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Putting It All Together Professional Development Week, August 18-22 Board Meeting October 7, 2014.

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1 Putting It All Together Professional Development Week, August Board Meeting October 7, 2014

2 Elementary School Schedule DateTimeLocationPresentationPresenter Materials Needed 8/18 8:00-9:30 9:30-11:30 School site Welcome “The Granite Way in Everyday Practice” Superintendent Bates Todd BraegerReflection Journal 11:30-3:30School siteInstructional Preparation 8/19Full DaySchool site Staff Meeting Instructional Preparation Principal 8/208:00-4:00 All schools at Network High School (Lunch provided) Welcome Instructional Practices District Office Representative Principal Reflection Journal 8/218:00-4:00School site Content Literacy Math School Literacy Coach School STSReflection Journal 8/22Full DaySchool siteApply Learning from Professional Development Instructional Preparation PrincipalReflection Journal

3 Secondary School Schedule DateTimeLocationPresentationPresenter Materials Needed 8/18 8:00-9:30 9:30-11:30 School site Welcome “The Granite Way in Everyday Practice” Superintendent Bates Todd BraegerReflection Journal 11:30-3:30School siteInstructional Preparation 8/19Full DaySchool site Staff Meeting Instructional Preparation Principal 8/208:00-4:00 All schools at Network High School (Lunch provided) Welcome Instructional Practices District Office Representative Principal Reflection Journal 8/218:00-4:00 Secondary at sites indicated by content area Content Area Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction GSD Teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Guest Reflection Journal 8/22Full DaySchool siteApply Learning from Professional Development Instructional Preparation PrincipalReflection Journal

4 Monday, August 18 “Putting It All Together”/Superintendent Bates –Built on previous year’s direction –Established focus for subsequent work –Articulated priorities –Summarized The Granite Way –Safari Montage video link

5 Monday, August 18 “The Granite Way in Everyday Practice”/Todd Braeger –Prezi link, zipped presentation file for download –Safari Montage video link –Script –4 performance areas flipbook –Dream Big protocol –Professional Doesn’t Mean Autonomous excerpt –SSC Rotation Schedule –Teaming Structure Purpose form –Work Together article –Working Together info sheet

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7 Wednesday, August 20 Networks at High Schools/District Administration, Principals –Focus on collaboration for CCR, knowing students, individualizing for needs – Menu of highly effective instructional strategies –Facilitation notes (four sessions) –Tasks –Graphic organizers –Professional articles –Resource handouts

8 Sites for Wednesday, August 20 GTI/YESS staffs: Cottonwood High Connection High staff: Olympus High Cyprus Network staffs: Matheson Junior

9 Thursday, August 21 Elementaries/Principals –ELA presentation: Safari Montage link, PPT –ELA handout packet –Go Math training PPT –Login instruction for teachers –Password rules, parent welcome letters –Think Central navigation –Substitute directions for Go Math –Progress monitoring summary grades 1-3

10 Thursday, August 21 Secondaries/GSD Teachers, Specialists, Guests –Overviews –Guest presentations –Teaching demonstrations –Video clips –PPTs, related documents –Application tasks

11 Sites for Thursday, August 21 –Cottonwood: ELA/ESL –Connection: Music –Olympus: Fine Arts –GTI: CTE –Hunter: Math –Skyline: Science –Granger: PE/Health, Drivers Ed –Kearns: Social Studies –Taylorsville: World Language –Kennedy Jr: Secondary Special Education –Hartvigsen: Severe Special Education –Matheson Jr: K-12 Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors

12 Friday, August 22 Applying Your Learning/Principals Personal and collective reflection –School wide goals –PG&E goals –PLC agendas –Classroom practices

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14 SURVEY DATA SUMMARY Respondents from all grade levels, content areas, in multiple ways Excellent Good Average Poor N/A Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree

15 The Granite Way in Practice Rated excellent or good –DVD welcome message: 40% –DVD foundation for working together: 44% –Facilitation by principals: 69% –Grouping in PLC’s: 65% –Conversations generated: 56% Monday, August 18

16 The Granite Way in Practice Generalized comments –I liked the refresher on The Granite Way. –I like my own principal facilitating the process. –I like everyone in the district hearing the same message. –I liked the clarity in district goals. –It was good meeting together with our own teachers. Monday, August 18

17 Meeting Together as Networks Rated strongly agree or agree –Keynote set positive tone for the day: 57% –Discussion gave me new insight into what I need to consider about each student: 59% –Knowing students’ soft skills will further inform how I scaffold student support: 62% –I will find myself checking for student understanding more effectively/meaningfully: 62% Wednesday, August 20

18 Meeting Together as Networks Generalized comments –Meeting in networks gave me a sense of being part of something bigger. –The information on soft skills was good. –We were brought together as networks but did no vertical teaming. –We need to have differentiated PD. –Why didn’t we work together as grades, departments to differentiate our own instruction? Wednesday, August 20

19 Elementary/Secondary Content Day Rated strongly agree or agree –Helped me better understand the Instructional Design we need to follow: 61% –Gave me tools to help me teach better: 62% –Good use of PD time: 57% –Chose effective presenters: 67% –Left PD with more resources than I had before: 58% –Left content with better understanding of testing expectations: 47% –Left with better sense of support from district/specialists: 45% –Use this format every year: 39% Thursday, August 21

20 Elementary/Secondary Content Day Generalized comments –It would have been nice if we were asked what kind of PD we want. –It was helpful to be with content teachers and have grade level conversations. –Not beneficial – health combined with PE, Go Math down nationwide. –Teachers working with teachers makes all the difference. Thursday, August 21

21 The Week as a Whole Yes or No –The 3 days were worthwhile: 55% yes –Would rather work fewer days than have this kind of PD: 39% yes –Am grateful Board added extra days for this PD: 72% yes –Like format just as it was: 34% yes –Like most of the week, but would revise parts: 67% yes

22 The Week as a Whole Generalized Comments –Like the additional pay, but need more time setting up our rooms. –Instructional preparation days should be full not half days. –Give site levels more flexibility in deciding what to do for PD. –Too much theory, not enough to try the next day. –We need more differentiation for teacher needs.

23 I’d Like Additional Support with... Using higher order questions 42% Student engagement strategies 41% Tier II interventions and extensions 33% Content and language objectives 27% Working with English Language Learners 25% Working with Special Ed students 22% Classroom management 18% Tier I instructional strategies 16% Working with students on 504 plans 14%

24 Personalized Comments on Year What are you most excited about... ? 546 responses –frequent references to students, PLC’s, collaboration What gives you the most anxiety about...? 609 responses –concerns over testing, not enough time to do everything expected

25 CONCLUSIONS Even distribution in responses over grade levels, departments, job assignments

26 Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps Sometimes we pay too much attention to small, outspoken groups of teachers. (survey needs in advance) The message of “knowing your student” has largely been taken as emotional/personal. Knowing students academically is a new idea intended to improve Tier I instruction; let’s move from “knowing” in terms of school climate to “knowing” instructionally.

27 Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps Teachers are grateful to the Board for additional days to the calendar, but many would prefer more time in their classrooms in lieu of PD. (consolidate instructional preparation time) Overall opinions by percentages are often contradicted by comments; teachers are not always sure what they want. (base plan on year’s evidence)

28 Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps Theme (“Putting It All Together”) was not clear to many; different components of days were not necessarily connected for some teachers. (continually articulate connections/check for understanding) Differentiate PD Provide for vertical articulation


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