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  • 21 Century Staff Dev

    1. 1. Welcome <ul><li>You are here </li></ul>21st Century Staff Development Recipes for Adult Learners Your chefs: Charlene Chausis, Adlai E. Stevenson High School Patricia Duggan, Maine Twp. High School South Website: http://homepage.mac.com/charlenechausis/staffdev.html
    2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>You are here </li></ul>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/11951382_0a6f1c90d6.jpg?v=0
    3. 3. What’s cookin’? <ul><li>Activities for this session: </li></ul><ul><li>Ice breaker </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of professional growth </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tried and true” methods for effective staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Small group discussion </li></ul>
    4. 4. Also on “today’s special” <ul><li>Defining: adult learners </li></ul>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/70/185925362_7e9a9c284d.jpg
    5. 5. Also on “today’s special” <ul><li>Defining: adult learners </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of staff development delivery methods (different types and models) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling a workshop session </li></ul>
    6. 6. Ground Rules <ul><li>Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and experiences </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>21st Century Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Servings: Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: Hardware, Software, Peopleware </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: Some assembly required. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include all ingredients and mix according to plan. </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Servings: Unlimited </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: Hardware, Software, Peopleware </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: Some assembly required. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include all ingredients and mix according to plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://homepage.mac.com/charlenechausis/staffdev.html </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Gathering the ingredients… </li></ul><ul><li>How did you begin your planning for technology staff development? </li></ul><ul><li>What were your goals? How were they developed? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the role of staff development in a professional learning community? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you have a time line for development and implementation? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you find the trainers….from where do they come? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the skill sets or learning opportunities you wanted staff to understand, operationalize and master? How did you know that? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you handle the time challenge? </li></ul><ul><li>How are professional organizations supportive of professional growth? </li></ul><ul><li>How does research factor into staff development? </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Professional Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>National Staff Development Council </li></ul><ul><li>“ Staff development that improves the learning of all students organizes adults into learning communities whose goals are aligned with those of the school and district.” </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Building a Professional Learning Community- the framework for school improvement and professional growth </li></ul><ul><li>Established Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed-upon outcomes Shared Vision and Values </li></ul><ul><li>Data-driven decision-making/common assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated time and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Job embedded Adult learners are understood and valued </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder support </li></ul>
    11. 11. Defining adult learners… <ul><li>Who are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Will we know them when we see them? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Teachers as adult learners <ul><ul><li>Teachers have a vested interest in what they learning… how it will connect in their classroom and beyond…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide support, anticipate questions and issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize different learning styles… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand opportunity costs — what is being given up to participate? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Activity: Follow the trail (mix) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/1543536007_5152084657.jpg
    14. 14. <ul><li>Blazing a Trail to Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Trail Mix: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Pretzels - Early Adopters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Raisins - Adult Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Nuts – High Flyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> M & Ms – Best Practices </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Adult Learners (raisins) </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody is born knowing this stuff — although some staff arrive with a chip! </li></ul><ul><li>How to help someone use a computer: </li></ul><ul><li>A computer is a means to an end. The person you're helping probably cares mostly about the end. This is reasonable. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to learn is through apprenticeship -- that is, by doing some real task together with someone who has a different set of skills or uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge lives in communities, not individuals. A computer user who's part of a community of computer users will have an easier time than one who isn't. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a long-term view. Who do users in this community get help from? If you focus on building that person's skills, the skills will diffuse to everyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>from “The Network Observer.” Copyright 1996 by Phil Agre </li></ul><ul><li>http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/ </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>If you feed them, they will come… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Responsible eating” is allowed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch and Learn/Brown Bag workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make it memorable and fun! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>— themes (Janet Corder & Joan Gore) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find a personal connection! </li></ul><ul><li>Provide take-aways (resources) / make it and take it </li></ul>
    17. 17. Workshop session <ul><li>Agreed upon topic as indicated by staff (yes that’s a survey!) </li></ul><ul><li>Session’s expectations/outcomes identified and ever present </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive approach (what does that look like in a lab setting?) </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone’s a learner… </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Technology tools: tested, prepared, and ready </li></ul><ul><li>Address all expectations and outcomes for the program </li></ul><ul><li>Provide lots of communication before, during and after… </li></ul><ul><li>Provide clear directions (print, tutorial, visual) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Peopleware (Support staff available) </li></ul>Workshop considerations
    19. 19. Avenues for learning <ul><li>Online courses /portable learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher leaders in a department, grade level, content area </li></ul>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/54747265_261ca02d7d.jpg?v=0 http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/58703002_e2c247bd97.jpg
    20. 20. Avenues for learning <ul><li>Buddy system </li></ul><ul><li>Team-based learning… anytime, anywhere… (job embedded) </li></ul>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/24054675_c08f2d964d_o.jpg
    21. 21. Contributions and Communication <ul><li>Provide an avenue for administration to participate in the learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have administrators participate in staff workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify uses for their leadership role, job-related responsibilities </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. 21st Century Tools/ Resources for Personal/ Professional Development <ul><li>Build a professional learning network… support all over the place… all over the space!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Additional tools and connections…. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to a greater community of like-minded educators: Social Bookmarking! del.icio.us / Furl.net </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging (every educator’s responsibility) </li></ul>
    24. 24. Challenges/Opportunities :
    25. 25. Challenges/Opportunities : <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what’s critical to teacher learning </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the balance between training and work time </li></ul><ul><li>Linking adult learning to student learning </li></ul>
    26. 26. Putting it all together What recipe/ingredient can you “whip up” to enhance your professional learning community?
    27. 27. This and that………..

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