Presentation on theme: "Professional Development for School Leaders Technical Assistance Phase 3 Implementation and Documentation."— Presentation transcript:
1 Professional Development for School Leaders Technical Assistance Phase 3 Implementation and Documentation
2 Ongoing Professional Learning Three Phases ContemplationCollaborationImplementationOngoing Professional learning involvesContemplation- self-assessment and reflection, establishing linkages with the district needs to improve the quality of teaching and learning and student achievement, preparing a draft professional growth planCollaboration- collaboration between the superintendent and among colleagues in peer review process designed to support the creation, implementation and certification of the PGP.Implementation- engagement in the plan activities, monitoring of progress, collection and organization of evidence that will provide the basis for the documentation and summary narrative required for certification.Hank Cram EdD. NJASA
3 Let’s review…. During Technical Support Session 1 we covered: • Completing a standards- based self assessment.• Linking your self-assessment to school and district needs.• Creating a draft of your professional development plan (PGP).
4 Let’s review…. During Technical Support Session 2 we covered: • Meeting with your superintendent or designee (for those who are not superintendents) to review and improve your PGP.• Forming your peer review committee (PRC).• Working with your PRC to review and improve your PGP.
5 ImplementationSteps 7,8,9Collecting and Organizing Documentation of Professional Growth.Presenting Documentation of Professional Growth.Preparing for the Next Professional Growth Cycle.Working through the plan in accordance with the proposed activities and timelines, collecting data as evidence of growth, having the plan certified as completed by the superintendent or NJASA in the case of superintendents and preparing the next cycle of continuous professional learning.Hank Cram EdD. NJASA
6 IMPLEMENTATION AND DOCUMENTATION ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:1. How can I best plan for carrying out theactivities in my Professional Growth Plan?2. What will best demonstrate progress towardcompletion of my PGP and achievement ofmy goals?3. What will be the outcomes from the activitiesincluded in my PGP? What will bestdemonstrate those outcomes and theirimpact on district, school or program goals forimproving teaching and learning, andincreasing student achievement?4. What will best demonstrate mygrowth in the knowledge, skills, anddispositions indicated in the New JerseyStandards for School Leaders?5. How might I present my final report?
7 PERSONNEL PLANNING TOOL VERSION 1 Activities and Documentation
8 PERSONAL PLANNING TOOL, Version 1 *SAMPLE*PERSONAL PLANNING TOOL, Version 1ACTIVITIES AND DOCUMENTATIONNAME: Pat Doe STANDARD: Number 2GOAL: To learn about and train teachers in effective strategies for increasing our students’ conceptual understanding of the mathematics that they are learning.ACTIVITY &TIME FRAMEDESIRED OUTCOMEIMPLEMENTATION STEPSDOCUMENTATIONNOTESWHAT: Visit schools with demonstrable success in teaching students math concepts rather than just procedures.WHEN: October 2005 through April 2006To know the practices that successful teachers employ in causing students to develop a deep understanding of mathematical conceptsDo an internet searchfor schools to visit.Talk with colleagues at other schools and at the university to help identify schools to visit.Send a query through“Blackboard” and “Task Stream”Make contacts (phone, letter or ).Make arrangements for visit.Submit a request for the day.A list of possible schools to visit.A record of actual visits.A record of the questions that I asked, what I observed, and what I learned.Samples of responses from my internet-based query.Be sure to clear the visitation dates with the Superintendent.Bring one or more teachers with me?Bring the math supervisor with me?Make time to speak with the principal and anyone responsible for leading math professional development and instruction.Be sure to send a “thank you” and invitation to visit us.
9 PERSONAL PLANNING TOOL, VERSION 2 WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY?WHEN WILL I DO IT?WHAT DO I WANT AS A RESULT OF THIS ACTIVITY?WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO CARRY OUT THIS ACTIVITY?HOW AM I GOING TO DOCUMENT THIS ACTIVITY AND WHAT I LEARN FROM IT?
10 ACTIVITYUse either of the “Personal Planning Tools” to plan one or more of the activities that you might be incorporating into your PGP.
11 DOCUMENTATION SHOULD: • Reflect the target knowledge, skills and performances.• Serve as a basis for self-reflection and feedback fromyour superintendent and/or Peer Review Committee (PRC).• Be directly relevant and substantive.• Include “end products” that illustrate results and outcomes.• Be viewed as “work in progress”.
12 WE CAN ALL DO THE FIRST 80%.IT’S THE LAST 20% THAT WILL STRETCH US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
13 SOME GUIDING QUESTIONS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR DOCUMENTATION • How will I organize and manage the collection of my documentation?• How can my documentation best be organized to present to my PRC,superintendent/designee and/or NJASA for review and ultimatecertification of fulfillment of my PGP?• Do my artifacts and commentaries, and the manner in which I haveorganized them, clearly illustrate the ways in which I have grownprofessionally with respect to my PGP and the relevant Standards forSchool Leaders?Keep it manageable and up-to-date.
14 See your handouts for a list of some possible artifacts…
15 KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ON THE END-OF-CYCLE REPORT What did I Learn?How will I use It?How am I different?
16 Presenting Your End-of Cycle- Report •Meet with your PRC to polish your report.• Frame your presentation with the NJ Professional Standards for School leaders.• Stay focused on the desired and actual outcomes.• Make what you learned the heart of your presentation.• Encourage questions and quality feedback.• Have your PRC and the superintendent/designee or NJASA assist you in identifying ways to further your professional development.• Build on what you’ve learned as you develop your goal for the next cycle.
17 NEXT STEPS_____________________ 1. Complete your self-assessment and reflection.2. Identify links to organizational needs.3. Complete your PGP Draft.4. Arrange and hold your superintendent/designee conferences.5. Create and meet with your PRC.7. Refine and submit your PGP to the superintendent/designee or NJASA for “certification” by July 1 (or September 1 at the latest).8. Plan and implement your activities and documentation process.
18 Begin planning for the next PGP cycle during the winter and spring of your current project.
19 The Department’s Website will feature useful resources and links including: Introductory GuideImplementation Guide to School Leader Professional Learning InitiativeThe New Jersey Professional Standards for School LeadersFAQ’sAlternative self-assessment toolsDraft PGP TemplateLinks to Useful WebsitesOrthe NJASA and NJPSA websites