Professional Development Week

Report
Putting It All Together
Professional Development Week, August 18-22
Board Meeting
October 7, 2014
Elementary School Schedule
Date
Time
Location
Presentation
Presenter
Materials Needed
8/18
8:00-9:30
9:30-11:30
School site
Welcome
“The Granite Way in Everyday
Practice”
Superintendent Bates
Todd Braeger
Reflection Journal
11:30-3:30
School site
Instructional Preparation
8/19
Full Day
School site
Staff Meeting
Instructional Preparation
Principal
8/20
8:00-4:00
All schools at Network High School
Welcome
Instructional Practices
District Office
Representative
Principal
Content Literacy
Math
School Literacy Coach
School STS
Reflection Journal
Apply Learning from
Professional Development
Instructional Preparation
Principal
Reflection Journal
(Lunch provided)
8/21
8/22
8:00-4:00
Full Day
School site
School site
Reflection Journal
Secondary School Schedule
Date
Time
Location
Presentation
Presenter
Materials Needed
8/18
8:00-9:30
9:30-11:30
School site
Welcome
“The Granite Way in Everyday
Practice”
Superintendent Bates
Todd Braeger
Reflection Journal
11:30-3:30
School site
Instructional Preparation
8/19
Full Day
School site
Staff Meeting
Instructional Preparation
Principal
8/20
8:00-4:00
All schools at Network High School
Welcome
Instructional Practices
District Office
Representative
Principal
(Lunch provided)
8/21
8/22
8:00-4:00
Full Day
Secondary at sites indicated by
content area
Content Area
Curriculum, Assessment &
Instruction
School site
Apply Learning from
Professional Development
Instructional Preparation
Reflection Journal
GSD Teacher,
Curriculum Specialist,
Guest
Reflection Journal
Principal
Reflection Journal
Monday, August 18
• “Putting It All Together”/Superintendent
Bates
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Built on previous year’s direction
Established focus for subsequent work
Articulated priorities
Summarized The Granite Way
Safari Montage video link
Monday, August 18
• “The Granite Way in Everyday
Practice”/Todd Braeger
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Prezi link, zipped presentation file for download
Safari Montage video link
Script
4 performance areas flipbook
Dream Big protocol
Professional Doesn’t Mean Autonomous excerpt
SSC Rotation Schedule
Teaming Structure Purpose form
Work Together article
Working Together info sheet
Wednesday, August 20
• Networks at High Schools/District
Administration, Principals
– Focus on collaboration for CCR, knowing
students, individualizing for needs
– Menu of highly effective instructional
strategies
– Facilitation notes (four sessions)
– Tasks
– Graphic organizers
– Professional articles
– Resource handouts
Sites for Wednesday, August 20
• GTI/YESS staffs: Cottonwood High
• Connection High staff: Olympus High
• Cyprus Network staffs: Matheson Junior
Thursday, August 21
• Elementaries/Principals
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ELA presentation: Safari Montage link, PPT
ELA handout packet
Go Math training PPT
Login instruction for teachers
Password rules, parent welcome letters
Think Central navigation
Substitute directions for Go Math
Progress monitoring summary grades 1-3
Thursday, August 21
• Secondaries/GSD Teachers, Specialists,
Guests
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Overviews
Guest presentations
Teaching demonstrations
Video clips
PPTs, related documents
Application tasks
Sites for Thursday, August 21
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Cottonwood: ELA/ESL
Connection: Music
Olympus: Fine Arts
GTI: CTE
Hunter: Math
Skyline: Science
Granger: PE/Health,
Drivers Ed
– Kearns: Social Studies
– Taylorsville: World
Language
– Kennedy Jr:
Secondary Special
Education
– Hartvigsen: Severe
Special Education
– Matheson Jr: K-12
Psychologists, Social
Workers, Counselors
Friday, August 22
• Applying Your Learning/Principals
• Personal and collective reflection
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School wide goals
PG&E goals
PLC agendas
Classroom practices
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Tying It All Together...the Granite Way
Tying what we’ve learned to
our school-wide goals
Tying what we’ve learned
to PLC work
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Tying what we’ve learned to
PG&E
Tying what we’ve learned to
classroom practices
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As a school faculty, we can now expand our individual professional learning to a shared
professional learning opportunity. Using your Reflections Journals, and the prompts above, we
can tie this week’s learning to our work in our school.
