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1 © American Student Achievement Institute May be reproduced with proper citation for educational purposes.

2 What knowledge and skills do teachers and others need to successfully implement your advisory program? FOUNDATIONAL QUESTION American Student Achievement Institute

3 SHIFT IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OLDNEW Fad Hodge-podge Professional development supports school improvement strategies One-time activity Continuum of professional development activities Info – Skill Building – Feedback – Refinement Sit and getEmbedded in the day-to-day routine Experts present Teachers develop expertise American Student Achievement Institute

4 EMBEDDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PART OF THE DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINE Fosters continuous growth Encourages risk-taking Provides feedback, support & celebration Strategies more likely to be implemented American Student Achievement Institute

5 EXAMPLES - EMBEDDED ACTIVITIES 1.Study groups 2.Peer coaching / mentoring 3.Professional reading 4.Reflection 5.Feedback 6.Collaborative problem solving 7.Action research (testing and refining new practices) American Student Achievement Institute

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7 Who will implement the strategy(ies)? STEP 1: PARTICIPANTS American Student Achievement Institute

8 STEP 2: FOCUS STAGEFOCUSACTIVITY AwarenessInformation Presentation Talk To InterestRationale Presentation Talk To PreparationSkill BuildingWorkshop Early Use Feedback / Support Peer Coaching Routine Use Effectiveness Research Data Analysis American Student Achievement Institute

9 1.What knowledge and skills do the participants need to successfully implement the advisory program 2.Which of these will be covered in the professional development activity? STEP 3: GOALS American Student Achievement Institute

10 STEP 4 : FORMAT 1.DESCRIPTION a.How will the activity be embedded? (part of the day-to-day routine) b.Implementation window (calendar)? 2.ACTIVITY EVALUATION What data will indicate that the participants changed an attitude or behavior? Caution: Don’t count participants or objects distributed. American Student Achievement Institute

11 STEP 5: FOLLOW-UP 1.EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS Tell participants what they are expected to do with the knowledge & skills gained. 2.PARTICIPANT REPORT BACK Tell participants how, what, where, and when they will report back concerning their use of the knowledge and skills gained. 3.FEEDBACK & SUPPORT Reinforce risk-taking Provide feedback and support Celebrate successes American Student Achievement Institute

12 STEP 6: NEXT STEP What comes next in the continuum of professional development activities ? American Student Achievement Institute

13 Typical Agenda – Advisor Meetings 1.Feedback What went well / not well since we met last? 2.Input What activities are coming? Tips 3.T roubleshooting Who’s having difficulty? Suggestions from other advisors 4.Encouragement American Student Achievement Institute

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15 1.Speed of Change 2.Stage of Change 3.Resistance PAY ATTENTION American Student Achievement Institute

16 1.Student Release Days 2.Prep Time (prof dev is part of prep) 3.Outside Contract Time voluntary without stipend voluntary with stipend American Student Achievement Institute


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