Presentation on theme: "DIY Professional Development Jason Koerner Lincoln High School Tallahassee, FL"— Presentation transcript:
DIY Professional Development Jason Koerner Lincoln High School Tallahassee, FL firstname.lastname@example.org http://prezi.com/bs_urwhcclmz/diy-professional- development
Where I’ve Been AP US Government/ AP Macroeconomics US Government reader/ table leader AP Director Assistant Principal
Our School 20082012 2000 Students 30% Minority 17% Free/Reduced Lunch 35% Minority 21% Free/Reduced Lunch 130 9 th Grade English Honors Students 350 9 th Grade English Honors Students 1500 AP Exams Tested2100 AP Exams Tested 49% scored 3+53% scored 3+ 37.5 E&E55 E&E
Lincoln’s Challenge Student support of culture “New” AP students “New” AP teachers County training for other needs TRAINING?!
What makes any teacher effective?
What makes AP teachers effective?
Keys to Lincoln AP Training Create “Buy in” Develop trust and support with teachers Improve Instruction Improve Assessment Improve Support
How do you get teachers excited about training/ consistency? Administrative Meetings in May with all teachers.
How do you develop trust/support between teachers and administrators? Place priority on new strategies – Paid trainings – Multiple training dates – Strong administrator presence
How do you improve instruction, assessment, and student support? Flexible training schedule Teacher support binder Open discussions between teachers/administrators
What is AP? (45 Minutes) Allow teachers an opportunity to share their opinions. – Teacher and student actions Show data from student survey – Discuss student expectations Front Section of Teacher Binder
Course Overview and Standards (75 Minutes) Course Description – Introduction – The Course – Topic Outline – The Exam – Sample Multiple Choice – Sample Free Response Section 1 and of Teacher Binder 1 st 15 minutes Discuss content Last 60 minutes Instructional focus calendar
AP Exam Data (60Minutes) Review School Data – 1 positive, 1 negative, 1 IPDP goal Review State Data – Comparison Review National Data – Good, bad, ugly Section 3 of Teacher Binder