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The Fish Bowl - Professional Development that Works

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A presentation detailing the Professional Development model developed by the EdTech Department at Korea International School for presentation at Learning 2.0 in NIST Bangkok 2014. Presented by Steve Katz and Ben Summerton.

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The Fish Bowl - Professional Development that Works

  1. 1. The Fish Bowl Professional Development That Works Ben Summerton Steve Katz Korea International School #learning2
  2. 2. #learning2 Why are you here?
  3. 3. Session Goals #learning2 • 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. Components for Success • The Fish Bowl • EdTech consulting center • In class implementation #learning2
  5. 5. The Fish Bowl #learning2
  6. 6. Korea International School
  7. 7. professional development works when it is needed #learning2
  8. 8. ...even when that is not widely recognized...! #learning2
  9. 9. …and it starts with a vision #learning2
  10. 10. Concept Drawing a visible, comfortable and contemporary learning space
  11. 11. Location and the Space #learning2
  12. 12. Technical or pedagogical? #learning2
  13. 13. A program that works? #learning2
  14. 14. Why we think this works. #learning2
  15. 15. 1. PD programs require Leadership #learning2
  16. 16. 2. Understand why people attend #learning2
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  19. 19. 3. PD must be voluntary #learning2
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  22. 22. 4. Know the needs #learning2
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  25. 25. 5. Consistency #learning2
  26. 26. 6. PD (ideally) should be during regular school hours #learning2
  27. 27. 20 Sessions Each Week • Monday - Friday • 8:20 - 9:00 • 10:30 - 11:10 • 12:35 - 1:15 • 2:05 - 2:45 #learning2
  28. 28. Tracking Attendance
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  30. 30. 7. PD must be marketed and this strategy needs to constantly evolve. #learning2
  31. 31. 8. PD is just in time (most of the time). #learning2
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  34. 34. 9. Get feedback #learning2
  35. 35. Collect data and improve. #learning2
  36. 36. Conditions That Facilitated Success • PD requires leadership and support from leadership • PD must be voluntary • Know the needs • School Hours #learning2
  37. 37. Conditions That Maintain Success • Consistency • Marketing • Just in time • Feedback #learning2
  38. 38. What is it you want to do? #learning2
  39. 39. Adapting to Your School #learning2
  40. 40. Key Components • Convenience • Consistency • Buy in #learning2
  41. 41. Convenience • Common times to attend during the school day • Central, comfortable location • Dedicated space #learning2
  42. 42. Consistency • Same goals reached for all sessions • Except when that doesn’t meet participants’ needs • Similar session no matter who presents #learning2
  43. 43. Buy In • Support from leadership team • Listen to teachers’ needs/Just in time learning • Meeting an identified and understood need • Customizing sessions #learning2
  44. 44. The Fish Bowl alone is not enough • The Fish Bowl • EdTech consulting center • In class implementation #learning2
  45. 45. 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 #learning2 *Head of department
  46. 46. More Information The Fish Bowl kisfishbowl.blogspot.kr/ Ben Summerton summo78@gmail.com @bensummerton Steve Katz katz66@gmail.com @stevekatz #learning2
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