Professional Development: “Design on A Dime”. November 2, 2013 10:45 – 11:35 Session S155 Grand C/D . Laurice Garrett , Sabine Eggleston, JoAnn Lewin Edison State College Ft. Myers, Florida. Our home institution:. We are soon to be: Florida SouthWestern State College.
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November 2, 2013 10:45 – 11:35Session S155
Laurice Garrett, Sabine Eggleston, JoAnn LewinEdison State College Ft. Myers, Florida
We are soon to be: Florida SouthWestern State College
one regional center
Groups of educators who come together voluntarily at least once a month. Group members are committed to improving their practice through collaborative learning (National School Reform Faculty, 2010).
A venue for “open sharing” and collegial conversations among professionals without fear of judgment or negative criticism (Spanneut, 2010).
An opportunity to “have robust conversations about improving teaching and learning that … ultimately lead to improved student learning” (Yendol-Hoppey & Fictmen Dana, 2010, p. 118).
Increased meaning and understanding of the content that teachers teach and the roles that play in helping all students achieve expectations.
$50 per module for adjuncts
“College Service” for Faculty presenting
Suggested by one faculty member but not well-received by department members prior to our West Point experience
Not everyone who did an observation took the time to complete the documentation.
*A faculty member was counted as a participant if (s)he observed another faculty member or was observed by another faculty member AND documentation was submitted
At one department meeting, a few faculty members shared what they had seen when they did observations
Responsibility for evaluation of adjunct classroom instruction has shifted to the department chair and fulltime instructors
We are in the process of creating an online repository of ideas and a discussion space. It is currently housed in Canvas, our online platform.
Hord, S. (1997) Professional Learning Communities: Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
National School Reform Faculty www.nsrfharmony.org
Spanneut, G. Professional Learning Communities, Principals, and Collegial Conversations. Kappa Delta Pit Record v. 16 no. 3 (Spring 2010) p. 100 -3
Yendol-Hoppey, D. & Fichtman, Dana, N. (2010) Professional Development: Building Expertise Within the Four Walls of Your School. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage.