Scenario Connecting CIPD Dr. Randall T. Freeman Walden University October 2, 2011
The teacher teams collaborate with administrative leaders and each other on a united vision of what form and content the classroom instruction should take. There exists a common understanding of how the classroom instruction should be developed, implemented, and continually improved. Instructional Vision
Collaboration from a common vision leads to collaboration on instruction and taught curriculum. Teachers analyze data together and create common goals based upon analysis. Teachers create and teach research-based standards-based lessons. Student learning improves. Common Vision Enhancing Student Achievement
Relevant and ongoing teacher training that aligns classroom instruction with state and district curriculum standards, utilizing the adopted curriculum, and improves student learning and achievement. What is Effective Professional Development?
Supports the school site’s overall improvement plan • Research-based • Relevant to classroom instruction • Is actually implemented by the teachers • On-going follow-up training (Richards, 2009) Effective Professional Development
Professional development supports teaching skills, which in turn promotes greater student learning and overall academic achievement (Richards, 2009). Professional Development& Student Achievement
A team of players working together compete better than all-stars working individually behind closed doors. Teachers working collaboratively produce standards-based instruction with greater focus on student achievement. Improved Student Achievement
Evolving educational philosophies (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2009). • Teachers not reflecting upon, analyzing, and implementing professional development training in the classroom instruction (Richards, 2009). Challenges to Improving Instruction
Curriculum is the ‘what’ to be taught, instruction is the delivery of the curriculum, and professional development is the ongoing training on ‘how’ to deliver the curriculum. Curriculum is the gas, instruction is the car, professional develop- ment is the steering wheel. Personal Definitions
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