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Building Educator Success through Teamwork


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Building Educator Success through Teamwork

  1. 1. BEST: Building Educator Success through Teamwork New & Early Career Teachers Office of Professional Development and Evaluation Engage in Deliberate Practice Foster Professional Learning Cultures Communities of Practice Promote Peer-to- Peer Collaboration Support Teacher Effectiveness ASCD PD In Focus
  2. 2. Making Connections Do Now… As you walk in, look around the room at the instructional practices listed, think about the following: 1. What would you see going on in the classroom? 2. What are some of the things you would hear from the teacher and the students? • Independently generate responses as it pertains to each instructional practice on a post it • Post your responses on the white board next to the appropriate instructional practice
  3. 3. Agenda • Welcome • Making Connections • Norms • Framework of Effective Instruction • Standards for Professional Learning • What the Research States • Deliberate Practice • ASCD PD In Focus • Q & A • Turn and Talk
  4. 4. Norms A few agreements for our work together: ASK questions Engage fully Integrate new information Open your mind to diverse views Utilize what you learn
  5. 5. Learning Objectives • Identify effective instructional practices through the Framework of Effective Instruction • Align professional learning needs to student achievement outcomes • Support deliberate practice growth targets • Use ASCD PD In Focus channels and resources to support professional learning
  6. 6. Standards for Professional Learning
  7. 7. Professional Learning and Student Results
  8. 8. Research: What Works in PD Types of PD Knowledge Educators understand Skills Educators are able to do Application & Problem Solving Educators apply Information Presentation of Theory 85% 15% 0.5-10% Modeling & Demonstration 85% 18% 0.5-10% Practice & Specific Feedback 85% 80% 10-15% Coaching, Study Teams & Peer Observations 90% 90% 80-90%
  9. 9. What is Deliberate Practice? “engagement in structured activities created specifically to improve performance in a domain.” Macnamara, Hambrick, and Oswald, 2014
  10. 10. One of Three Components of IPEGS The IPEGS Unified Summative Rating breakdown as follows:  Learner Progress (34%)  Professional Practices (50%)  DPGT (16%)
  11. 11. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it… Autograph your work with excellence.” Vince Lombardi
  12. 12. Time to Reflect! As PD Liaison… • How do you assess the professional learning needs of the teachers in your school? • What are your school’s professional learning priorities for the year? • What types of professional learning designs do you facilitate for your school? • What resources do you have available to support these professional learning designs?
  13. 13. Moving Forward… • What resources do teachers have available to support their professional learning needs? • How can access to online, 24/7 professional learning assist teachers in meeting deliberate practice growth targets?
  14. 14. PD In Focus Overview Channels Custom Channels Groups Assignments Filtered Search Reporting
  15. 15. What is PD In Focus?
  16. 16. Getting Started – Overview Tutorial
  17. 17. Accessing PD In Focus
  18. 18. PD Facilitators (PLSTs/(Principals/Assistant Principals/PDL) work with groups of teachers based on the needs identified by the PD leader. Lead the learning and send assignments to teachers. 2 3 PD leaders (Principals/Assistant Principals/PDL): create groups of teachers and assign them to one or more PD facilitators. 1 Teachers: complete assignments and can work with multiple facilitators and groups at the same time. Search videos. Role-Based Professional Development 4 PD administrators (OPDE): who can manage members and licenses in PD In Focus applications.
  19. 19. Functionality Based on Roles Feature Administrator PD Leader PD Facilitator Teacher Create Groups   Make Assignments  Complete Assignments     View/Print Individual Reports    View Video and Print Resources     Write Journal Entries     Rate Video and Print Resources     Search for Videos and Print Resources     Save Videos and Print Resources to My Library     View Related Resources     Create Custom Channels    Import Users   Manage Members/License   Manage Related Resources    You may have multiple roles assigned to your log-in name.
  20. 20. What is a Channel? • All videos in PD In Focus are organized into themed channels guided by widely recognized experts. • There are 37 channels with more than 335 hours of content spread over 850 videos, documents, and applications! • Watch real teaching practice videos that educators can immediately take back to the classroom and implement.
