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Wilder Elementary, KY - PD 360 Case Study


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Wilder 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 wilder elementaryHENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA schoolLaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTYARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD HENRICOCOUNTYSchools, Kentucky.aEach individual schoolISD schools in PD 360 asCounty This case study is part of series featuring elementary HENRICO COUNTY ARTESIA LaMesa ISD Public ARTESIA LaMesa is implementing Jefferson 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 Wilder Elementary School is located in Louisville, Ken- PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning tucky, and is part of Jefferson County Public Schools. resource for educators with over 600,000 subscribers. It serves 550 students and is resolved to provide a Teachers, administrators, professional learning commu- positive, nurturing environment for student success. It nities, coaches, etc., have access to over 1,400 indexed believes that every student can learn, and with the sup- and searchable video segments that present real, best- port and involvement of parents and the community, practice classroom examples. Each segment includes a well-trained Wilder staff will promote the ongoing content from respected educational experts such as process of learning. Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stig- gins, and many others. PD 360 can be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, professional learning community, or entire school. It School Needs bridges the gap between training and classroom imple- Wilder Elementary wanted a solution that would be: mentation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 also gives educators access to >> data-driven an online community of teaching professionals that al- lows interaction and collaboration either within a district >> sustainable or across the United States and around the world. See a >> collegial demonstration at >> results-oriented >> job-embedded Driving Usage and Implementation Principal Bodine plans to drive Wilder’s usage of PD 360 deeper in the coming year by: Solution >>Customizing PD 360 to align video learning segments, Wilder found its solution in PD 360. It has enjoyed PD forums, and resources to the district’s initiatives. Apply- 360 for one year and has recently renewed for another ing Focus Objectives will allow them to drive common year. Principal David Bodine is planning to expand the language and practice. usage and implementation among its staff to better meet the school’s PD goals. >>Watching segments in faculty meetings to teach ideas and to start discussions. >>Using PD 360 in group trainings with the Facilitator |
  2. 2. Guides that accompany each of the 1,400 learning ing, reporting, and follow-up. segments. The guides include lesson plans, discussion questions, group activities, graphic organizers, and >>Teacher Enthusiasm reflection and journaling activities. Many also include Teachers are optimistic and have increased creativity in handouts that can be printed. their instruction, assessment, questioning, and criti- cal thinking. They feel individually empowered to find >>Encouraging grade level teams to identify their teaching answers to their questions. needs among the many topics included in the PD 360 library and use correlating segments for discussion and >>Students Respond Positively integration into their classroom practices. As teachers have increased the quality of their teach- ing through PD 360, students are more involved and >>Creating more in-depth individual teacher growth plans responsive in the classroom. with PD 360’s on-line tracking and follow-up of each teacher’s professional development. “PD 360 has allowed me to individualize PD for each member of my staff in order to meet their individual >>Making full use of Principal Bodine and three trained growth plans.” teacher leaders to instruct others in PD 360, help David Bodine encourage usage, and assist teachers in implementing Principal best practices into their classrooms. Wilder Elementary School, KY “I am really looking forward to tapping into PD 360’s great potential.” David Bodine About School Improvement Network Principal Wilder Elementary School, KY 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 Benefits among their students. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and The 360 Learning Frame- The advantages of using PD 360 have been and will con- work, School Improvement Network offers content from tinue to be numerous. They include: the largest group of educational experts, the broadest >>Vast Library Content range of topics, and the most classroom examples any- Wilder teachers have at their fingertips over 1,400 where. School Improvement Network boasts the world’s indexed and searchable video segments that cover largest educator-verified, on-demand professional today’s most relevant topics through the most complete development network with over 500,000 users. To learn PD library available. more about School Improvement Network’s dynamic resources, visit >>Accessibility Online and on-demand, PD 360 is instantly available to Wilder educators anytime and anywhere they have an internet connection. The short video segments prevent teachers from being overwhelmed and allow PD to hap- pen consistently. >>Relevant Topics New, quality content is continually being added to the up to date PD 360 library providing a resource that helps teachers continue to grow professionally. PD 360 has programs dealing with nearly every educational initia- tive of the past two decades. >>Individualized Needs Are Met Rather than waiting for workshops, PD 360 encourages Wilder educators to instantly find answers to their indi- vidual questions and concerns. >>Individual Accountability Administrators can ensure that PD happens consistently with every teacher through PD 360’s integrated |