Evaluating Professional Development Revisiting Thomas Guskey’s work
Activity: Table Talk Review professional development evaluation samples Discuss items which provide meaningful data to help inform future professional development in your LEA/Charter
Activity: Table Talk PD Evaluation Methods Focus group conversations Walkthroughs PLCs Anecdotal notes Suggestion box Informal conversations Surveying students Guskey Levels Level 2 Participants’ learning Level 3 Organization support and change Level 4 Use of new knowledge and skills
A Model Approach to Implementing the New Standard Course of Study Looking at the Instructional Technology Standards
Activity: Information and Technology Standards 1.Each group receives a packet of clarifying objectives from the “Sources of Information” strand. 2.Order these clarifying objectives across grade levels (K-12) = vertical progression 3.Verify your work with the IT Essential Standards document.
20th Century Classroom21st Century Classroom Time-basedOutcome-based Focus: memorization of discrete factsFocus: what students Know, Can Do and Are Like after all the details are forgotten. Lessons focus on the lower level of Bloom’s Taxonomy – knowledge, comprehension and application. Learning is designed on upper levels of Blooms’ – synthesis, analysis and evaluation Textbook-drivenResearch-driven Learners work in isolation – classroom within 4 walls Learners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world Teacher-centered: teacher is center of attention and provider of information Student-centered: teacher is facilitator/coach Little to no student freedomGreat deal of student freedom Fragmented curriculumIntegrated and Interdisciplinary curriculum
Video example? Media Literacy: http://www.edutopia.org/media-literacy- skills-video http://www.edutopia.org/media-literacy- skills-video
Future-ready Students for the 21 st Century “Every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21 st Century.” ~State Board of Education Guiding Mission
The P21 Framework Student Outcomes Support Systems
P21 Student Outcomes Critical thinkers Problem solvers Good communicators Good collaborators Information and technology literate Flexible and adaptable Innovate and creative Globally competent Financially literate
Life and Career Skills Flexibility and AdaptabilityInitiative and Self-directionSocial and Cross-cultural SkillsProductivity and AccountabilityLeadership and Responsibility
Learning and Innovation Skills CreativityCritical ThinkingCommunicationCollaboration
Information, Media and Technology Skills Information LiteracyMedia Literacy Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Literacy
Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes Core Subjects: ELA, World Languages, Arts, Mathematics, Economics, Science, Geography, History, Government and Civics. 21st Century Interdisciplinary themes embedded into the core subjects
21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes Global Awareness Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy Civic LiteracyHealth LiteracyEnvironmental Literacy
Activity: 21 st Century Skills Create a 30-minute learning activity that addresses one or more of the Information and Technology Essential Standards – and one content standard. Once you’ve created your learning activity, take a look at the P21 skills to identify where alignment occurs and to identify the potential to enhance the activity.
Team Time – Guiding Questions Which of the resources does your team already have? What did you see that could be useful for your team? How do these resources fit into your team’s current PD implementation plan? Which resources should be the priority for your team?
Reflective Learning Organizations Culture Professional Learning Communities Continuous Improvement Data Literacy
Activity: Brainstorm Characteristics of a Reflective Learning Organization
Building a Reflective Learning Organization Systems Thinking Personal Mastery Mental Models Shared Vision Team Learning
PLCs Culture Continuous Improvement Data Literacy
Go to http://FidelityCheck.ncdpi.wikispaces.nethttp://FidelityCheck.ncdpi.wikispaces.net Read the article titled, “School Culture Triage.” Complete the School Culture Triage Tool individually according to the directions on page 133. Discuss the results at your table.
Affinity Diagram Prioritize the Stoplight Sort guiding statements that scored 3 or 4. Write them on a sticky note. Prioritize them as a table group. http://hao2010.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/clipart_of_15195_sm_2.jpg
Affinity Diagram Whole Table Combine all sticky notes on the table Organize similar ideas. Label the categories. Identify two/three major ideas that emerged.
Team Planning Time SMART GOALS Work on SMART goals as relates to priorities discovered during the Stoplight Sort this morning. Report three ideas that your team will be implementing before the next fidelity check.
Questions for the Action Steps What is the proposed activity? Who needs to be involved? Who is responsible for doing what activities? What are the performance indicators? What are the milestones? Deliverables? What is the timeframe?