Deliberate Practice Presentation 2013-2014

Report
Improving Our
Profession Through
Deliberate Practice
Gone…
Here to stay!
O A truly individualized development plan
O Growth-oriented
O Credit in evaluation for growth, not just
performance
Deliberate practice is a way for
professionals to grow their expertise
through a series of planned
activities, reflection, and
collaboration.
DP is not a Marzano concept!
O David Shenk (2010)
O Geoff Colvin (2008)
Gladwell on DP
Malcolm Gladwell (2008):
“Success has to do with
deliberate practice.
Practice must be focused,
determined, and in an
environment where
there's feedback.”
Causal Chain
Deliberate
Practice
Teacher
Behavior
Student
Achievement
An expectation that all teachers can increase
their expertise from year to year, which produces
gains in student achievement from year to year-with a powerful cumulative effect
DP Steps
O Self-assessment (optional)
O Select focus indicators (up to 3)
O Develop action plan
O Approval
O Implement action plan
O Track progress, reflect, edit action plan
O Celebrate success!
Selecting Focus Indicators
O Based on self-assessment/previous evaluation or
in collaboration with evaluating administrator
O Employee chooses 1, 2, or 3 strategies for DP
O Subject to supervisor approval
O No indicators are dropped in 2013-14
O Select start and end goal
O Subject to supervisor approval
O No growth = unsatisfactory
Evaluation Impact
O Improve ratings in Domain 1
O Credit for growth in DP score
O Positively impact ratings in
Domain 2-4
DP Score Impact for 2013-14
Metric
Less than
3 years of data
3 or more
years of data
Instructional practice
50%
40%
Deliberate practice
10%
10%
Student learning
40%
50%
Closing Thoughts on
Deliberate Practice
O All instructional personnel, not just teachers
O Professional empowerment
O Feedback is paramount

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