Revisited

Dr. Charles Young, Palo Alto Unified School District
Dr. Lisa Gonzales, Portola Valley School District
Jason Bo...
Outcomes

•  Learn strategies on how to sustain quality professional
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learning
Explore options to personalize learni...
DAY OF GLASS 2 - edited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=NMkHtwnYVOg
Working from a Vision for
High Quality Professional Development PAUSD
Professional Learning is a Comprehensive, sustained
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Professional Learning in PAUSD will…

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be focused on student learning goals and evidence (data)
strength...
Effective Schools Maximize Time...and People!
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Ensure systematic collaboration by identifying teachers w...
Developing the PD Calendar
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Does is reflect staff interests and needs?
Does is supp...
Summer Focused Institutes
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Power-up Technology Institute
Next Tech Institute
Equity Institute
New Teache...
Creative Phrasing for Collaboration
Move from….
It takes time I don’t have

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We’re doing too much alread...
PVSD Tech Institute - Day One
Google Suite - Intermediate Level

Google Suite - Advanced Level

•  AM - Deep dive with Goo...
PVSD Tech Institute - Day Two/Three
DAY TWO

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Voicethread & The Flipped
Classroom and work with Google
Sites (includes ...
Staff Meetings and Then Some...
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The flipped staff meeting
Dedicated time to PD in every
meeting for those wit...
Flipped PD

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Brokers of Expertise on CCSS (or The
Teaching Channel videos) - watch video,
complete activities, li...
Google Hangouts
Virtual Meetings, Webinars, and More!

•  Classroom 2.0
•  EdWeb Webinars
•  Simple K12
•  ACSA/TICAL Leading
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Digitall...
On Demand Learning via Social Bookmarking
and Diigo
•  Traditional website bookmarks are stored on ONE
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Social...
Diigo Allows You to SHARE
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Bookmarks
Highlights
Annotates
Screenshots

Example:
Go to: http://diigo.com/0gl...
Exploring the Twitterverse
Searching Hashtags
Common Hashtags
(http://bit.ly/
comhash)
Twitter Chats
Following Educators
Finding Common Ground - Blogging

•  Relationship building
•  Focused conversations
•  Formal/informal - eliminates the ru...
Entry by Middle School Principal
My most recent visit before winter break and your last two posts fit
together so well, es...
8th grade teacher’s blog
Results of the FIRST Exit Ticket on Central
Idea, Author's Purpose, and Vocabulary
"Is Humanity a...
Her Reflections & Conversations
“Adding new visuals on how to view the data I am
collecting. We continue to focus on centr...
Blogging: What Teachers Said…

•  Blogging was a “positive experience”
•  Use of the technology was “easy” after the initi...
Mentoring

•  Formal programs where new employees and those
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wanting to grow in an organization can receive PD leadi...
What Can You Add…?
Outcomes

