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Presentation from EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014 'Professional Development that works: Continuous and Ongoing Professional Learning in The Fish Bowl' #elc2014 by Ben Summerton and Steve Katz from Korea International School

Presentation from EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014 'Professional Development that works: Continuous and Ongoing Professional Learning in The Fish Bowl' #elc2014 by Ben Summerton and Steve Katz from Korea International School

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Professional Development that works: Continuous and Ongoing Professional Learning in The Fish Bowl

  1. 1. #kispd The Fish Bowl Professional Development That Works Ben Summerton | Steve Katz Korea International School kisfishbowl.blogspot.kr
  2. 2. #kispd Why are you here?
  3. 3. #kispd Session Goals • Provide insight into the success of the Fish Bowl professional development program. • Help you to begin conceptualizing how this model can be adapted to your school.
  4. 4. #kispd “We believe it’s possible to create a learning community that assists it’s members in achieving their individual and mutual professional goals and needs.” – The KIS EdTech Team
  5. 5. #kispd “We believe learning communities emerge when a culture of learning that is responsive, collegial, student focussed and ongoing is established.” – The KIS EdTech Team
  6. 6. #kispd “We believe in The Fish Bowl.” – The KIS EdTech Team
  7. 7. #kispd Part 1: The Program
  8. 8. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time The Fish Bowl • In house professional development • 4 forty-minute sessions per day • 20 sessions per week • Voluntary attendance • Just in time
  9. 9. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd Components for Success In class implementation EdTech consulting center The Fish Bowl
  10. 10. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd Components for Success = Professional Development at Korea International School
  11. 11. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Korea International School
  12. 12. Professional Development works when it is needed #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  13. 13. ...even when that is not widely recognized...! #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  14. 14. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time …and it starts with a vision
  15. 15. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  16. 16. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Location and the Space
  17. 17. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Concept Drawing #kispd a visible, comfortable and contemporary learning space
  18. 18. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  19. 19. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Technical or pedagogical?
  20. 20. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Part 2: Evidence
  21. 21. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time A program that works?
  22. 22. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Why we think this works.
  23. 23. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 1. PD programs require Leadership
  24. 24. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 2. Understand why people attend
  25. 25. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  26. 26. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  27. 27. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 3. PD must be voluntary
  28. 28. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  29. 29. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 4. Know the needs
  30. 30. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 5. Consistency
  31. 31. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 6. PD (ideally) should be during regular school hours
  32. 32. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd 20 Sessions Each Week • Monday - Friday • 8:20 - 9:00 • 10:30 - 11:10 • 12:35 - 1:15 • 2:05 - 2:45
  33. 33. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Tracking Attendance
  34. 34. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Tracking Attendance
  35. 35. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  36. 36. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 7. PD must be marketed and this strategy needs to constantly evolve.
  37. 37. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  38. 38. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  39. 39. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  40. 40. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  41. 41. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  42. 42. #kispd
  43. 43. #kispd
  44. 44. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  45. 45. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  46. 46. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 8. PD is just in time (most of the time).
  47. 47. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  48. 48. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  49. 49. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 9. Get feedback
  50. 50. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd 10. Collect data and improve.
  51. 51. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd Conditions That Facilitated Success • PD requires leadership and support from leadership • PD must be voluntary • Know the needs • School Hours
  52. 52. #kispd #kispd Ongoing Success • Consistency • Marketing • Just in time • Feedback The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
  53. 53. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Part 3: Your School
  54. 54. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time What is it you want to #kispd do?
  55. 55. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Adapting to Your School
  56. 56. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Key Components • Convenience • Consistency • Buy in • Evolution
  57. 57. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Convenience • Common times to attend during the school day • Central, comfortable location • Dedicated space
  58. 58. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Consistency • Same goals reached for all sessions • Except when that doesn’t meet participants’ needs • Similar session no matter who presents
  59. 59. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Buy In • Support from leadership team • Listen to teachers’ needs/Just in time learning • Meeting an identified and understood need • Customizing sessions
  60. 60. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Evolution • Focus on most pressing issues • Develop teacher tech leaders • Focus on the goal
  61. 61. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Scenarios
  62. 62. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time “One Man Band” • Common time may be multiple times (various lunches, after school) • Bring more people in
  63. 63. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time “The Holdout” • Timely discussion before the change • Move forward without the holdout (small steps) • Don’t renew contract?
  64. 64. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd Division-Based Coaches • Create a central workspace • Meet regularly
  65. 65. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time The Part Timers • Report to the tech director (not principal) • Transition to full-time positions
  66. 66. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time Team Make Up • Variety of strengths (subject & division) • Beware of IT teachers
  67. 67. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time The Fish Bowl alone is not enough In class implementation EdTech consulting center The Fish Bowl
  68. 68. The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time #kispd KIS EdTech 2009-2015 • Bruce Roadside 2009-2010* • Christine Usyak 2010-2011 • Mark Page 2010-2012 • Tim Bray 2009-2014 • Steve Katz 2010-2015 • Ben Summerton 2011-2015* • Chris Bernhardi 2012-2014 • Art Schultz 2012-2015 • Rick Mallon 2014-2015 • Amalia Kingsbury 2014-2015 *Head of department Head of School: Steve Cathers
  69. 69. #kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time More Information The Fish Bowl kisfishbowl.blogspot.kr/ Ben Summerton summo78@gmail.com @bensummerton Steve Katz katz66@gmail.com @stevekatz
  70. 70. #kispd

