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Innovation, Room 241
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12:45-1:45 p.m.

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  • 1. Transforming Professional Development in K12
  • 2. KDS Background
    • Founded in 2004
    • Clients include NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Clark County
    • Mission
      • Empower educators to transform teaching to support the needs of 21 st century learners
    • Approach
      • Scale industry best practices by developing rich and deep online courses delivered by nationally recognized leaders on a platform that ensures fidelity of content and efficacy of practice
  • 3. An Unprecedented Time….
    • The Worst of Times
      • A Time of Fiscal Misery
    • The Best of Times
      • ARRA – $100 Billion boost to education
    • A Time for Transformation
      • To invest in transformational models to
        • Scale what works in preparation for leaner times
        • Reduce waste and inefficiency
        • Increase teacher effectiveness
  • 4. Professional Development (PD) Landscape
    • 70% budget allocation for people
    • 6% budget allocation for PD
      • Over $12 billion/year, nationwide
      • A 100k student district will spend ~$60 million on Professional Development
    • Most districts acknowledge little to no correlation between PD spend and student achievement
  • 5. Today’s PD Challenges
    • Lack of Alignment
    • Professional development isn’t always aligned with district goals or gaps in teacher competencies
    • PD spend isn’t aligned to better classroom results
    • As a result, student achievement scores are suffering
    • Most teachers lack the skills needed to be successful in the classroom
    • Lack of Fidelity
    • Train the trainer models often lose fidelity of knowledge and skills when delivered to teachers
    • In service days are often scattered and not long enough to engrain concepts into learners
    • National expert led professional development is often too expensive to provide in person to all teachers
    • Strategic initiatives often take 3 - 5 years to scale to the entire district
    • In-service days aren’t traditionally long enough to build mastery level development
    • Coaches are often training instead of coaching to ensure efficacy of classroom implementation
    Lack of Scale
  • 6. The KDS Approach
    • Induct, manage and develop staff against competencies
    • Create scalable, industry best practice PD programs tailored to district, school and individual goals
    • Work with coaches to ensure efficacy of practice
    • Measure impact on teachers and ultimately student achievement
    • Provide incentives towards goals
      • Induction, salary advancement, pay for performance, graduate development, leadership development, succession planning
  • 7. District Improvement Model
    • Student Assessment Data Analysis
    • Administrator and Teacher Surveys
    • Competency-Based Self Assessment (e-portfolio)
    • District Plan Priorities – 4 to 5 Key PD Initiatives
    • Individualized PD Plan – Content/Context Improvements
    • Incentives: Induction, Leadership, Growth or Salary Plans
    Course Delivery, Syllabus, Reflective Journal, Note Taking, Discussion Forums, Assignments and Quizzes
    • Formative: Classroom Observations
    • Reflective: Teacher Self Assessment
    • Summative: Performance Evaluations
    • District Administrator, Principal, Mentor, Teacher Dashboards
    • PD Administrator Dashboard
    • Support
    • Facilitator Guides
    • Mentor Engagement
    • Mentor Tracking
  • 8. Timely and Rich Course Content
    • Anger Management/
    • School Violence Prevention
    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • The Adolescent Brain
    • Character Education
    • Classroom Management
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Educational Technology
    • English Language Learners
    • Data Driven Decision Making
    • Gifted Instruction
    • Instructional Foundations
    • Instructional Leadership
    • Secondary School Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Mentoring and Coaching
    • Understanding Poverty
    • Response to Intervention
    • Special Education
    Courses reflect the following subject areas:
  • 9. Delivered by Renowned Experts
    • Charlotte Danielson
    • Robyn Jackson
    • Elizabeth Jimenez
    • Carolyn Coil
    • Debbie Silver
    • Todd Whittaker
    • Donna Walker Tileston
    • Stephanie Throne
    • Grace Smith
    • Ian Jukes
    • Victoria Bernhardt
    • Jay McTighe
    • Carol Ann Tomlinson
    • Susan Winebrenner
    • Rick Wormeli
    • Bruce Campbell
    • Clifton Taulbert
    • Marilee Sprenger
    • Karla Reiss
    • Cara Shores
    • Meg Ormiston
    • Lee Jenkins
  • 10. KDS Course Design
    • 8 or 10 video segments, 12 – 15 hours of viewing time
    • Engaging video-based lectures by preeminent experts plus:
      • Classroom observations
      • Administrator and teacher panel discussions
      • Administrator, teacher and student interviews
      • Reflection moments
    • Accompanying PowerPoint slides synched to video content
    • Additional resources: post-assessments, study guides, reflection journals, links to extend learning
    • Engaging discussion forums
    • Searchable written transcripts
  • 11.
  • 12. Bonus for Teachers
    • Courses may be:
      • Pre-approved for recertification, depending on the state
      • Approved by the district for recertification
      • Available for graduate credit and masters programs
  • 13. KDS Learning Management Platform
    • Courses delivered on CODIE award-winning platform
      • Available on-demand, 24/7 – anytime, anywhere!
      • Self-paced
    • Administrative Console for accountability and reporting
      • Easy print and export reports
    • Customized district website to access courses
    • Dedicated customer service team for training, questions and technical support
  • 14. Classroom Observation Tool Walk-throughs can be done on-line or with a Palm, Pocket PC, iPhone, Tablet, iPod Touch or Mini-Laptop
  • 15. Performance Evaluation Tool and Interaction Logs
  • 16. Creating the Chain of Evidence Determine Targeted Professional Development Individualize Instruction Formatively Assess Progress Toward Goals Remediate Individually or address trends
  • 17. Why KDS?
    • Keep teachers in the classroom
    • Job embedded, Just enough, Just in time
    • Experts deliver targeted PD
    • Scalable, capacity building implementation
    • Virtual professional learning communities
    • Measurable results
  • 18. Alvin Crawford, CEO [email_address] (646) 395-6424