Respondents from all grade levels, content areas, in multiple ways
SURVEY DATA SUMMARY
Excellent
Strongly Agree
Good
Agree
Average
Neither Agree nor Disagree
Poor
Disagree
N/A
Strongly Disagree
The Granite Way in Practice
• Rated excellent or good
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DVD welcome message: 40%
DVD foundation for working together: 44%
Facilitation by principals: 69%
Grouping in PLC’s: 65%
Conversations generated: 56%
Monday, August 18
The Granite Way in Practice
• Generalized comments
– I liked the refresher on The Granite Way.
– I like my own principal facilitating the
process.
– I like everyone in the district hearing the
same message.
– I liked the clarity in district goals.
– It was good meeting together with our own
teachers.
Monday, August 18
Meeting Together as Networks
• Rated strongly agree or agree
– Keynote set positive tone for the day: 57%
– Discussion gave me new insight into what I
need to consider about each student: 59%
– Knowing students’ soft skills will further
inform how I scaffold student support: 62%
– I will find myself checking for student
understanding more effectively/meaningfully:
62%
Wednesday, August 20
Meeting Together as Networks
• Generalized comments
– Meeting in networks gave me a sense of
being part of something bigger.
– The information on soft skills was good.
– We were brought together as networks but
did no vertical teaming.
– We need to have differentiated PD.
– Why didn’t we work together as grades,
departments to differentiate our own
instruction?
Wednesday, August 20
Elementary/Secondary Content Day
• Rated strongly agree or agree
– Helped me better understand the Instructional
Design we need to follow: 61%
– Gave me tools to help me teach better: 62%
– Good use of PD time: 57%
– Chose effective presenters: 67%
– Left PD with more resources than I had before:
58%
– Left content with better understanding of testing
expectations: 47%
– Left with better sense of support from
district/specialists: 45%
– Use this format every year: 39%
Thursday, August 21
Elementary/Secondary Content Day
• Generalized comments
– It would have been nice if we were asked
what kind of PD we want.
– It was helpful to be with content teachers and
have grade level conversations.
– Not beneficial – health combined with PE, Go
Math down nationwide.
– Teachers working with teachers makes all
the difference.
Thursday, August 21
The Week as a Whole
• Yes or No
– The 3 days were worthwhile: 55% yes
– Would rather work fewer days than have this
kind of PD: 39% yes
– Am grateful Board added extra days for this
PD: 72% yes
– Like format just as it was: 34% yes
– Like most of the week, but would revise
parts: 67% yes
The Week as a Whole
• Generalized Comments
– Like the additional pay, but need more time
setting up our rooms.
– Instructional preparation days should be full
not half days.
– Give site levels more flexibility in deciding
what to do for PD.
– Too much theory, not enough to try the next
day.
– We need more differentiation for teacher
needs.
I’d Like Additional Support with . . .
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Using higher order questions 42%
Student engagement strategies 41%
Tier II interventions and extensions 33%
Content and language objectives 27%
Working with English Language Learners
25%
Working with Special Ed students 22%
Classroom management 18%
Tier I instructional strategies 16%
Working with students on 504 plans 14%
Personalized Comments on Year
• What are you most excited about . . . ?
546 responses
– frequent references to students, PLC’s,
collaboration
• What gives you the most anxiety
about . . .?
609 responses
– concerns over testing, not enough time to do
everything expected
Even distribution in responses over grade levels, departments,
job assignments
CONCLUSIONS
Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps
• Sometimes we pay too much attention to
small, outspoken groups of teachers.
(survey needs in advance)
• The message of “knowing your student”
has largely been taken as
emotional/personal. Knowing students
academically is a new idea intended to
improve Tier I instruction; let’s move from
“knowing” in terms of school climate to
“knowing” instructionally.
Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps
• Teachers are grateful to the Board for
additional days to the calendar, but many
would prefer more time in their
classrooms in lieu of PD. (consolidate
instructional preparation time)
• Overall opinions by percentages are
often contradicted by comments;
teachers are not always sure what they
want. (base plan on year’s evidence)
Big Ideas to Govern Next Steps
• Theme (“Putting It All Together”) was not
clear to many; different components of
days were not necessarily connected for
some teachers. (continually articulate
connections/check for understanding)
• Differentiate PD
• Provide for vertical articulation

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