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Professional Learning For Continuous Improvement

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Learners will examine the relationship of professional and personal learning to school, teacher, and student need. Learners will gain an array of effective ideas, strategies, plans, methods, and tools on designing and implementing professional development to promote the intellectual and self-reflective development of teachers as they collaborate to raise student achievement. Topics include components of high-quality staff development and learning networks.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Reflective Practice

    • Identify the characteristics of a reflective practitioner.
    • Identify protocols for reflective practice.
    • Explain how the idea of the reflective practitioner is tied to the teacher as learner.
    • Analyze the effect reflective practice has on student learning and achievement.
    • Determine how ongoing professional development contributes to the teacher as learner.

    Components of a Professional Development Plan

    • Identify components of an effective professional development plan.
    • Utilize knowledge of components of a professional development plan to create professional development needs assessment.
    • Analyze data from a school needs assessment to determine professional development needs.
    • Develop and present a professional development plan based on needs assessment that includes components of effective professional development.

    Implementing Schoolwide Comprehensive Initiatives

    • Develop plan for implementing initiatives-based, schoolwide professional development.
    • Determine how the professional development plan will be implemented.
    • Determine accountability and sustainability parameters for the professional development plan.
    • Analyze the effectiveness of an initiatives-based, schoolwide professional development plan.

    Implementing Team/Collaborative Professional Development

    • Create a schoolwide initiative study group.
    • Identify protocols for schoolwide study groups.
    • Generate suggestions for grade-level collaborative study.
    • Identify and develop protocols for successful peer coaching for collaboration.

    Individual Professional Development

    • Identify different coaching protocols for individual professional learning.
    • Identify coaching focus based on the student needs assessment.
    • Analyze various classroom observation tools.
    • Utilize knowledge of classroom observation protocols to develop a collegial walk-through model for peer observation.

    Schoolwide Professional Development

    • Analyze the components of a schoolwide professional development plan.
    • Identify different protocols for looking at student work.
    • Design a grade-level plan to implement a learning initiative based on results from reviewing student work.
    • Apply the professional learning community (PLC) model.
    • Evaluate reflective practitioner model.
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