3Website Code of Ethics Test 5 Most Violated Standards-power point by Marjorie Bazluki as a project for her Ed. Specialist degree at UGAGeneric Code of Ethics Power Point
4Georgia’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative Darkness to LightGeorgia’s Sexual AbusePrevention Initiative
5WHAT are we doing ABOUT IT Statewide Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative led by the Georgia Center for Child AdvocacyTrain Georgia adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuseCore valuesPreventionAdult FocusCommunity EngagementCultural Change
6PRIMARY TOOL Stewards of Children Created by Darkness to Light, this is the only adult-focused material that has been shown to change the protective behaviors of adults.Training takes 3 hours and cost $10Facilitator-led or online
7Contact InformationGeorgia Center for Child Advocacy Tiffany Sawyer-Director of Prevention ext.215
8Mazin EnCompass Software Tracking System for Students-At-Risk
9Early Identification, Referral and Monitoring “Mental Detectors, Not Metal Detectors” Dropout preventionBehavioral management and bullying preventionMental health, physical health, family service and academic intervention provider referral and monitoringEnsure the effectiveness of existing programs and servicesMulti-Tier System of Support (MTSS)Response to Intervention (RTI)Supplemental Educational Services (SES)Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
10Implementing an Identification and Referral Infrastructure Mazin EnCompass (www.mazineducation.com):Predict which students are likely to drop out based on multiple research-based indicatorsAutomatically flag students with indicators of dropout risk, or who are exhibiting signs of emotional or mental health problemsAutomate referral and monitoring to make sure vulnerable students are actually connecting to and benefiting from needed services.Manage school- and community-based programs and assess program efficacy, response time, and capacity;Streamline communication between teachers, staff and service providersDeliver real-rime, interactive reports for behavioral incident tracking, student progress monitoring, program evaluation, and referral management.
11Mazin EnCompass Pilot Results Mental HealthBEFOREYear 1*( )Year 2( )Year 3 ( )Year 4( )# of Referrals61143376423465# ContactedNot tracked111302369426# Served44106275320373% Conversion Rate72.13%74.13%73.14%75.65%80.22%Avg. Time between Referral and Initial Contact24 days37 days25 days26 daysMazin EnCompass works. Results from early pilot studies demonstrate substantial increases in referral rates, program connection and program completion.* Information from was tracked from multiple sources as the online referral system was not available until 2009.
12EthicsGame in partnership with Pioneer RESA Professional Learning
13Evolved out of the Georgia’s Educator Ethics Taskforce whose mission was to: To review status of educator ethics violations in GAToo consider current practices in ethics training and maintain ethics awareness of Georgia EducatorsTo recommend steps for improving ethics understanding and ethics behavior of Georgia Educators
14One of the recommendations of the Taskforce was: “The PSC and RESAs should continue and expand the development and delivery of ethics training content, resources and offering.”Because of this Taskforce recommendation…One online PLU course in ethical decision-making based on the Georgia Code of Ethics
15GEORGIA ETHICS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING UNIT (PLU) This one-of-a-kind program is delivered online and provides educators with the following tools to build an ethical culture with their class and community:The ability to identify ethical criteria that provide the foundation of professional ethicsThe ability to understand and apply standards in a model Code of Conduct for EducatorsThe ability to practice real life ethical issues using a repeatable decision model in a virtual environment
16TEACHERS Develop ethical career dispositions TEACHERS Develop ethical career dispositions. These engaging exercises let you experience and practice ethical decision-making in a virtual environment at your own pace. PRINCIPALS Build an ethical community with a common language. Provide your team with skills for resolving ethical conflicts while validating their completion of this critical learning experience. SUPERINTENDENTS Raise the bar and create an ethical culture with this program. Be proactive and provide your Educators powerful tools to face the ethical challenges of today.
17Contact information can be found at GAPSC Ethics Division Resource page and
19Web-based, online training and records management system which helps systems manage their critical compliance related activities; available 24/7Maintain legal records of all successful training completers for your school systemPioneer RESA
20Meet annual mandated training requirements Free up administrator and staff timeTrain new hires anytimeProvide legal database documentation of each trainingOffer potential customization for unique system trainingPioneer RESA
22Web Traffic July 2013 – October 2013 More than 163,000 trainings completed using ComplianceDirector modules!Pioneer RESA
23"Pioneer RESA is a wonderful group to work with "Pioneer RESA is a wonderful group to work with! The quality of service is impeccable! They are quick to respond to any and all concerns and go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied with their product. ComplianceDirector is incredibly easy to manage and monitor!" --Holly Boykin - Screven County School System--
24Contact information can be found at GAPSC Ethics Division Resource page and
25EthicsGame in Partnership with Pioneer RESA Professional Learning Understanding Educator Ethics for Georgia School Board Members
26This transformational course is delivered online and provides board members with the following tools to build an ethical culture within their community:The ability to understand your own ethical perspective along with the ethical perspectives of others, highlighting overall ethical diversityThe ability to comprehend real-life ethical issues that school administrators face when enforcing the Georgia Educator Code of EthicsThe ability to better support school administrators to improve educator ethics
27COURSE BENEFITSOnline access provides flexibility for the learner –work from the coffee shop or the kitchen table Engaging content holds learner’s attention through experiential exercises Consistency in message and language supports building an ethical culture Practical application brings insight into everyday issues faced by educational leaders and developed with the support of current GA school superintendents.
