2:150-AP4 Mission, Beliefs, Indicators and Measures for Professional Learning

Mission, Beliefs, Indicators and Measures for Professional Learning in Batavia 101

CONTEXT – The organization, system, and culture in which new learning will be implemented. The essential conditions for effective professional learning are…

BELIEFS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING INCLUDES…
INDICATORS
(What will we see if the beliefs are in action?)
Possible MEASURES or ARTIFACTS
Varied approaches to professional learning
  •  Multiple approaches to delivering professional learning are utilized
  •  Multiple learning opportunities exist at the district and building level
  • Professional Learning Catalogue (to be developed)
  • Registration Data (to be developed)
Systems that support a continuous
  •  A system of training-development-learning exists
  •  A culture of ongoing learning exists across all levels of the organization (staff, administration, BOE, community)
  • Appraisal Data set (to be developed)
  • Outside Conference/Workshop Requests (to be developed)
  • Professional Learning Satisfaction Survey (to be developed)
Time to support professional learning opportunities
  •  Job- embedded time is provided for teachers and groups to reflect on and process their learning
  •  Learning occurs within and beyond the work environment
  • % of building-directed meetings devoted to professional learning (to be developed)
  • Coaching/Mentoring logs (to be developed
Professional learning contributes to improve student achievement
  •  Collective responsibility for student achievement
  •  Collective responsibility for teacher success
  • School Improvement Plans
  • Data or Reflections (instructional rounds, articulation, data days)

PROCESS – The ‘how’ of professional learning. Describes the educator learning processes used in acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

BELIEFS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING INCLUDES…
INDICATORS
(What will we see if the beliefs are in action?)
Possible MEASURES or ARTIFACTS
Opportunities for collaboration and communication across all levels of the organization
  • Collaboration within and between buildings, grade levels, and content areas
  • Multiple means of communication about learning opportunities (i.e., website, staff meeting, etc.)
  • Ongoing communication to community about importance of professional learning for student achievement
  • Feedback on Professional Learning Communication Plan (to be developed)
  • Effectiveness data on mode and medium (to be developed)
Meaningful experiences are differentiated based upon adult learning needs
  • A balance exists between required and requested professional learning opportunities
  • Learning experiences are valued by staff
  • Learning occurs in a respectful environment that promotes risk-taking
  • Satisfaction Survey (to be developed)
  • Professional Learning Evaluations (to be developed)
The use of data and research for identifying professional learning needs
  • Professional Learning Advisory Council utilizes multiple data sources to recommend learning experiences (i.e., evaluation, appraisal, assessment, curriculum review, etc.)
  • Teachers and teams gather and analyze data
  • Teachers and teams read and discuss current research
  • PLAC self-assessment (to be developed)
  • Analyze PLAC agendas for time study

CONTENT – The ‘what’ of professional learning. Professional learning content addresses the knowledge and skills that ensure all students are successful.

BELIEFS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING INCLUDES…
INDICATORS
(What will we see if the beliefs are in action?)
Possible MEASURES or ARTIFACTS
Alignment to districtcurriculum
  • District curriculum is a guide for the content of learning opportunities
  • Induction includes learning of District curriculum
  • Specific opportunities for district and building leaders to become strong instructional leaders
  • Induction evaluations/program analysis
  • Tracking specialists needs, access, and professional learning continuum
Both content learning and pedagogy
  • Opportunities exist to increase teacher content knowledge
  • Opportunities exist to increase teacher craft in evidence-based strategies
  • Professional Learning Catalogue
  • Registration Information

Date Adopted: April 4, 2013