•  Learn strategies on how to sustain quality professional
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learning
Explore options to personalize learni...
Leadership from a Dancing Guy –
bit.ly/dancingguy2014
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  1. 1. Revisited Dr. Charles Young, Palo Alto Unified School District Dr. Lisa Gonzales, Portola Valley School District Jason Borgen, Santa Cruz County Office of Education bit.ly/techlearningjan2014
  2. 2. Outcomes •  Learn strategies on how to sustain quality professional •  •  learning Explore options to personalize learning for staff Share with colleagues what you are doing and what we can further learn from each other
  3. 3. DAY OF GLASS 2 - edited https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=NMkHtwnYVOg
  4. 4. Working from a Vision for High Quality Professional Development PAUSD Professional Learning is a Comprehensive, sustained and intensive approach to improving teachers’, principals’ and support staffs’ effectiveness in raising student achievement. In order to provide all students the highest quality learning environment in every Palo Alto School, all certificated and classified staff must be continuously engaged in Professional Learning.
  5. 5. Professional Learning in PAUSD will… •  •  •  •  •  •  be focused on student learning goals and evidence (data) strengthen content knowledge and instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students be collaborative and foster a sense of collective responsibility focused on improved student performance, PK-12 be ongoing, embedded in our daily work, with an emphasis on inquiry and reflection to improve practice be regularly evaluated to ensure experiences are high-quality, research-based, and effective in meeting intended goals be in alignment with site and district goals.
  6. 6. Effective Schools Maximize Time...and People! •  •  •  •  •  •  Ensure systematic collaboration by identifying teachers with similar goals and interests Encourage experimentation to determine best practices Expand the learning of teams to full faculty through multiple and open methods of communication and dialogue Create a shared vision, educational strategy, goals and benchmarks among the teams Identify and make available team members, the people, research and materials necessary to inform group learning and decision making Use data to open communication and problem solving, while avoiding blame “Effective Schools.” Childs-Bowen, Deborah. (2007). NSDC. Oxford, OH.
  7. 7. Developing the PD Calendar •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Does is reflect staff interests and needs? Does is support the strategic plan? Does is work from clearly identified themes? Does it convey long term planning? Does it highlight milestones? Does it make sense when mapped backward from the targeted end? Does it note what quarterly formative assessments will be collected? Does it convey flexibility? Does it show how staff learns in different ways and learns during the work day? Does it build staff ownership? Does it show when specific evaluation tasks must be completed? Does it emphasize commitment to significant follow up? Is it part of the ongoing program planning and evaluation? “10 Questions to Help Reshape the PD Calendar.” Champion, Bobby. (2004). NSDC. Oxford, OH.
  8. 8. Summer Focused Institutes •  •  •  •  •  •  Power-up Technology Institute Next Tech Institute Equity Institute New Teacher Orientation Institute Writer’s Workshop-Columbia Teacher’s College Institute Hybrid Learning Institute Keeping the Learning Going: one day institute •  •  •  •  •  ongoing follow-up sessions and workshops during the course of the year use of TOSA’s after school workshops site collaboration Partnering with local universities: Constructive Classroom Conversation watch videos, read articles, peer feedback on articles, work in teams, no grade from instructorcertificate of accomplishment
  9. 9. Creative Phrasing for Collaboration Move from…. It takes time I don’t have •  •  •  •  •  •  We’re doing too much already I don’t want to waste all my time in that session I don’t have time to think about next year I can’t handle one more thing to do I’m already changing my instruction and assessments. Now I have to do this? To this… We use a lot of time for our own learning, but its important. •  •  •  •  •  Let’s try this out. I think it might help me a lot in the classroom. If we fit this workshop in, it will help us for next year. It didn’t work the last time we tried it, but times have changed and we can learn from mistakes. This is important to our efforts. Let’s put our time into it.
  10. 10. PVSD Tech Institute - Day One Google Suite - Intermediate Level Google Suite - Advanced Level •  AM - Deep dive with Google, especially docs, sites, forms, and presentations •  AM - Also organizing yourself and your own work / email in Google •  PM - Updated to Sites and Forms •  AM - Teacher Dashboard and work with students •  AM - Opportunity to review Docs and Blogger •  PM - Project Development create a new or revised for CCS project to include Google Docs
  11. 11. PVSD Tech Institute - Day Two/Three DAY TWO •  Voicethread & The Flipped Classroom and work with Google Sites (includes practice and project development) OR •  Rediscover New and Improved Online Resources - Discovery Streaming / Ed1Stop (includes project development) DAY THREE •  Ormondale Staff - Content Creation on iPad & Web (Includes practice and project development) OR •  Corte Madera Staff - The Cloud & Your Devices (includes practice and project development)
