The Changing Landscape of Professional Development       Robert Ryshke
Information• Robert Ryshke• Center for Teaching  http://www.westminster.net/center-for-teaching• http:rryshke.wordpress.co...
What I hope to achieve!• Describe Center for  Teaching’s work.• Share standards & models  for professional  development.• ...
Innovative             Respond to             needs of all              learners.             Technology             aidin...
What are criteria for effective professional development?
Guskey, 2003• Studied 13 lists of criteria for effective PD• 21 characteristics identified• enhancement of teachers’ conten...
Guskey, 2003• Using analyses of student learning data  to guide professional development was  RARELY cited as an important...
Guskey ConcludesThere is littleagreement on criteriafor effectiveprofessionaldevelopment
Guskey concludesMost criteria are toocomplicated and lacka foundation instrong research
Guskey concludesTeacher effectivenesswithin schools varies.It seems to be tied totheir commitment toprofessional growth.
Standards forprofessional learning
Survey: Thoughts on PD   login to http://pollev.com/cft    Not included in this version
Types of Professional Development
Types of Professional Development
Advantages of Online Learning• Any time, anywhere• Real time and ongoing• Access experts• Spans great distances• Increase ...
Online Learning
Professional Networks
School-based Professional Development• Professional learning  communities• Teachers doing  action research• Curriculum  de...
Action Research Project          Video
What do we really know about the relationship betweenprofessional development and improvements in student learning?
Yoon, 2007• 9 of 1,343 studies met standards of  What Works Clearinghouse  ★ Workshop & summer institutes  ★ Outside exper...
Implications of Yoon• Assess & evaluate  effectiveness• Demand evidence new  strategies & practices work• Begin small-scal...
Yoon & Guskey, 2009   Effective professional developmentrequires considerable time, and that time    must be well organize...
Needs Assessment
Center for Teaching
Center for Teaching
Center for Teaching
Center for Teaching
Center’s Cohort Program FACULTY COHORT PROGRAM                      PAT BASSETT 21ST CENTURY PD✦ collaborate on action res...
Where are we headed?
Concluding Thoughts
Planning✤   Big picture✤   Tie PD to strategic plan✤   Use adult learning theory✤   Research best practices in PD✤   Make ...
Implementation✤ Differentiate PD✤ Provide ongoing support after  PD✤ Model practices you expect  from PD✤Gather feedback o...
Evaluation✤ Determine fidelity of  implementation✤ Collect data about  effort and effect✤ Analyze and share data✤ Evaluate ...
Exit Ticket
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Bob Ryshke's presentation at the Martin Institute's conference, Teaching for Tomorrow. The workshop is on professional development, what teachers need to know.

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  1. 1. The Changing Landscape of Professional Development Robert Ryshke
  2. 2. Information• Robert Ryshke• Center for Teaching http://www.westminster.net/center-for-teaching• http:rryshke.wordpress.com (blog)• @centerteach (Twitter)• Conference hastag is #micon12
  3. 3. What I hope to achieve!• Describe Center for Teaching’s work.• Share standards & models for professional development.• Engage in conversation and reflection about effective professional development.
  4. 4. Innovative Respond to needs of all learners. Technology aiding in PD delivery.
  5. 5. What are criteria for effective professional development?
  6. 6. Guskey, 2003• Studied 13 lists of criteria for effective PD• 21 characteristics identified• enhancement of teachers’ content knowledge & expertise was most frequently cited.• “time” was frequently cited
  7. 7. Guskey, 2003• Using analyses of student learning data to guide professional development was RARELY cited as an important criteria.
  8. 8. Guskey ConcludesThere is littleagreement on criteriafor effectiveprofessionaldevelopment
  9. 9. Guskey concludesMost criteria are toocomplicated and lacka foundation instrong research
  10. 10. Guskey concludesTeacher effectivenesswithin schools varies.It seems to be tied totheir commitment toprofessional growth.
  11. 11. Standards forprofessional learning
  12. 12. Survey: Thoughts on PD login to http://pollev.com/cft Not included in this version
  13. 13. Types of Professional Development
  14. 14. Types of Professional Development
  15. 15. Advantages of Online Learning• Any time, anywhere• Real time and ongoing• Access experts• Spans great distances• Increase learning options• Community of learners
  16. 16. Online Learning
  17. 17. Professional Networks
  18. 18. School-based Professional Development• Professional learning communities• Teachers doing action research• Curriculum development projects• Teacher-led workshops
  19. 19. Action Research Project Video
  20. 20. What do we really know about the relationship betweenprofessional development and improvements in student learning?
  21. 21. Yoon, 2007• 9 of 1,343 studies met standards of What Works Clearinghouse ★ Workshop & summer institutes ★ Outside expert ★ Time-30 + hrs shows positive correlation ★ Follow-up ★ Activities ★ Content
  22. 22. Implications of Yoon• Assess & evaluate effectiveness• Demand evidence new strategies & practices work• Begin small-scale, controlled, pilot the work• Pursue greater rigor in study of PD’s effectiveness
  23. 23. Yoon & Guskey, 2009 Effective professional developmentrequires considerable time, and that time must be well organized, carefully structured, purposefully directed andfocused on content or pedagogy or both.
  24. 24. Needs Assessment
  25. 25. Center for Teaching
  26. 26. Center for Teaching
  27. 27. Center for Teaching
  28. 28. Center for Teaching
  29. 29. Center’s Cohort Program FACULTY COHORT PROGRAM PAT BASSETT 21ST CENTURY PD✦ collaborate on action research projects ✦collaborative✦ meet twice monthly for the school year ✦ongoing✦ exchange information on school issues ✦site specific to address local issues✦ discuss current educational topics ✦focused on deepening a teacher’s✦ interact with educational experts content knowledge✦ share their professional development ✦reflective of educational research experiences, learning new strategies ✦provide time, support, and resources to from peers. enable teachers to master new content and pedagogy, and integrate this knowledge and skills into their practice.
  30. 30. Where are we headed?
  31. 31. Concluding Thoughts
  32. 32. Planning✤ Big picture✤ Tie PD to strategic plan✤ Use adult learning theory✤ Research best practices in PD✤ Make the case for PD✤ Use data to select PD✤ Decide on PD outcomes
  33. 33. Implementation✤ Differentiate PD✤ Provide ongoing support after PD✤ Model practices you expect from PD✤Gather feedback on implementation of PD✤ Keeping the fires burning
  34. 34. Evaluation✤ Determine fidelity of implementation✤ Collect data about effort and effect✤ Analyze and share data✤ Evaluate best PD opportunities for faculty that improves student learning
  35. 35. Exit Ticket

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