28Contact information can be found at GAPSC Ethics Division Resource page and
32Policy and Program Implications: Georgia’s Educator Ethics Assessment 32
33Policy and Program Implications State policy changesMulti-tiered certificationStatewide Educator Ethics Assessment
34GaPSC RuleGeorgia GaPSC-approved educator preparation providers (EPPs) shall ensure that candidatesComplete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in professional studies that includes knowledge about and application of professional ethics and social behavior appropriate for school and community, as well as specific knowledge about the Georgia Code of Ethics for EducatorsDemonstrate knowledge and dispositions reflective of the standards and requirements delineated in the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators
35GaPSC Rule (cont’d.)Provide information to each candidate on professional ethical standards, the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, the process for completing a background check, and application procedures for certification and employmentAssess candidates’ knowledge of professional ethical standards and the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators either separately or in conjunction with assessments of dispositionsRule , paragraph (3) (e) 7.
37Opportunities Ethics remediation LEAs and in-service educators CustomizationPre-serviceIn-serviceLeadersOther school personnelUse of data
38Georgia’s Educator Ethics Assessment Looking for a well-planned sequence of experiences based on the 11 standards in the Ga. Code of Ethics that:Establishes solid knowledge among the educator community (beginning with pre-service teachers and new teachers) of the Code of Ethics and the regulatory, dispositional, and ethical frameworks it representsElevates behavior and encourages compliant, ethical actions and decisionsPromote student safety and welfareAssist teachers with decisionsBear public scrutinyInspire public confidenceJANET – first slideGA asked for our help…For students … and for providers…38
39Recap: Broad Goals of Project MethodologyAsynchronous e-learning for training and assessmentCourseware and platform built by ETS vendorETS/GA team to guide, provide expertise, superviseModular approach to learningJASON’s first slide39
40Theme and Center Point: “The Professional Educator” ApproachesTheme and Center Point:“The Professional Educator”Like other professions, with special values, rules, duties, and public responsibilitiesAll of which have to be balancedAll of which have to be learned and practiced
41Approaches (cont’d.) Tone: Peer-to-peer, professional-to-professional NOT lecture, superior-to-underlingHigh attention to engagementUse video scenarios, storytellingFavor shorter modulesPositive modeling
42Approaches (cont’d.)Establish and rely on shared and balanced normative valuesCare for every student – but that’s not the only valueBalanced, in part, with firm and detailed approach to regulatory requirementsBalancing short- and long-term consequencesExplored in collaborative workshopGA very involved,I am working with expertise at ETS – BUT LSO gA team, PPL WHO UNDERSTAD WHAT THESE TEACHERS AND LEARERS NEEDUNIQUE BC OF g\innvolvenment of GA STAKEHOLDERS42
43Outline of Modules 1. Introduce Interest: The Professional Educator 2. Introduce Awareness: Overview of the Georgia Professional Educator3. Introduce Knowledge: The Professional Educator and the Student4. Introduce Knowledge: The Professional Educator, the School, and the Community5. Advance Knowledge: The Georgia Professional Educator6. Experience Knowledge: Ethical Decision Making for the Professional Educator.
45The Connection: Dispositions and Ethical Behaviors 45
46Professional Dispositions Defined VerbalNon-VerbalAttitudesValuesBeliefsStudentsFamiliesColleaguesCommunities
47Professional Dispositions: The End Goal To support student learning and development.
48A Balancing Act: Dispositions & Ethical Behavior Abandoning the conduct for professional services without prior release from contractCommitting any act of child abuse(verbal or physical)Establishes Respectful Relationships
49A Balancing Act: Dispositions & Ethical Behavior Demonstrates tenacity and self-reliance in pursuit of solutionsSubmit fraudulent requests or documentation for reimbursement of expenses or for pay(including fraudulent or purchased degrees)
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