Editor's Notes

  • ben
  • steve
    Admin? Tech Integrators? Teachers?
    Do you have a PD program at your school?
    Thinking about developing one?
    Currently trialing?
    Feeling defeated?
  • ben
  • Ben
    community
    culture
  • steve
  • steve
    Customizing: team sessions
    The FB one part of a broader strategy
  • steve
    Customizing: team sessions
    The FB one part of a broader strategy
  • steve
    1200 students
    120 foreign teachers, many new to international teaching
  • ben
  • ben
    Google Docs/gClass Folders/Doctopus
    Target audience (most of the time) is beginner to intermediate
    This model saves time by teaching to small groups rather than individuals.
    Allows for customization to groups or with whoever walks in.
  • steve
    ARD story
  • steve
    we had a holdout
  • ben
    visibility…and was part of the vision (goes with promotion)
    convenience + high traffic
    details matter
    couches, tables, short throw projector
  • ben
    Concept drawing
    a visible, comfortable and contemporary learning space
  • ben
    Balancing act, Pedagocially sound technical PD.
    We started with pedagogical, and moved toward technical.
    Sometimes gradebook, etc.
  • Steve
  • Steve
  • ben
  • ben
    Our Director Steve Cathers during a Parent Fish Bowl session
  • Ben
  • Ben
    I’m expected to. This is voluntary.
    Attendance tells us if we are on the right track.
  • Ben
    What are the barriers at your school?
  • Steve
    and it will become a part of the culture
  • Steve
    Up from 39 to 60 average per week. (1768 this year - based on first 5 weeks)
  • 2013-2014 school year
  • Steve
  • The context of your school will dictate the shape of your program.
    Young, motivated, 3 year turnover
    May 2014
  • May 2014
  • ben
    We do a dry run the week before
    We tear it apart and rebuild the parts that don’t work
    Monday session all members of the team attend
    respecting the time constants in vital
    meeting the goal/objective is vital
  • steve
  • steve
    30 to 40 minutes
    We were going long
    after school…
  • Ben
  • Steve
    Grad credit/clock hours
  • Steve
    May 2014
    71% at least once a month
  • ben
  • for example…this week
  • steve/ben
  • May 2014
  • Some - always 95%
    We are providing a valuable service.
  • ben
  • Ben
  • ben
    evolving program
    Fish Bowl 2.0
  • steve
    ongoing success
  • ben
    capacity, barriers
  • ben
  • steve
    What if you don’t have those things?
    Control what you can.
  • ben
  • steve
    Start & end on time (unless people want more)
  • ben
    Customizing: team sessions
  • Ben
    Hire to meet your goal
  • ben
  • Steve
  • Ben
    Negotiate a solution all can live with
  • Steve
    weekly meetings (Minimum) focused on action
  • Steve
    Coach needs to focus on coaching
  • Ben
    Hiring practices
    IT = skills & checklists
  • ben
    Customizing: team sessions
  • steve
  • ben
    ELC - get your admin to our session

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