  12. 12. Staff Meetings and Then Some... •  •  •  •  The flipped staff meeting Dedicated time to PD in every meeting for those with traditional set-ups Districtwide - Google Hangout with leadership from DO and support from principals at sites Use of Edmodo to focus work, meet in between, frontload, follow-up
  13. 13. Flipped PD •  •  •  Brokers of Expertise on CCSS (or The Teaching Channel videos) - watch video, complete activities, live 90 minute group facilitated meeting, counts toward PD hours Positive mindset - must trust people, let go of compliance, build trust, be flexible, entertain proposal Use of Schoology as a Leadership Team - assigned chapters between meetings, communication feature on Schoology to share
  14. 14. Google Hangouts
  15. 15. Virtual Meetings, Webinars, and More! •  Classroom 2.0 •  EdWeb Webinars •  Simple K12 •  ACSA/TICAL Leading •  Digitally Online Conferences via Learning Revolution
  16. 16. On Demand Learning via Social Bookmarking and Diigo •  Traditional website bookmarks are stored on ONE •  computer Social bookmarking allows you to bookmark and share immediately
  17. 17. Diigo Allows You to SHARE o  o  o  o  Bookmarks Highlights Annotates Screenshots Example: Go to: http://diigo.com/0glz0
  18. 18. Exploring the Twitterverse Searching Hashtags Common Hashtags (http://bit.ly/ comhash) Twitter Chats Following Educators
  19. 19. Finding Common Ground - Blogging •  Relationship building •  Focused conversations •  Formal/informal - eliminates the rules •  Can safely address teachable moments in •  •  •  the classroom Becomes a teachable moment outside the classroom - worldwide consumption (or not) Find yourself...and your voice Size matters...it’s the rule of 1000
  20. 20. Entry by Middle School Principal My most recent visit before winter break and your last two posts fit together so well, especially within the context of discussions we’ve started to have about vocabulary and grammar in our new world of common core. I appreciate your growth perspective for the students and use of the data to guide your instruction and intervention. I think we are poised to have deeper conversations together amongst the language arts and 4th and 5th grade teachers about the essential vocabulary and grammar we want for our students to learn. We briefly started it last year after the CLMS conference in Monterey and I think we were just not ready to go much deeper at the time because we didn’t know what the full transition to common core was really going to look like at the time. Now, however, we in a better position to come back together as a group and articulate what students need to know to a much fuller and deeper extent. I look forward to continuing those conversations with you and the group as a whole.
  21. 21. 8th grade teacher’s blog Results of the FIRST Exit Ticket on Central Idea, Author's Purpose, and Vocabulary "Is Humanity a Special Threat" (Exxon Valdez) Society theme CCSS RI 7.1, 7.2, LL7.4a, LL7.4b December 12, 2013 Results of the SECOND Exit Ticket on Central Idea, Author's Purpose, and Vocabulary "Battle for the Rain Forest" (Texaco/Chevron in Ecuador) Society Theme CCSS RI 7.1, 7.2, LL7.4a, LL7.4b December 19, 2013
  22. 22. Her Reflections & Conversations “Adding new visuals on how to view the data I am collecting. We continue to focus on central idea, theme, and author's purpose. The exit tickets are also providing valuable discussions as we go over the answers. Reading Success: They are not just glossing over words they do not understand. Many are first looking at context and then raising their hand with a vocabulary question - FINALLY. I have been emphasizing this all year, and, apparently, it has SUNK in! Hopefully, it will last.”
  23. 23. Blogging: What Teachers Said… •  Blogging was a “positive experience” •  Use of the technology was “easy” after the initial period •  •  •  to “overcome their discomfort” Helped reflect on practice Assisted with data collection and analysis Helped monitor work by colleagues/supervisors Mills, G.E. (2003). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall. Cavanaugh, T., Cavanaugh, C. (2005). Blogging as a Professional Tool. Paper presented at eLearn Conference 2005 in Vancouver, CA. West, R. E., Wright, G. A., Graham, C. R. (2005). Blogs, Wikis, and Aggregators: A New Vocabulary for Promoting Reflection and Collaboration in a Preservice Technology Integration Course. Paper presented at SITE conference 2005 in Phoenix, AZ.
  24. 24. Mentoring •  Formal programs where new employees and those •  •  wanting to grow in an organization can receive PD leading visioning, strategic plans, crucial conversations, leadership skills, etc. Improvement plans available for those in need to focus on specific areas - check in’s from other sites using a variety of technologies TOSA approach (Teachers on Special Assignment)
  25. 25. What Can You Add…?
  26. 26. Outcomes •  Learn strategies on how to sustain quality professional •  •  learning Explore options to personalize learning for staff Share with colleagues what you are doing and what we can further learn from each other
  27. 27. Leadership from a Dancing Guy – bit.ly/dancingguy2014

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