Excellence in Professional Practice

Students will learn to promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.

Educational Administrators:

  • Allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration.
  • Facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and use of technology.
  • Promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital-age tools.
  • Stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTENT AND ACTIVITY PLANNER

Name (s): Hassanah Blake                             Date: May 6, 2015

Level (check one):           ☐ District          X  School      ☐ Team

PD Goal: Teachers will integrate technology to create rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning environments where students experience meaningful instruction that allows them to regularly interact with technological tools in ways that enrich their classroom experiences and improve student achievement.

Topic Potential Activity

 

Time:

a.    Deadlines

b.    Staff Time

Required Resources

 

Impact on Goal

 

1. WebQuests: The Making of A Good Journey On-Site PD Workshop; Peer Observations; Professional Article Resources; Peer Observation and Coaching; Websites; Teacher Collaboration; a. Initial Half-Day Training (During Staff-Development Day)

b. Initial Half-Day Training; PLC reflection 2x/Week; Lesson Plans

No cost or Substitute Req.; On-Site Computer Lab; Projector: Facilitated by Technology Coordinator, Staff Member, Parent or Community Volunteer HIGH

Increases Student Engagement; High-Order Thinking, Student-Centered Learning

2. Using Interactive Smart Boards in the Classroom On-Site PD Workshop; Peer Observations; Professional Article Resources; Peer Observation and Coaching; Websites; Teacher Collaboration a. Initial Half-Day Training (During Staff-Development Day)

b. Initial Half-Day Training; PLC reflection 2x/Week; Lesson Plans; Formal Observations

No cost or Substitute Req.; On-Site Computer Lab; Projector; Internet Access; Facilitated by Technology Coordinator, Staff Member, Parent or Community Volunteer HIGH

Increases Student Engagement; Through Multimedia, Student-Centered Learning

3. Digital Citizenship On-Site PD Workshop; Common Sense Media Website; Teacher Collaboration a. Initial 3-Hour Training

b. Initial 3-Hour Training; Lesson Plans;

No cost or Substitute Req.; On-Site Computer Lab; Projector; Internet Access; Facilitated by Technology Coordinator, Staff Member, Parent or Community Volunteer HIGH

Increases Student Engagement; Through Multimedia, Student-Centered Learning

4. Checks for Understanding Using Socrative Digital Tool On-Site PD Workshop; Socrative Digital Tool Account; Teacher Collaboration a. Initial 3-Hour Training

b. Initial 3-Hour Training; Lesson Plans; Formal Observations

No cost or Substitute Req.; On-Site Computer Lab; Projector; Internet Access; Facilitated by Technology Coordinator, Staff Member, Parent or Community Volunteer; Free Socrative Account MEDIUM

Increases Student Engagement; Immediate Monitoring of Student Understanding

5. Digital Storytelling On-Site PD Workshop; Digital Storytelling Websites; Teacher Collaboration; Ongoing Mentoring a. Initial 3-Hour Training – During Staff-Development Day

b. Initial 3-Hour Training; Lesson Plans; Ongoing Mentoring; Ongoing Online Collaboration

No cost or Substitute Req.; On-Site Computer Lab; Projector; Internet Access; Facilitated by Technology Coordinator, Staff Member, Parent or Community Volunteer HIGH

Increases Student Engagement; Authentic Learning Experiences

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