  21. 21. Group Management Group Management makes it easy to create groups of learners • A group is a collection of Teachers created by a PD Leader and led by a PD Facilitator. • The PD Facilitator creates assignments for the groups based on PD needs and goals. • Groups consist of members from an account who have access to the same PD In Focus license.
  22. 22. Manage Groups
  23. 23. Let’s Practice: Create a Group Select Manage Groups from the Administration tab and follow these three easy steps. Step 1: Type the name of your group in the text field and click Create Group. The group will be created and information about it will be displayed below in Edit Group Profile, where you can select a PD facilitator. Step 2: Assign yourself as the PD facilitator. Step 3: Add available teachers to your group.
  24. 24. Assignments • Get to the heart of the matter. PD facilitators can create assignments for members who are in groups assigned to them. Personalize any assignment with your own directions and comments. • Point out the most important, relevant parts of a video or reading; draw connections between multiple resources.
  25. 25. How to Create an Assignment
  26. 26. Creating Assignments
  27. 27. Let’s Practice: Creating Assignments Select the resource you wish to assign and click Create Assignment. A window will appear showing a three-step process for making the assignment. Step 1: Select Teachers for Assignment Step 2: Select an Assignment Completion Date Step 3: Instructions for Teachers
  28. 28. Journaling
  29. 29. Let’s Practice: Journaling Step 1: Select My Journal tab Step 2: Provide a title Step 3: Under the channel select Enhancing Step 4: Professional Practice Step 5: Enter your text Step 6: Save
  30. 30. Filtered Searches PD In Focus has a robust search engine that allows educators to search for content by different categories such as channels, subject areas, grade levels, instructional settings, location, and professional development.
  31. 31. Let’s Practice: Filtered Searches • Click on the Filtered Search tab • Type “formative assessment” into the search • Filter by English and Math in the subject area • Filter by grades 6-8 in the grade level area • Filter by small group in the instructional setting area • Filter by suburban in the location area • Now, filter for something you want to find!
  32. 32. Custom Channels New channels? How about your own. With the custom channel builder, you have total control over your PD In Focus experience. • Create unlimited custom channels and fill them with any PD In Focus resources, plus any web-based resources you want: videos, documents, web pages, podcasts… if the resource has a URL, you can add it. Build what you want; target the groups you need.
  33. 33. Create Custom Channel
  34. 34. Let’s Practice: Creating Custom Channels Select Create Custom channel from Administration tab.  Step 1: Give it a Title  Step 2: Write a Description  Step 3: Click Add new sub channel Add Sub channels, and then click checkmark and save  Step 5: Search for Content to add to your custom channel
  35. 35. Reporting
  36. 36. Reporting
  37. 37. Give One, Get One! 1. Channel/Video 2. Channel/Video 3. Channel/Video 4. Channel/Video
  38. 38. Turn and Talk • How could PD In Focus support your school’s improvement initiatives? • How could teachers use PD In Focus to support deliberate practice growth targets? • How could you incorporate PD In Focus in your professional learning designs? • How can PD In Focus support the Framework for Effective Instruction?
  39. 39. PD In Focus Planning Guide • Think about your PD needs assessment survey • Identify a focus for your next professional learning session
  40. 40. PD Planning Guide
  41. 41. Putting it all Together Now that you have explored PD In Focus and identified an area of focus, the intended outcome, and activities, let’s practice creating your own Custom channel.  Step 1: Give it a Title  Step 2: Write a Description  Step 3: Click Add new sub channel Add Sub channels, and then click checkmark and save  Step 5: Search for Content to add to your custom channel
  42. 42. Need Help Getting Started? The Getting Started with PD In Focus channel includes video tutorials, collaborative learning tools, and guides for use at your school. • Video Tutorials • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  43. 43. For Your support in Creating a Culture of Professional Development Excellence! Staff in the Office of Professional Development and Evaluation are always willing to answer questions and/or provide guidance as needed.