Poor staff development


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Poor staff development

  1. 1. By Heather Urban Nikki Wixo Stephanie Roelfsema
  2. 2. <ul><li>Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Components of Effective Professional Development for Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>How to implement new technology? </li></ul><ul><li>How to do this to promote effective use of technology in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How to use technology to create new learning opportunities to aid student achievement? </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum-specific applications </li></ul><ul><li>New roles for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Collegial learning </li></ul><ul><li>Active participation for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing process </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient time </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance and support </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative support </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous funding </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>(Rodriguez, G. 2000) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Worked in a brand new very high tech school </li></ul><ul><li>We had two “super users” (IT guys) </li></ul><ul><li>Once a month meetings to teach teachers the new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on use with the new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Guide sheets to use back in the classroom if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Very helpful and smart way to integrate the new technology with the teachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Evidence based decision making for professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development is decided upon by data </li></ul><ul><li>This is currently taking place in 8 Alabama School Districts </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>This is not the best way to choose Professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not always apply to each teacher and each subject. </li></ul><ul><li>It would be better to have teachers choose from a list of workshops for PD that way every teacher gains something, and it does apply to them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Reasons for High Expectations of Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure for higher test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with federal regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom environment is more challenging, especially in low performing schools </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Creation of positive school culture </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of teacher skills </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provided teaching tools for all levels of experience </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>There is no accountability measure to determine how effective the professional development was in regard to the money spent. </li></ul><ul><li>The discrepancy between what the federal government determines highly effective professional development to what is delivered in the schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to link students achievement to teacher performance. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Volunteer on the school improvement committee </li></ul><ul><li>Attend teacher recognition and award ceremonies.  </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer in the classroom to deepen your connection and understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for greater financial investment in public schools. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Why is teacher professional development important? </li></ul><ul><li>Universities restructuring education programs to encourage emphasis on content knowledge and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development opportunities available online. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>New teachers need to get support from veteran teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>New teachers often end up in a school with little support and that tends to be “rough”. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to this half of the new teachers tend to leave the field within 5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor teachers and supportive veteran teachers very important. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Professional development very important </li></ul><ul><li>They need to stay current and learn new ways of teaching and new technology </li></ul><ul><li>New technology and curriculum need to be learned </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This site has a comment section </li></ul><ul><li>Really good place for teachers to get ideas from one another </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback is provided and opportunities for professional development </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Rodriguez, G. (2000). Critical Issue: Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use . Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te1000.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Author unknown. (2009). Making Decisions About Teacher Professional Development: Practices in 8 Alabama School Districts . Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.educationalpolicy.org/publications/pubpdf/EBE_436_Eval%20PD_AL.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Hayes, C. & Puriefoy, W.D. (2004). Teacher Professional Development: A Primer for Parents & Community Members. Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0XbDA6lwDskJ:www.publiceducation.org/pdf/publications/teacher_quality/teacher_prof_dev.pdf+professional+development+a+primer+for+professional+development&hl=en&gl=us </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Edutopia Staff. (2008). Why is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best. Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.edutopia.org/teacher-development-introduction </li></ul>