<ul><li>Dr. Nancy Bolz, Kansas NCA/AdvancED Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger Lewman, Di...
What will change your behavior or practice soon?
See the document here: <ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/32942872/Audit-of-KS-State-PD-Policies-Pg-27-54 </li></ul>
Introduction <ul><li>KSDE commissioned a statewide task force facilitated by Joellen Killion, deputy Executive of the Nati...
Strengths <ul><li>Commitment to Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force Consensus on the Purpose of Profession...
Areas of Improvement <ul><li>Definition of Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Inequity of Access </li></ul><ul><li...
9 Recommendations <ul><ul><ul><li>Several will likely be combined </li></ul></ul></ul>
Recommendation #1 <ul><li>Define effective professional development  by specifying its essential attributes and its intent...
1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Recommendation #2 <ul><li>Establish a  system of accountability  for high-quality professional development with specific  ...
Recommendation #3 <ul><li>Design and implement professional development in the districts and schools that reaches  beyond ...
Recommendation #5 <ul><li>Ensure that educator professional learning  incorporate application and impact on student learni...
1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ in...
Recommendation #4 <ul><li>Ensure that all individuals involved in the education process participate in  career-long learni...
Recommendation #6 <ul><li>Ensure that state standards for teachers and school and district leaders currently under revisio...
1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ car...
Recommendation #7 <ul><li>Engage every educator  in focusing on a continuum of learning that contributes to enhanced stude...
Recommendation #8 <ul><li>Require general fund budgets to reflect funds set aside for Pre-K-20 educator professional devel...
Recommendation #9 <ul><li>Ensure that local districts provide  40-80 hours of student achievement-focused professional dev...
1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ job...
Conclusion <ul><li>The Kansas State Department of Education has a significant responsibility to ensure that it  allocates ...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Dr. Nancy Bolz, Kansas NCA/AdvancED Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger Lewman, Director, f2f Program, Turning Point Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. What will change your behavior or practice soon?
  3. 3. See the document here: <ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/32942872/Audit-of-KS-State-PD-Policies-Pg-27-54 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>KSDE commissioned a statewide task force facilitated by Joellen Killion, deputy Executive of the National Staff Development Council, to conduct an audit of the state’s professional development policies. </li></ul><ul><li>The report was approved by KSBE on May 11, 2010, with some minor revisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths and areas of improvement were cited. </li></ul><ul><li>Nine recommendations were cited. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strengths <ul><li>Commitment to Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force Consensus on the Purpose of Professional Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered Points for Licensure Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Article 96. Professional Development Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Standards for High-Quality Professional Development </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas of Improvement <ul><li>Definition of Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Inequity of Access </li></ul><ul><li>Individual versus School Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Application and Impact Level Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated System for Professional Development </li></ul>
  7. 7. 9 Recommendations <ul><ul><ul><li>Several will likely be combined </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Recommendation #1 <ul><li>Define effective professional development by specifying its essential attributes and its intention to improve student learning to guide revision in policies and practices. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Define effective professional development ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ksdePDtaskforce </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation #2 <ul><li>Establish a system of accountability for high-quality professional development with specific checks at multiple points within the design, implementation, support, and evaluation of professional development. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Recommendation #3 <ul><li>Design and implement professional development in the districts and schools that reaches beyond developing educator knowledge to application and impact on student learning . </li></ul>Learner
  12. 12. Recommendation #5 <ul><li>Ensure that educator professional learning incorporate application and impact on student learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Likely to be combined with #3 </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ incorporate application and impact on student learning ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ksdePDtaskforce </li></ul>
  14. 14. Recommendation #4 <ul><li>Ensure that all individuals involved in the education process participate in career-long learning . Each develops a professional development plan during his/her initial preparation based on his/her strengths and areas for improvement that is continuously revised to follow the educator throughout his / her career. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Recommendation #6 <ul><li>Ensure that state standards for teachers and school and district leaders currently under revision align with and include concepts and practices of high-quality professional development including active participation in and facilitation of both job-embedded and externally provided professional development . </li></ul><ul><li>Likely to be combined with #4 </li></ul>
  16. 16. 1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ career-long learning ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ active participation in and facilitation of both job-embedded and externally provided professional development ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ksdePDtaskforce </li></ul>
  17. 17. Recommendation #7 <ul><li>Engage every educator in focusing on a continuum of learning that contributes to enhanced student achievement. Administrators are simultaneously learners and facilitators of systemic change within their districts and schools by ensuring that professional development addresses knowledge acquisition, application to practice, and impact on student learning. Teachers, as administrators, are simultaneously learners who actively engage in professional development for continuous improvement and who facilitate professional learning while contributing to growth in student achievement. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Recommendation #8 <ul><li>Require general fund budgets to reflect funds set aside for Pre-K-20 educator professional development. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Recommendation #9 <ul><li>Ensure that local districts provide 40-80 hours of student achievement-focused professional development for licensed educators and support staff directly involved in student learning each year as part of the student contact hours as established in KS Law 72-1106. Because the majority of professional development is job-embedded , there will not be the need for additional special days within school calendars devoted to professional development as time away from the classroom. Professional development can occur in classrooms and school during student contact time or within educators’ workday. Time for professional development during the school day includes teacher collaboration time driven by specific goals for educator learning that are based on an analysis of student </li></ul><ul><li>achievement data. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 1 minute recommendation <ul><li>After iCiL, what would you suggest to the task force regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ job-embedded, 40-80 hours of student achievement-focused professional development ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ksdePDtaskforce </li></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>The Kansas State Department of Education has a significant responsibility to ensure that it allocates the resources , supports the development work recommended in this policy audit, and facilitates changes in the structure of the school day to ensure that professional development is not viewed just as a mechanism for renewing educator licenses, but rather a fundamental responsibility of all professional educators that is vital to meeting the state’s goals for improved student academic success . </li></ul>

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