Technology Action Plan And Staff DevelopmentDocument Transcript
Week 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development Planning
Teach core teachers at RHS the SIMS program to aid in the RTI process and analyze data for each of their
classes and students.
Learning Objective to Be Addressed:
• To inform teachers of how to utilize the SIMS (Student Intervention Management Systems)
program to help in the intervention of students grades, benchmark scores. (SIMS) is able to track
student academic grades, TAKS, benchmarks, AEIS, at risk, and LEP status.
• Improve/Increase teacher usage of SIMS program as discussed in week three’s assignment there
was a distinct need for intervention with our students this new program in our distinct this allows
for this need to be addressed.
Approving Principal: Presentation Date:
Charles Pickitt Friday, January 15, 2010
Grade Level: Facilitator: Location: Start Time: End-Time:
All core teachers Deborah A109 8:30 A.M. 9:15 A.M.
by subject area Wiechmann-Reese
Purpose Description Steps Estimated Time
Ice breaker To encourage the Ask teachers Sign in as they 1-2 minutes to
(opener) interaction of around your walk in the door. answer on their
teachers. computer what Log into computer own
To spark their they believe SIMS 2-3 to ask for
interest on SIMS stands for. volunteers to share
acronym meaning. their responses
5 minutes total
Review Norms To review the Review Review Norms 30 seconds
norms of a staff Richardson High from Power Point
development staff development slide and agree on
session so all can and meeting all and add any as
receive the norms. needed.
need and to create
a friendly working
where learning can
Activity To instruct SIMS (Student Teachers will be in 30 minutes
teachers of how to Intervention computer lab.
utilize the SIMS Management
(Student Systems (SIMS) They will log on to
Intervention is able to track their user account.
Management student academic They will be
Systems) program grades, TAKS, provided a step-
AEIS, at risk, LEP, instructional
and filter students Power Point
based on any presentation and
demographic make handout with
ups: grade level, steps.
Education, gender, Describe how to
ethnic, teacher and obtain a user name
so many more and password.
Allows teachers to Discuss the
log interventions, various functions
such as and buttons within
disciplinary the SIMS program.
referrals, Saturday Locate students,
School, referrals, interventions,
tutorial attendance, reports, SSI
modifications, Reports and PGP.
benchmark Explain the
recovery, and purpose and use of
class recovery. each of these
Ask the teachers to
utilize each of
these areas to
Review the next
area of SIMS
student data and
teacher’s to look
up a fictitious
student’s name for
and discuss data
that was found.
each tabs works.
Discussion To review material Walk around As the concepts Continuously
taught so far and computer lab are taught first throughout the
check for facilitating and check for prior staff development
understanding of answering knowledge, then
the concepts questions that and check for
before moving on might arise while understanding as
to other steps with working through these new or
the SIMS software the program. reviewed concepts
are taught before
moving on to other
steps with the
Reflection/ To check for To ensure all core Conclude the 5-7 minutes
Check for understanding of teachers are SIMS training.
Understanding/ the material that familiar with the Ask teachers to
was presented. SIMS program and open their
Closure how to use reflection journals
throughout the (provided by RHS
year while they are at the beginning of
planning the year) and write
successful lessons a reflection on
and inventions as what they learned
needed. in the staff
Have an open
comments on the
Evaluation This will provide Richardson ISD Pass out 2-3 minutes
feedback for me as has an universal evaluation forms
a presenter of what staff
areas I need to development
improve on, what evaluation form Review
areas the new that is used for instructions and
teachers still have all staff purpose evaluation
questions on and development form
what to add in our sessions.
Ask if there are
any questions on
the format of the
Follow up activity:
Core four Department Meeting in afternoon to analyze data that was found by learning how to utilize the
Purpose Description Steps Estimated Time
Activity in To analyze data During Gather as a group 45 – 90 minutes
subject areas of that was learned respective in designated room
what they learned earily in the department
meetings with Request teachers
in morning morning of how pull and print data
session to utilize the English, Math,
Social Studies, form the SIMS
SIMS software. program ad
teachers will directed bu
review and department head
discuss the data need)
that they were Team
able to pull from collaboration with
SIMS that data collected,
pertain to their which may include
students and intentions that are
their individual needed.
to assist students
for their success.