Changing Teacher Practice. Changing Student Outcomes. Summer Institutes. 2013. How to use Professional Development to Ensure Improved Student Outcomes. This presentation was adapted from Learning Forward, 2012. Our Outcomes . Define evaluation in relationship to professional learning;
This presentation was adapted from Learning Forward, 2012
Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.
-Standards for Professional Learning, 2011
Apply this to Professional Learning:
What does it mean in your district: Full implementation vs. Full Participation
A systematic, purposeful process of studying, reviewing, and analyzing data gathered from multiple sources in order to make informed decisions about a program. – Killion, 2008
The systematic investigation of merit and worth. – Thomas Guskey, 2000
Write 4-5 sentences that describe the evaluation process/steps you currently use as a leader responsible for assisting others with evaluating professional learning.
Tech Tool Idea:
Penzu – online writing journal
Good evaluations are the product of thoughtful planning, the ability to ask good questions, and a basic understanding about how to find valid answers. In many ways they are simply the refinement of everyday thinking. Good evaluations provide information that is sound, meaningful, and sufficiently reliable to use in making thoughtful and responsible decisions about professional development processes and effects (Guskey & Sparks, 1991).
Lead Box Evaluations
A simplistic approach to professional learning evaluation that fail to amplify the underlying theory and operation of the professional learning program.
Glass Box Evaluations
A comprehensive approach to professional learning evaluation that illuminates how professional learning program components interact to produce results.
Focus on outputs rather than what occurs in the program or what is presumed to be causing those outcomes and why
Focus on inputs and fail to shed light on HOW a program’s activities and resources interact to produce results.
Focus on what occurs and how it occurs within the program.
Focus on illuminating factors contributing to transformation process.
What is the difference?
Concerns-Based Adoption Model : Developed by Bill Rutherford, Gene Hall, Shirley Hord, and Susan Loucks-Horsley
What new insights did you gain as a result of your reading and discussion with others?
Share big ideas as a group
Set Standards for Acceptable Performance
Teachers implement new learning in their instruction.
Student performance increases.