Professional Development - Florida Department of Education

Presentation to
Digital Instructional
Materials Workgroup
September 25, 2012
Provisions for professional development
related to technology and digital
resources for teachers and principals are
addressed in the following:
 Florida Educator Accomplished
Practices (FEAPs)
 Florida Principal Leadership
Standards (FPLS)
 Section 1012.98, F.S., School
Community Professional
Development Act
 Florida’s Professional Development
System Evaluation Protocol
Florida Educator
Accomplished Practices
Source: State Board Rule 6A-5.065: The
Educator Accomplished Practices
The Educator Accomplished Practices are
Florida’s core standards for effective
educators. They are the foundation for
teacher preparation programs for preservice
educator certification requirements
school district instructional personnel
evaluation systems
Florida Educator Accomplished Practices,
Each effective educator applies the foundational principles through six Educator
Accomplished Practices
Three of the Educator Accomplished Practices address use of technology:
2. The Learning Environment. To maintain a student-centered learning
environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and
collaborative, the effective educator consistently:
g. Integrates current information and communication technologies
i. Utilizes current and emerging assistive technologies that enable
students to participate in high-quality communication interactions and
achieve their educational goals
3. Instructional Delivery and Facilitation. The effective educator
consistently utilizes a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the
subject taught to:
g. Apply varied instructional strategies and resources, including
appropriate technology, to provide comprehensible instruction, and to
teach for student understanding
4. Assessment. The effective educator consistently:
f. Applies technology to organize and integrate assessment information
Florida Principal Leadership
Standards (FPLS)
Revised in 2011 to address the principal’s expanded
role in faculty development and continuing technology
growth needed in the schools
Source: State Board Rule 6A-5.080: Florida Principal
Leadership Standards
The Florida Principal Leadership Standards are
Florida’s core expectations for effective school
administrators. They form the foundation for:
 school leader personnel evaluations and professional
 school leadership preparation programs
 school leader educator certification requirements
Florida Principal Leadership
Standards (FPLS), continued
There are ten standards grouped into domains of
effective leadership. Each standard includes descriptors.
Two of the standards address use of technology:
Domain 2: Instructional Leadership:
• Standard 4: Faculty Development. Effective school leaders recruit,
retain and develop an effective and diverse faculty and staff. The
d. Identifies faculty instructional proficiency needs, including
standards-based content, research-based pedagogy, data analysis
for instructional planning and improvement, and the use of
instructional technology
Domain 3: Organizational Leadership:
• Standard 6: Decision Making. Effective school leaders employ and
monitor a decision-making process that is based on vision, mission
and improvement priorities using facts and data. The leader:
e. Uses effective technology integration to enhance decision
making and efficiency throughout the school
School Community
Professional Development Act
Source: Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes
Requires each school district to develop a professional
development system
Inservice activities for instructional personnel must focus on:
analysis of student achievement data
ongoing formal and informal assessments of student achievement
identification and use of enhanced and differentiated instructional strategies
that emphasize rigor, relevance, and reading in the content areas
enhancement of subject content expertise
integrated use of classroom technology that enhances teaching and
classroom management
parent involvement
school safety
District professional development systems must provide for
delivery of professional development by distance learning and
other technology-based delivery systems
Florida’s Professional
Development System
Evaluation Protocol 2010
Adopted by reference in State Board Rule 6A5.071: Master Inservice Plan Requirements
Districts align their professional development
systems with state standards as directed in
Statute 1012.98
Set of 65 standards adopted by state organized
into district, school, and educator levels
State conducts district reviews on a 4-year
cycle to determine compliance with state
standards through document reviews and
interviews at district, school, and educator
Florida’s Professional Development
System Evaluation Protocol, continued
Six standards specifically address use
of technology in professional learning
for educators
 Technology standards:
Use of Technology (Standards 1.2.5,
2.2.5, and 3.2.5)
 Web-based Resources and
Assistance (Standards 1.3.3, 2.3.3,
and 3.3.3)
Use of Technology
“Technology, including distance learning, supports and
enhances professional learning as appropriate and the
application and assessment of that learning as
appropriate.” (1.2.5, 2.2.5, 3.2.5)
Addresses instructional methods used in professional
learning for educators
Standard appears at all three levels to emphasize
importance of embedding technology use at all levels of
professional learning
Includes use of relevant technology in face to face
professional learning and distance learning such as
webinars or online courses
Not limited to professional development on use of
instructional technology in the classroom
Web-based Resources and
Assistance Standards
“The district supports the implementation of professional
learning through district and school web-based resources and
facilitates educator awareness of and access to district webbased resources.” (3.3.3)
 Focus of standard is on resources provided by district to
support professional learning and dissemination of
information to schools and educators
“The school supports the implementation of professional
learning through school and district web-based resources and
facilitates educator awareness of and access to district webbased resources.” (2.3.3)
 Focus of standard is on school leaders’ support of educator
use of web-based resources
“The district provides educators with web-based resources and
assistance to support implementation of professional learning.”
 Focus of standard is on educators’ use of the resources
Contact Information
Abigail Letcher, Program Specialist
Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development, and Retention
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (850) 245-0548
Dr. John Moore, Program Director, Educator Retention
Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development, and Retention
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (850) 245-0546
Full version of Protocol Standards document and Reviewer’s Guide
are available online:

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