Using eWalk PACE in CTE - Association for Career and Technical

Report
eWalk PACE:
Using Walkthrough Data to Drive Professional
Development Plans and Reinforce Academic/CTE
integration and Quality CTE instruction
Mary Rodman, PhD.
Michael Curley, Ed. D.
ACTE Vision
December 2013
Introductions
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Mary Rodman, PhD.
 Retired Executive Director with 34 years’ experience
 Consultant – PA Department of Education
 Edu-Entrepreneur – Zezza Curley Associates, LLC
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Michael Curley, Ed. D
 Retired Executive Director with 35 years’ experience
 Consultant – Pa Department of Education
 Edu-Entrepreneur – InnerLink, Inc. and eWalk PACE
Representative
PA – Technical Assistance Program
CTE Improvement – Literacy, Numeracy and Skill
Attainment
 Intensive Services – TCTW Workshops, MAX Teaching,
PA Inspired Leadership (Administrator Training),
Coaching, NOCTI Prep Materials
 Pennsylvania Association of Career Technical
Administrators – CT Distinguished School Leaders
 Results
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• NOCTI – Dramatic Increase in Scores
• Literacy/Numeracy – Increases in scores at higher rate than
regular population
• Increased CTE Awareness and Emphasis by Stakeholders
eTools for Schools Students
eWalk Plus- Teacher Effectiveness, Video Coaching, Peer
to Peer Observations, Evidence and Artifacts
 Force Field Posters – A new way to teach!
 Navigate – Safe Schools
 Health eTools for Schools – Health & PE, School Nursing
 Student Health Force – Online Health Education and
Wellness Tracking
 VIVA – Online Modules: Video Interactive Virtual
Anatomy
 Student Assistance Software – Tracking SAP
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Session Goals/Objectives
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Essential Question
• How can we efficiently collect and analyze real-time
data to inform instructional decisions and
professional development needs?
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Goals
• Understand and apply the rationale for the
administrative walk-through strategy
• Learn about the PA Technical Assistance and two
school’s implementation plan
• Apply the implementation process with state-of-theart technology
Using Data
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School Improvement Plans: Technical Assistance
Program – TCTW/HSTW – Perkins Improvement - Career
and Technical Distinguished School Leader
• What do you look for to improve student performance?
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Example - Demonstration of an eWalk
• iPods/iPads
• Laptop
Review a Walk-Through Report
• PA Department of Education
• Workforce Education Teacher Preparation and Training
• Reading Muhlenberg CTC
• Educator Effectiveness
Examples from the Field
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PA Technical Assistance – CTE School Improvement
Walk Through: Reinforce integration and instructional
planning/practices
Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology –
Foundations Template: Reinforce school philosophies
Teacher Education and Preparation – Penn State
University Field Model
Teacher Effectiveness – North Montco Technical Career
Center
Why walkthroughs . . .
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Increased principal presence/awareness
Focus on expectations and instructional
outcomes
Increased teacher-student time on task
Snapshot, system-wide data
Professional development needs and
assessment
Higher quality, specific conversations
Increased learning (student, teacher,
administration)
Before you start . . .
Determine why
 Identify previous
experiences
 Talk to faculty
 It’s a strategy – align
with other
improvement efforts
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Create instrument
Establish consistent
guidelines
Provide training
Include nonadministrators
Pilot instrument
and revise, if
necessary
More Q’s before you start . . .
Who will analyze data?
 How will data be analyzed?
 What are the threats to the process?
 What is the consistent terminology?
 With whom will the data be shared?
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Methods
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eWALK-PACE
 Paper Method
• Electronic medium
• Paper medium
• Easy entry
• Requires clerical entry
• Easy collection
• Easy collection
• Automatically records
routine data: date, time,
observer, etc.
• Immediate feedback
• Easy processing
• Easy analysis and report
• Requires multiple
copies
• Requires processing
• Requires storage
• Requires manipulation
Look for . . .
Objective or EQ posted
 Vocabulary or word wall
 Graphic organizers or visual aids
 Differentiated assignments
 Technology to enhance instruction
 Academic integration
 Rubrics or assessment guides
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eWalk® PACE
Available on most mobile and web platforms
• iPhone / iPod Touch
• iPad (HD)
• Android
• Desktop (Win, Mac, Linux)
• PalmOS
• Windows Mobile
• BlackBerry
• Web (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome)
Mobile assessments
Counters and timers
Education and Health Applications
• Management walkthroughs/rounds
• Health and safety checklists
• Physical activity monitoring
• Staff evaluation, assessment
• Plant/equipment inspections
• Group assessment
• Incident tracking
Reports with graphs
eWalk® PACE – Examples of Walk
Throughs being used in PA
After the first year . . .
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Reflection
• How did it improve instruction?
• Why?
• What did not work?
• Why?
• What is the focus of instruction next year?
• How can the process be improved?
• How can the instrument be improved?
Walk-throughs – Do’s and Don’ts
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They should
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They should not
• Used for professional
• Be a distraction
• Be a secret
• Be used for evaluation
development
• Be focused
• Be the tool
• Be inclusive
for specific teachers
• Be random or unfocused
• Be the outcome
• Be exclusive
• Enhance learning
• Be communicated
Increase learning
Just another gimmick
Contact Information
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For more information on eWalk PACE, email
[email protected] or call
(717) 314-1089

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