ashley Coffmanand student learning.Analysis of TAKS and Curriculum Subs for teachers:EOC test data to identify coordinators $85/day x 32 =impact of initiative on $2,720 Comparison ofstudent achievement. EdTech Trainers May 2013 test data toOnly core subject areas Professional previous year.– math, science, English, Campus admin and Developmentand social studies. lead teachers Center Bibliography Mansfield ISD . (2012, January 9). Mansfield Independent School District Strategic Plan. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Mansfield ISD: http://www.mansfieldisd.org/aboutMISD/pdf/MISDStrategicPlan.pdf Evaluation Plan: A district initiative of this extent and caliber requires ongoing review, evaluation, and modification in order to be successful. We will continually evaluate the progress of this initiative using the following methods: Ashley M. Coffman Page 5 of 6
    • MISD Technology Professional Development Action Plan: iPads and Flipped Classrooms • Annual Technology Survey – as part of this year’s annual Technology Survey, questions will be added to directly assess teachers’ level of knowledge and opinions regarding project-based learning and 1:1 devices in the classroom. Next year, the same questions will be asked in the survey and this data will be used to evaluate the impact of this initiative in the classroom. • Student Assessment Data – TAKS and End-of-Course data will be reviewed and analyzed by curriculum coordinators and lead teachers at each campus to identify areas of lowest performance to focus on during 1:1 and flipped classroom/project-based learning initiatives. This year’s data will also provide a baseline for comparison of subsequent years’ data. • Teacher Self-Assessments on Technology – the initial self-assessment completed by teachers in April will provide baseline data that will be used in the formulation of a comprehensive professional development plan designed specifically to meet their needs and goals. The follow- up self-assessment in December will re-evaluate their skill level and identify needs for continued professional development in the spring semester. • Informal discussions and observations – during professional development sessions, facilitators will gather feedback from participants through informal discussions and observations. In Tom Connellan’s book, “Inside the Magic Kingdom: Seven Keys to Disney’s Success”, the fifth lesson states that “customers are best heard through many ears” (1996). Disney stresses the importance of using both formal and informal methods to evaluate how they are doing. Every staff member should be a “listening post” and keep their ears open to what their customers are saying (Connellan, 1996). • Professional Development Surveys – participants will complete a survey in Eduphoria to evaluate each professional development session they attend. Feedback will be reviewed and used to modify trainings as needed. • Student Surveys – all high schools students will be administered a survey in May to collect baseline data on their technology skills and level of engagement in the classroom. A follow-up survey in November will re-assess their level of engagement and evaluate the impact of iPads and flipped classroom instructional model on their learning. • Administrator Walk-throughs – district and campus administrators will conduct campus walk- throughs on a monthly basis to assess how often and to what extent the tools are actually being utilized in the classroom.BibliographyConnellan, T. (1996). Inside the Magic Kingdom: Seven Keys to Disneys Success. Austin: Bard Press.Ashley M. Coffman Page 6 of 6