2:150-AP3 Professional Learning Advisory Council

Professional Learning Advisory Council

CHARGE: The Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC) will make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding comprehensive staff learning and training plans based on the curriculum and state/federal mandates.

1. Professional Learning Advisory Council

2 .Tasks and Documentation Needs

Task Statements Supporting Documentation/Artifacts
1. Establish and Support a Vision for Professional Learning
a Develop a Mission Statementb Define Beliefs and Indicatorsc Develop and implement systems for evaluating professional learning against the defined Mission and Beliefsd Support attainment of Mission and Beliefs
● Mission Beliefs and Indicators Document (almost completed)

● Evaluation system for PL (to be developed)

● Measures and artifacts from MBID (needs to be collected)

2. Define, Monitor, and Improve Methods/Structures for Professional Learning
a .Define and analyze current methods/structures for professional learning

b. Monitor effectiveness of methods/structures

c. Support development of new methods/structures based on data and need

d. Support professional learning through increased use of technology

● Framework for Professional Learning (to be developed)● Evaluation system (to be developed)

● Needs assessment (to be developed)

3 Create a Comprehensive Professional Learning Plan

a. Ensure professional learning opportunities are connected to student learning

b. Utilize a variety of tools to determine professional learning needs (assessment data, needs surveys, etc.)

c. Support professional learning linked to SIP/Building/Strategic goals

d. Align professional development to curricular objectives and state/federal mandates

● Data set (SIP, BEPR, eval., assessment overview, Appraisal summary), (to be developed)

● Professional Learning plan (district, school, team, individual), (to be developed)

● PD catalogue e.g., My Learning Plan-(to be developed)

4. Create a Culture of Collective Responsibility for
Student Learning

a .  Provide support for building and district leaders to be strong instructional leaders

b.   Encourage teacher leadership and the sharing of resources within the district

c.  Provide coordinated and sustained opportunities for collaboration

● Framework for Teacher Leadership (define, identify, promote, support, provide opportunities), (to be developed)

● Center for Resource Sharing (ideas, resources)

● Framework for Collaboration (i.d. opportunities, current structures, needs), ( to be developed)

5 Establish a Communication Plan

a. Develop systems to communicate the vision for professional learning to all stakeholders\

b. Provide a system to ensure ongoing communication about professional learning opportunities

c. Compile, analyze and disseminate data linked to the efficiency and effectiveness of professional learning

d. Coordinate with key work groups identified on the Collaborative Model (CAAC, BOE Policy, BEPR, etc.)

● Professional Learning Communication Plan (to be developed)

● PL data dashboard-Key Performance Indicators )KPI,/5 essentials (to be examined)

● Coordination process-policy, BEPR, CAAC (joint mee

3. Completion date: Ongoing

4. Meetings:
a Third Thursday of each month

b Typically 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

5. Composition:    Chairpersons: Chief Academic Officer (CAO) (non-voting)

● Board of Education (1 member)

● Administration (3- 1 representative from each level)

● Batavia Education Association Representatives (5 representatives: 1 classroom teacher from each level (2 elementary) and 1 from support)

6. Responsibilities of Members:

a Attend all meetings

b Stay current on best practices for professional learning

c Behave in a professional manner and adhere to group norms

d Respect the confidentiality of written and verbal communication and data

e Decision Making process (for February Meeting)

7. Nomination and Selection Procedures:

a. Selection procedures

i. Nomination form: See attached

ii. Nomination due: September 15 of each year

iii. Selection criteria: Commitment to professional learning, communication skills and understanding of adult learning will be considered in selecting candidates for the committee positions

b. Terms: 3 years. The Team year is November through October. Terms will be staggered.

c. Vacancy: All vacancies will be filled within 30 days of receiving notice of an open position
Removal: A representative member who is absent more than three meetings in a Team year shall be replaced immediately after the third absence, unless otherwise agreed by the rest of the entire Team.

8. Chair and recorder

a. Co-Chair: The Advisory Team shall elect a Co-chair to advise and serve in the absence of the CAO.

b. Recorder: Annually, in November of each year, a recording secretary shall be elected by the voting members.

9. Records of Meetings:

a. Agendas of each meeting should be developed by the CAO in collaboration with the co-chair.

b. Agendas will be posted 48 hours in advance by the recording secretary.

c. Minutes should be approved at the next meeting and posted to all employees within 48 hours.

10 .Biennial report to the Board of Education the progress towards goals

Date Adopted: 04/05/2013

Date Reviewed: 06/05/2013