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1 SHOW SOME PLC: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT Jason Koerner Lincoln High School Tallahassee, FL

2 EVERY TEACHER, SCHOOL, DISTRICT, STATE HAVE SIMILAR TARGETS: INCREASE ENROLLMENT IN RIGOROUS (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) COURSES INCREASE STUDENT SUCCESS IN (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) COURSES

3 C REATING EFFECTIVE GOALS FOR AP ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL GOALS …

4 S TEP #1 S ET G OALS T EACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, COUNTY PERSONNEL MUST AGREE ON SPECIFIC, ATTAINABLE GOALS. D ATA ANALYSIS SHAPES DECISIONS.

5 S TEP #1 S ET G OALS D ATA ANALYSIS SHAPES DECISIONS.

6 STEP #2 STRATEGIZE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, COUNTY PERSONNEL MUST AGREE ON SPECIFIC, ATTAINABLE STRATEGIES TO REACH GOALS. NO IDEA IS TOO SIMPLE, THE MORE COMPLEX THE STRATEGY, THE MORE DIFFICULT THE IMPLEMENTATION.

7 S TEP #2 S TRATEGIZE N O IDEA IS TOO SIMPLE, THE MORE COMPLEX, THE MORE DIFFICULT.

8 S TEP #3 I MPLEMENT T EACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, COUNTY PERSONNEL MUST MEET / COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER CONSISTENTLY TO INCORPORATE STRATEGIES. A LL MEMBERS OF PLC’ S MUST HAVE BUY IN / SUPPORT. (S TIPENDS, V OLUNTEERS, ETC )

9 S TEP #3 I MPLEMENT A LL MEMBERS OF PLC’ S MUST HAVE BUY IN / SUPPORT.

10 S TEP #4 M ONITOR A DMINISTRATORS AND COUNTY PERSONNEL MUST MONITOR, USING PRE - DETERMINED DATA, THE SUCCESS OF THE PLC ORIGINAL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL SUCCESS. M ODIFICATIONS ARE A MUST. C HANGES DO NOT MEAN FAILURE !

11 STEP #4 MONITOR WHAT DIFFICULTIES CAN YOU EXPECT? HOW CAN YOU PREPARE FOR MODIFICATIONS?

12 S TEP #5 R EFLECT T EACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNTY PERSONNEL MUST REFLECT ON THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM. T HIS IS NOT THE END !

13 STEP #5 REFLECT HOW/WHO WILL DETERMINE SUCCESS? WHAT MIGHT BE THE NEXT STEP?

14 L EON C OUNTY S CHOOLS C ASE S TUDY T ALLAHASSEE, FL “A” D ISTRICT R EQUIRED E XAMS 5 MAJOR HIGH SCHOOLS A PPROX STUDENTS C LEAR DIVIDE ON ENROLLMENT / SUCCESS

15 S TEP #1, S ET G OALS G OAL #1 (R ECRUIT S TUDENTS ) I NCREASE PARTICIPATION IN AP COURSEWORK THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. G OAL #2 (S UPPORT T EACHERS /S TUDENTS ) I NCREASE STUDENT SUCCESS IN AP COURSEWORK THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

16 STEP #2 STRATEGIZE GOAL #1 (RECRUIT STUDENTS) AP POTENTIAL GOAL #2 (SUPPORT TEACHERS/STUDENTS) TEACHER PLC’S AND INSTRUCTIONAL REPORTS TO THE TEACHER

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21 STEP #3 IMPLEMENT GOAL #1 (RECRUIT STUDENTS) OPTIONAL PARTICIPATION, COLLEGE BOARD PRESENTATION, DISTRICT LETTERS. GOAL #2 (SUPPORT TEACHERS/STUDENTS) OPTIONAL PARTICIPATION, INSTRUCTIONAL REPORT ANALYSIS.

22 PositivesNegatives Data- Biology

23 PositivesNegatives Data- Macroeconomics

24 PositivesNegatives Data- Statistics

25 STEP #4 MONITOR GOAL #1 (RECRUIT STUDENTS) DISTRICT PERSONNEL CREATED AP POTENTIAL MAILINGS, VIRTUAL COURSEWORK ANALYZED/DEVELOPED GOAL #2 (SUPPORT TEACHERS/STUDENTS) DISTRICT REVIEW VIDEOS/COURSEWORK.

26 STEP #5 REFLECT GOAL #1 (RECRUIT STUDENTS) NOT COMPLETE BUY-IN GOAL #2 (SUPPORT TEACHERS/STUDENTS) NOT COMPLETE BUY-IN

27 K EYS TO S UCCESS G OAL #1 (R ECRUIT S TUDENTS ) C OMPREHENSION OF AP P OTENTIAL D EDICATED DISTRICT LEADERSHIP U NDERSTANDING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS T EACHER “B UY -I N ”

28 K EYS TO S UCCESS G OAL #2 (S UPPORT T EACHERS /S TUDENTS ) C OMPREHENSION OF AP I NSTRUCTIONAL R EPORT D EDICATED DISTRICT LEADERSHIP U NDERSTANDING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS T EACHER “B UY -I N ”

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30 L INCOLN H IGH S CHOOL M OVES F ORWARD 1900 S TUDENTS 60% W HITE 40% M INORITY, 30% A FRICAN A MERICAN 25% F REE /R EDUCED 25 AP C OURSES, 1800 AP E XAMS 52% Q UALIFYING R ATE

31 GoalStrategyResult Increase student confidence in rigorous coursework. -Enrolled incoming 9 th grade students with a 3.0 MS GPA into Honors English and Honors World History in 9 th grade. - Strongest teachers placed in 9 th grade to prepare students for critical thinking. Over 200 additional students enrolled in 9 th grade Honors courses. Teachers requested additional training to improve strategies. Increase student enrollment in AP Courses. -Further utilize AP Potential. -Word of mouth- teachers, students, parents AP course request for the school year. Increase relevance of AP course content. - Required two day teacher workshop over summer. Complete participation by all teachers. Support increase in AP -Subject area test days. -Tutoring sessions. -Student survey No negative feedback. Teachers/Students volunteer. Specific areas for improvement.

32 Q UESTIONS ? J ASON K OERNER L INCOLN H IGH S CHOOL T ALLAHASSEE, FL KOERNERJ LEONSCHOOLS. NET


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