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1 A Professional Development Overview for Middletown Public Schools Linda F. Savastano Assistant Superintendent

2 Professional Development To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively, and hold yourself accountable for results. Rick DuFour

3 Ensures that ALL students learn Culture of collaboration Focus on results Centered on Improving Student Learning Professional Development

4 BASED UPON THE FOUR CRITICAL QUESTIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY: What is it we want ALL students to learn?How will we know if and when they’ve learned it?How will we respond when some students don’t learn? How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are already proficient?

5 Professional Development to support: What is it we want ALL students to learn?  K-12 ELA curriculum (task force & writers – on Wednesdays at Oliphant) Based upon NEW common core standards  K-12 Science curriculum (task force & writers – on Thursdays at EBEC) Done in collaboration with East Providence & Newport  Implementation of K-12 Math curriculum (phase II)  Continued implementation of response to intervention (RtI) universal core curriculum including best practices in every classroom &PBIS  Continued work on benchmarking & standards based report cards k-8  Development of essential learning outcomes  Using online resources (gizmo, everyday math online, askri.org, etc.) Curriculum

6 Professional Development to support: How will we know if and when they’ve learned it?  Implementing NWEA primary MAP testing for grades K-2  Using NWEA MAP assessment data for grades K-12  Developing & implementing common formative assessments  Implementing AIMS WEB progress monitoring system  Using the data available in TIEnet Assessment & Evaluation

7 Professional Development to support: How will we respond when some students don’t learn? & How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are already proficient?  Implementation of response to intervention (RtI) module in TIEnet (including forms & graphs)  Implementation of personal math plans & personal behavior plans  Use of plps, pmps & pbps in response to intervention (RtI)  Best practices for targeted & intensive interventions Adjusting Instruction

8 Professional Development Days

9 Resources….

10 Professional Development Additional Professional Development Opportunities: Microsoft Office 2010 Teacher web sites (final site) i-Parent progress reporting & grade book My L Plan evaluation management Check My Learning Plan throughout the year for additional PD opportunities

11 Professional Development


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