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#kispd 
The Fish Bowl Professional Development That Works 
Ben Summerton | Steve Katz 
Korea International School kisfishb...
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Why are you here?
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Session Goals 
• Provide insight into the success of the Fish Bowl professional 
development program. 
• Help you ...
#kispd 
“We believe it’s possible to create a learning 
community that assists it’s members in achieving 
their individual...
#kispd 
“We believe learning communities emerge when 
a culture of learning that is responsive, collegial, 
student focuss...
#kispd 
“We believe in The Fish Bowl.” 
– The KIS EdTech Team
#kispd 
Part 1: The Program
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
The Fish Bowl 
• In house professional development...
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd Components for 
Success 
In class implementation 
E...
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd Components for 
Success 
= Professional Development...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Korea International School
Professional Development 
works when it is needed 
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
...even when that is not 
widely recognized...! 
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
…and it starts with a 
vision
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Location and the 
Space
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Concept 
Drawing 
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a visible, 
comfortable and 
con...
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Technical or 
pedagogical?
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Part 2: Evidence
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
A program that works?
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Why we think this 
works.
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
1. PD programs require Leadership
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
2. Understand why 
people attend
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
3. PD must be voluntary
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
4. Know the needs
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
5. Consistency
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
6. PD (ideally) should be 
during regular school h...
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd 
20 Sessions Each Week 
• Monday - Friday 
• 8:20 -...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Tracking Attendance
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Tracking Attendance
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
7. PD must be marketed and this 
strategy needs to...
#kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
8. PD is just in time (most of the 
time).
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time
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The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
9. Get feedback
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
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10. Collect data and improve.
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd 
Conditions That Facilitated Success 
• PD requires...
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#kispd 
Ongoing Success 
• Consistency 
• Marketing 
• Just in time 
• Feedback 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every D...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Part 3: Your School
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
What is it you want to 
#kispd 
do?
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Adapting to Your 
School
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Key Components 
• Convenience 
• Consistency 
• Bu...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Convenience 
• Common times to attend during the s...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Consistency 
• Same goals reached for all sessions...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Buy In 
• Support from leadership team 
• Listen t...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Evolution 
• Focus on most pressing issues 
• Deve...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Scenarios
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
“One Man Band” 
• Common time may be multiple time...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
“The Holdout” 
• Timely discussion before the chan...
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd 
Division-Based Coaches 
• Create a central workspa...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
The Part Timers 
• Report to the tech director (no...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
Team Make Up 
• Variety of strengths (subject & di...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
The Fish Bowl alone is not enough 
In class implem...
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
#kispd 
KIS EdTech 2009-2015 
• Bruce Roadside 2009-2010* ...
#kispd 
The Fish Bowl: In House | Every Day | Voluntary | Just in Time 
More Information 
The Fish Bowl kisfishbowl.blogsp...
#kispd
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Professional Development that works: Continuous and Ongoing Professional Learning in The Fish Bowl

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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

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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
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