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  1. The Professional Certificate for Administrators Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  2. Welcome! • You are… • Your work is… (where and what) • One interesting fact about you is… • One detail we should know to work well together is… Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  3. Today you will… Know/Understand: Rule differences between new/old admin cert; The ISLLC standards; About credible and convincing evidence; Products/performances you’ll complete; SMART goals. Do: Learn more about each other; Examine sample work and develop rubrics for three products; Write and revise one Portfolio entry (with potential artifacts); List potential PGP focus area; Develop a draft Action Research for Student Learning proposal. Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  4. Administrivia • Admission Verification • How the NWESD Admin ProCert Program came to be…and how we make improvements • About the NWESD Admin ProCert Program web presence Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  5. Old System New system • 1 year of successful administrative experience • 15 credits/150 clock hours earned after the initial certificate (having some relationship to 21 domains) • Completion of approved professional certificate program • 3 contracted years employment as a principal or assistant principal or program administrator Second-Level Certificate Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  6. Current status • Pro Cert framework approved by PESB, 7/06 • First : • programs approved, 7/07 • 20 candidates in three programs, 07-08 • panel training and assessment, 6/08 • Program refinement/improvement based on feedback and program evaluation (ongoing) • Currently have 10 programs Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  7. Guiding Principles • Student learning = measure of success • Job-embedded professional development aligned with school improvement needs in Washington • Partnership: Higher education, AWSP, WASA, OSPI, districts • Support Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  8. Candidate • Take ownership of his/her certification and professional development process • Actively participate in the process • Continually seek areas for professional growth • Demonstrate performance at the professional level • Prepare for panel assessment Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  9. School and District • Provide support and opportunities to expand leadership • Experiences • Responsibilities • Skills Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  10. Entry Seminar 2014 • Timelines and responsibilities • Theoretical Framework Instructional Rounds in Education (City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel) Situational Leadership (Hershey and Blanchard) Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  11. Required Products/Performances • The Portfolio Reflective analysis and evidence – each ISLLC standard/strand • The Professional Growth Plan Needs Assessment/Goal Selection, Plan (with activities and evidence), Approval Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  12. Required Products/Performances • The Action Research on Student Learning Project and Document Focus on increasing student learning by improving the system Measured by SMART goal ISLLC Standard II • The PESB Panel Presentation Action Research on Student Learning oral presentation and PowerPoint Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  13. The Portfolio: Requirements Purpose: Describe and offer evidence of how you meet proficiency on each ISLLC standard/strand Report and analyze Consider phrases within each strand Gather appropriate artifacts Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  14. ISLLC Standards A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by… • Facilitating a vision of learning • Sustaining a school culture conducive to learning • Ensuring a safe and effective learning environment • Collaborating with families and community • Acting ethically • Influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  15. Understanding the Standards • Exemplar and non-exemplars – developing a rubric • Writing and revising your first reflection for Standard III/Strand 1 • Determining appropriate artifacts for each strand Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  16. Quality Evidence What constitutes high quality evidence? Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  17. Quality Evidence is . . . A CREDIBLEcollection of Artifacts Allows the assessor of the evidence to be CONVINCED that the candidate demonstrates competency for each of the standards/strands Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  18. How is quality evidence credible? • Demonstrates the standards/strands described at the “meets standard” or above • Shows stakeholder voice Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  19. How is quality evidence convincing? • All stakeholders have opportunities for learning, leadership, … • In more than one context • Over time. . . and • Relates to school improvement goals and the School/District Learning Context Profile Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  20. Categories of Data • Achievement – impact on student learning • Contextual (learning context profile) - district, site, program, budget, historical, and other applicable information • Demographic- who the stakeholders are • Perceptual- stakeholder voices Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  21. Some Artifact Evidence Examples Leadership Team norms, notes, etc. School Improvement Plans, (with monitoring updates) Data charts, analysis, narratives/priorities Staff handbook Professional development documents (ppts, notes, handouts, etc.) Anecdotal evidence, observation notes District curriculum alignment documents Photos of student work, school projects Videos of group processes, meetings, etc. Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  22. In summary, Quality Evidence is…? Credible • All standards/strands have evidence at “Meets” levels • Stakeholder voice is evident Convincing • Opportunities exist for all stakeholders • More than one context is evident • Evidence shows impact over time • Evidence relates to Context & School Improvement Plan Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  23. Portfolio Timeline/Expectations • Standard III/Strand 1, with artifacts referenced: August 26 • Standards III and IV (all strands – 7 total) with artifacts referenced: October 20 • Standards I, V, and VI (all strands – 6 total) with artifacts referenced: December 12 • Remember: first person singular perspective Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  24. LUNCH! Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  25. Digesting your learning Your big questions? Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  26. The Professional Growth Plan (PGP) • Requirements: • Purpose: Determine (based on data) your ISLLC standard strengths and needed areas of growth to create, execute, and analyze an approved plan • Written from first person singular perspective • Align the need, the goal, the learning activities, and the evidence to collect Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  27. Review Existing Evidence • POLE360° assessment (How does my perception of my leadership skills compare to the perceptions of others?) • Job evaluations (What strengths and needs has my supervisor identified?) • Complete a Personal Capacity Inventory (PCI), analyzing your strengths and needs on the ISLLC Standards • SIP (How can the school improvement plan inform my focus?) • Other: Evidence that shows my impact on student learning and well-being. e.g., a discipline plan reducing suspensions; implementation of a new math curriculum improving student learning; development of an after-school tutoring program; etc. Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  28. Evidence: 360° assessment; evaluations; other Personal Capacity Inventory (PCI) ISLLC Standards/Benchmarks Professional Growth Plan Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  29. Gathering Data about your Practice • The POLE 360 • Evaluations • The PCI • Surveys Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  30. Understanding the PGP • Exemplar and non-exemplars – developing a rubric • Considering which strand may be your PGP focus…What do you think….? Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  31. PGP Timeline/Expectations • Conduct the POLE 360, with input from others: October 7 • Submit steps 1-3: January 29 • Remember: first person singular perspective Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  32. Action Research on Student Learning • Requirements Purpose: To illustrate your ability to lead within a system to improve student achievement based on a target of identified need All of Standard II SMART goal Sections 1 and 2: Past tense voice and third person Last section: present tense and first person singular Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  33. SMART GOALS ARE: • S pecific • M easurable • A ttainable • R ealistic • T imely Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  34. Original: Every student will show evidence of one year of growth in mathematics each year in attendance. SMART GOAL: During the 2014-15 school year, all students will improve their math problem-solving skills as measured by a 2.0 year gain in national grade equivalent growth from the 2013-14 to the ITBS math problem-solving sub test. Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  35. Sample ‘SMART’ goals • In the 2014-15 school year, reduce the number of total students failing one or more classes by 25% as compared to the data from 2013-2014. • During the 2014-15 school year, the unexcused absence rate at Sample School will decrease by 50% as compared with the same data for 2013-2014. Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  36. Understanding the Action Research on Student Learning • Exemplar and non-exemplars – developing a rubric • Consider what your area of focus might be • Develop a SMART goal for that need area Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  37. Action Research on Student Learning Timeline/Expectations • Examine data to determine solid project area ASAP • Submit two-page draft ‘Description’ section: September 17 Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  38. Pro Cert Process: Presentation of Evidence • Presentation of evidence to panel that may higher education faculty, principals, central office administrators, superintendents • Recommendation for certification Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  39. Closing • Plus-Delta Feedback • October 21, 2014 Session II Expectations • PCI • Portfolio Reflections • Action Research on StudentLearning ’Description’ Section Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014

  40. Ready?? Admin ProCert Entry Seminar 2014