Knowledge Delivery Systems

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Knowledge Delivery Systems

  1. 1. Transforming Professional Development in K12
  2. 2. KDS Background <ul><li>Founded in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Clients include NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Clark County </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower educators to transform teaching to support the needs of 21 st century learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale industry best practices by developing rich and deep online courses delivered by nationally recognized leaders on a platform that ensures fidelity of content and efficacy of practice </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. An Unprecedented Time…. <ul><li>The Worst of Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Time of Fiscal Misery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Best of Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARRA – $100 Billion boost to education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Time for Transformation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To invest in transformational models to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scale what works in preparation for leaner times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce waste and inefficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase teacher effectiveness </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Development (PD) Landscape <ul><li>70% budget allocation for people </li></ul><ul><li>6% budget allocation for PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over $12 billion/year, nationwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 100k student district will spend ~$60 million on Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most districts acknowledge little to no correlation between PD spend and student achievement </li></ul>
  5. 5. Today’s PD Challenges <ul><li>Lack of Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development isn’t always aligned with district goals or gaps in teacher competencies </li></ul><ul><li>PD spend isn’t aligned to better classroom results </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, student achievement scores are suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers lack the skills needed to be successful in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Fidelity </li></ul><ul><li>Train the trainer models often lose fidelity of knowledge and skills when delivered to teachers </li></ul><ul><li>In service days are often scattered and not long enough to engrain concepts into learners </li></ul><ul><li>National expert led professional development is often too expensive to provide in person to all teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic initiatives often take 3 - 5 years to scale to the entire district </li></ul><ul><li>In-service days aren’t traditionally long enough to build mastery level development </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches are often training instead of coaching to ensure efficacy of classroom implementation </li></ul>Lack of Scale
  6. 6. The KDS Approach <ul><li>Induct, manage and develop staff against competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Create scalable, industry best practice PD programs tailored to district, school and individual goals </li></ul><ul><li>Work with coaches to ensure efficacy of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Measure impact on teachers and ultimately student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide incentives towards goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Induction, salary advancement, pay for performance, graduate development, leadership development, succession planning </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. District Improvement Model <ul><li>Student Assessment Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator and Teacher Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Competency-Based Self Assessment (e-portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>District Plan Priorities – 4 to 5 Key PD Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized PD Plan – Content/Context Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives: Induction, Leadership, Growth or Salary Plans </li></ul>Course Delivery, Syllabus, Reflective Journal, Note Taking, Discussion Forums, Assignments and Quizzes <ul><li>Formative: Classroom Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective: Teacher Self Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Summative: Performance Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>District Administrator, Principal, Mentor, Teacher Dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>PD Administrator Dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Tracking </li></ul>
  8. 8. Timely and Rich Course Content <ul><li>Anger Management/ </li></ul><ul><li>School Violence Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>The Adolescent Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Character Education </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Data Driven Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary School Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring and Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul>Courses reflect the following subject areas:
  9. 9. Delivered by Renowned Experts <ul><li>Charlotte Danielson </li></ul><ul><li>Robyn Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Jimenez </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn Coil </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Silver </li></ul><ul><li>Todd Whittaker </li></ul><ul><li>Donna Walker Tileston </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie Throne </li></ul><ul><li>Grace Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Ian Jukes </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Bernhardt </li></ul><ul><li>Jay McTighe </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Tomlinson </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Winebrenner </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Wormeli </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>Clifton Taulbert </li></ul><ul><li>Marilee Sprenger </li></ul><ul><li>Karla Reiss </li></ul><ul><li>Cara Shores </li></ul><ul><li>Meg Ormiston </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Jenkins </li></ul>
  10. 10. KDS Course Design <ul><li>8 or 10 video segments, 12 – 15 hours of viewing time </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging video-based lectures by preeminent experts plus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom observations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator and teacher panel discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator, teacher and student interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection moments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accompanying PowerPoint slides synched to video content </li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources: post-assessments, study guides, reflection journals, links to extend learning </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable written transcripts </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Bonus for Teachers <ul><li>Courses may be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-approved for recertification, depending on the state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by the district for recertification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for graduate credit and masters programs </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. KDS Learning Management Platform <ul><li>Courses delivered on CODIE award-winning platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on-demand, 24/7 – anytime, anywhere! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-paced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrative Console for accountability and reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy print and export reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customized district website to access courses </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated customer service team for training, questions and technical support </li></ul>
  14. 14. Classroom Observation Tool Walk-throughs can be done on-line or with a Palm, Pocket PC, iPhone, Tablet, iPod Touch or Mini-Laptop
  15. 15. Performance Evaluation Tool and Interaction Logs
  16. 16. Creating the Chain of Evidence Determine Targeted Professional Development Individualize Instruction Formatively Assess Progress Toward Goals Remediate Individually or address trends
  17. 17. Why KDS? <ul><li>Keep teachers in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Job embedded, Just enough, Just in time </li></ul><ul><li>Experts deliver targeted PD </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable, capacity building implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual professional learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable results </li></ul>
  18. 18. Alvin Crawford, CEO [email_address] (646) 395-6424

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