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Professional Development Plan

  1. 1. Professional Development Green Primary School Jeremy Brueck April 25, 2007
  2. 2. Background & Observations <ul><li>2nd Grade Classroom Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years teaching experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observation 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Arts lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students share their writing with classmates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class reads play </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observation 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader’s Theater covering Water Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up questions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Pre/Post Questions <ul><li>Pre-Conference Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What specific prior knowledge and skills do students need in order to be successful in reaching the learning goals of the lesson? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What instructional materials have you selected for this lesson and how do these instructional materials help you achieve the learning goals you set for your students? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post-Conference Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you depart from anything you had planned to do during this lesson? If so, when and why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on what happened today what do you plan to do next with this class? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2006-2007 District Aims DISTRICT AIMS Greenwood Kleckner Middle School High School Intermediate <ul><li>We are always looking for ways to improve. </li></ul>Increasing Student Achievement Efficient & Effective Operations Safe Environment
  5. 5. Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools www.k12.wa.us/research/pubdocs/pdf/9charactfor%20SIP.pdf <ul><li>Clear and shared focus </li></ul><ul><li>High standards and expectations for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Effective school leadership </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of collaboration and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum, instruction, and assessment aligned with standards </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent monitoring of learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Focused professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of family and community involvement </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are we doing? <ul><li>Academic Content Standards used to evaluate PD providers and events and to create in-house sessions </li></ul><ul><li>DASL & student data training materials </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum alignment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention strategies </li></ul>
  7. 7. How did we get here? Changing relationships and teaching strategies Collaboration Ownership Extending teaching and learning opportunities New interactions / Relationships Coordinated focused curriculum Smaller classes Site-based councils Ninety-minute teaching blocks Schools within schools Teaching teams Common planning First Order Change Second Order Change
  8. 8. Individual PD Plan <ul><li>Self Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversational, open-ended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre AND Post evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd Grade Science PD Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Curriculum Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference or Training Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team with Mentor Teacher/PLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist with planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe model lessons </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Self Evaluation: Standards <ul><li>Are you aware of GLIs? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using GLIs for planning instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Are instructional materials and assessments aligned with GLIs? </li></ul><ul><li>Are additional materials needed based on assessments and understanding of standards-based instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you begun discussions about standards with other teachers across and within grade levels? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2nd Grade Science PD Plan Ohio Environments and Habitats Session 1 (20 minutes): differentiate between environments and habitats Session 2 (30-45 minutes): introduce map and linked resources. Session 3 (60 minutes): discuss materials and instructional strategies. Session 4 (30-45 minutes): review assessments and link to instructional resources Plants and Animals Around the Year Session 1 (30-45 minutes): introduce map and linked resources. Session 2 (60 minutes): discuss materials and instructional strategies Session 3 (30-45 minutes): review assessments and link to instructional resources Session 1 (30-45 minutes): introduce the map and linked resources. Session 2 (60 minutes): discuss materials and instructional strategies Session 3 (30-45 minutes): review assessments and link to instructional resources. Session 1 (30-45 minutes): introduce the map and linked resources. Session 2 (60 minutes): discuss materials and instructional strategies Session 3 (30-45 minutes): review assessments and link to instructional resources. Specific Professional Development Plan 16; life science, scientific inquiry, ways of knowing and technology 9; earth science, science and technology and scientific inquiry 7; earth science, science and technology and scientific inquiry # of Indicators Covered 9 weeks (45 instructional days) 3 to 4 weeks; 15 to 20 instructional days 5 to 6 weeks; 25 to 30 instructional days Suggested Instructional Time Life Science (characteristics and structure of life; diversity; interdependence of Life) Physical Science (light, sound and technology) Earth Science (sun, moon, stars and weather)
  11. 11. Science Curriculum Map Aligned Resources Common Assessments
  12. 12. Questions?

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