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Chancey Elementary, KY - PD 360 Case Study


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Chancey Elementary, KY - PD 360 Case Study

  1. 1. A School Improvement Network ProductHENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIALaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTYARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICOCOUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD MALCOLM B. CHANCEYHENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA elementary, KENTUCKYLaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTYARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICOCOUNTYSchools, Kentucky.aEach individual school is implementing JeffersonasCOUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICOCounty This case study is part of series featuring elementary schools in Public PD 360 a pro-HENRICO development solution without being part of a district program. HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA fessional COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISDLaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY School Profile About PD 360 Malcolm B. Chancey Elementary School is a community PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning of high achievers where every child experiences ac- resource for educators with over 600,000 subscribers. ceptance, the joy of learning, and self discovery. It is lo- Teachers, administrators, professional learning commu- cated in Louisville, Kentucky, and is one of 145 elemen- nities, coaches, etc., have access to over 1,400 indexed tary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools. Serving and searchable video segments that present real, best- 769 students, its mission is to nurture self-motivated practice classroom examples. Each segment includes lifelong learners in a safe, diverse, caring, and mutually content from respected educational experts such as respectful environment where all children achieve at Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stig- developmentally appropriate levels with the combined gins, and many others. PD 360 can be used to create a support of staff, parents, and community. structured learning experience for an individual teacher, professional learning community, or entire school. It bridges the gap between training and classroom imple- mentation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and School Needs reflection tools. PD 360 also gives educators access to Chancey Elementary School’s Principal Ronda Cosby an online community of teaching professionals that al- was looking for a professional development (PD) lows interaction and collaboration either within a district solution that would be convenient and have genuine or across the United States and around the world. See a relevance for all educators. demonstration at Solution Driving Usage and Implementation PD 360 was a good fit for the teacher training needs Principal Cosby introduced teachers to PD 360 with a of Chancey and offered a great deal more. It had well user demonstration at faculty meeting. Since then the known experts, real classroom examples, and it was school has integrated it into its professional develop- supportive of their school goals. Principal Cosby was ment practices in many ways, such as: delighted to find PD 360 and she is excited as she con- > >Professional Learning Communities tinues to find new ways to use it. PD 360 supports existing professional learning activi- ties. In PLC’s, Chancey teachers watch a video segment from PD 360 and discuss how to apply the strategies and practices in their classrooms. The accompanying Facilitator Guides can provide group activities, discussion |
  2. 2. questions, lesson plans, and graphic organizers. Many remain in classrooms with students rather than going to include handouts that can be printed on-demand. conferences and workshops. > >Teachers Who Struggle > >Research Based Principals, coaches, mentors, or instructional leaders PD 360 programs are always research-based & classroom- can help struggling teachers by suggesting specific PD proven, dealing with nearly every educational initiative of 360 segments that show what best practices look like the past two decades. Each program shows real class- in needed areas. Each teacher’s usage as well as their rooms from around the country using the best practices. answers to Reflection Questions can be tracked to fol- low their growth. > >Real Classroom Examples Teachers can access over 1,000 real classroom ex- > >Closing the Achievement Gap amples from a large variety of schools across North PD 360’s learning videos provide new and unique in- America that show what successful instruction looks sights into the achievement gap and equip Chancey edu- like in actual school settings. cators with the tools to give every student the individual- ized support they need to reach a common standard. >>Vast Library of Specific Content and Relevant Topics Chancey educators can instantly find the help they need > >In-Service Credits in the 1400 fully-indexed video learning segments that ad- PD 360 usage and Reflection Question answers may be dress the most pertinent topics. And PD 360 is continually applied in part toward a teacher’s required in-service adding more programs that are up to date and applicable. that is tracked in their Professional Growth Plans. > >Teacher Enthusiasm > >PD 360 Links Teachers are pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Principal Cosby enjoys adding an embedded PD 360 content in PD 360 and are enjoying the real classroom link in the newsletter she sends to the Chancey teach- examples that actually show best practices. ers each week to provide them with a quick and simple learning moment. > >Cost Effective PD 360 has been very cost-effective for Chancey. The “I can recommend many concepts to teachers but hear- expenditure is much less than traditional professional ing other teachers and seeing real classroom examples, development and can be purchased with a variety gives them an “ah-ha” moment. They become much of funding sources available to districts and schools, more aware when it is not just my suggestion.” including Title I, II, III, IV, V, VII, state funds, foundation funds, federal and state grant monies, math funds, Ronda Cosby Principal reading funds, technology funds, etc. Chancey Elementary School, KY > >Helps Meet Requirements and Initiatives Chancey Elementary School can customize PD 360 to align with state, district, and school initiatives, providing Benefits a unified focus for the whole system. > >Simple Search Ability The benefits that Chancey has experienced with PD 360 Teachers and administrators can easily find the topics have been numerous and will continue to multiply as it and answers they need by searching the hundreds of pushes its usage in the coming year. fully-indexed video learning segments. > >Availability > >Tracking Features PD 360 is available to Chancey teachers anytime and Chancey administrators can ensure that PD happens anywhere the Internet is accessible, making it simple for consistently with PD 360’s integrated tracking, report- them to get PD on their own schedule. ing, and follow-up. > >Respected Experts “As a principal, PD 360 has supported my own profes- Well known education experts are readily on hand for sional growth and as I become more familiar with it, I candid answers to Chancey teachers’ tough questions continue to find things that help me. I plan to spend the and everyday classroom circumstances rather than summer browsing and searching links to help myself sending them to attend expensive conferences. and the teachers expand our skills which will in turn > >Embedded Professional Development positively affect our student achievement.” As questions and situations arise in their own class- Ronda Cosby rooms, teachers can instantly find the answers and sup- Principal port they need to improve their own teaching. Answers Chancey Elementary School, KY are obtainable in PD 360 when they need them instead of waiting for district workshops. Teachers are able |
  3. 3. About School Improvement Network Founded in 1991 by two school teachers, School Im- provement Network empowers educators with compre- hensive, research-based, professional learning tools that build teacher expertise to foster greater achievement among their students. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and The 360 Learning Frame- work, School Improvement Network offers content from the largest group of educational experts, the broadest range of topics, and the most classroom examples any- where. School Improvement Network boasts the world’s largest educator-verified, on-demand professional development network with over 600,000 users. To learn more about School Improvement Network’s dynamic resources, visit |