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Our Current Best Thinking About… Professional Learning. Cathy Bruce cathybruce@trentu.ca www.tmerc.ca Shelley Yearley shelley.yearley@tldsb.on.ca. 1. Let ’ s look again…. 6 green:4 yellow. How can you name this?. Part-Part (set). 6 green:10 shapes. Part-Whole (set).

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Our current best thinking about professional learning

Our Current Best Thinking About… Professional Learning

Cathy Bruce cathybruce@trentu.cawww.tmerc.ca

Shelley Yearley shelley.yearley@tldsb.on.ca

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Let s look again
Let’s look again…

6 green:4 yellow

How can you name this?

Part-Part (set)

6 green:10 shapes

Part-Whole (set)

One fifth of the total area is green

Part-Whole (area)


Powerful professional learning

Think about… a professional learning experience that has been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Make a quick note about what it was and why it was so powerful.

Keep this in mind through the session

Powerful Professional Learning


The compelling why
The Compelling Why been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Most reforms stop short at the classroom door; all available evidence suggests that classroom practice has changed little in the past 100 years.

Lewis, Perry & Hurd, 2004

A Deeper Look at Lesson Study

Educational Leadership


The compelling why1
The Compelling Why been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • Webster-Wright’s 2009 review of over 200 studies on PD and PL found that “professionals learn from experience and that learning is ongoing through active engagement in practice” (p. 723).

  • However, the vast majority of educational PD programs have separated the learning opportunities from natural contexts and from practice.


Assumptions
Assumptions been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

1. Teachers need fixing up

2. Learning out of context will be translated to classroom with ease

3. Others know best what teachers need


Five characteristics of effective professional learning
Five Characteristics of Effective Professional Learning been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

The following five characteristics should be considered by anyone charged with, or seeking to provide professional learning experiences for Ontario’s teachers

i) Coherence

ii) Attention to Adult Learning Styles

iii) Goal-orientation

iv) Sustainable

v) Evidence-informed

Recommendations to the Partnership Table on Teacher Professional Learning (2007)


Characteristics of effective professional learning
Characteristics of Effective Professional Learning been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Across multiple studies, there is clear evidence that sustained, iterative, teacher-directed and collaborative models of professional learning support significant gains in teacher efficacy.

Dr. Cathy Bruce,

Science & Technology Education Group (2012)

Bruce, Esmonde, Ross, Gookey, Beatty (2010)


Our current best thinking about professional learning

Explanatory Diagram: The W Effect been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

GOAL SETTING

GOAL SETTING

REFINING

TEACHER LEARNING

debriefing

debriefing

planning

planning

C L A S S R O O M

STUDENT LEARNING

EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES

PRECISION


So let s analyse math camppp
So Let been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.’s Analyse Math CAMPPP

Consider the key characteristics of professional learning:

  • Where is Camppp stronger?

  • Where is Campppweaker?

  • Collaborative

  • Teacher-directed

  • Research/evidence-

    supported

    - Sustained

    - Classroom embedded

    - Goal alignment

    - Content rich


So let s analyse math camppp1
So Let been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.’s Analyse Math CAMPPP

What has Math CAMPPP done to try to overcome some of the challenges of a week-long PD experience in summer months?

Collaborative

Teacher-directed

Research-supported

Sustained

Classroom embedded

Goal alignment

Content rich

Rate on a scale of 1 to 5

(1 not really

5 absolutely)


Math knowledge for teaching
Math Knowledge for Teaching been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Mark Hoover Thames and Deborah Lowenberg Ball

PCK – knowing the most useful ways of representing and formulating the subject in order to make it comprehensible to others

CCK – knowing if an answer is correct, knowledge of definitions and procedures

Horizon Knowledge – ‘mathematical peripheral vision’

SCK – knowing more math than CCK but distinct from PCK


Look back at your pl notes
Look back at your PL notes been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • What aspects of Math Knowledge for Teaching were strong in your professional learning experience?


Video story from digital paper
Video Story from Digital Paper been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Think about aspects of Math Knowledge for Teaching in this example of Collaborative Action Research


Characteristics of teacher inquiry
Characteristics of Teacher Inquiry been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

Should we consider adding:

  • Teacher directed (teacher as agent and decision maker)

  • Activist oriented

    (practice implications)

  • Any other key characteristics? (to think about)

  • Relevant

  • Collaborative

  • Reflective

  • Iterative

  • Reasoned

  • Adaptive

  • Reciprocal

    (Capacity building series, 2010)


Inquiry research or both
Inquiry? Research? Or Both? been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

The Broad Context of Education

Inquiry

(origins as old as humankind)

Action

Research

(origins in social activism

1930’s)

Teacher and classroom

Inquiry

Educational Research

(since University of Chicago Laboratory School, around 1900)

Collaborative

Action

Research

(past 20 yrs)

Co-planning &

co-teaching

Book study/

Video study

Giant bird’s nest on drugs


Examples of high quality mathematics teacher inquiry
Examples of high quality mathematics teacher inquiry been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • Collaborative inquiry (CILM, MYCI, GAINS)

    Often involves co-planning, co-teaching, debriefing, with sustained focus on ‘difficult’ mathematics with the intention of enhancing practice and understandings

Examples of high quality teacher inquiry that are also research

  • Collaborative action research (CAR-TLT, KNAER)

  • Lesson Study (M4YC)

  • CLIPS (design research)


Myths of professional learning
Myths Of Professional Learning been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • No budget for release time = no pd

  • No planning needed just show up

  • Drop in-between meeting/session activity

  • PLC, CIL-M, Inquiry, SIPSA are all different

  • Growing quickly is a good idea

  • Any one with facilitation skills can support math professional learning

  • A coach is a coach (no special training, and don’t need support themselves)


Collaborative action research
Collaborative Action Research been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

www.tmerc.ca


Why high quality math pl is important
Why High Quality Math PL Is Important? been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • Agency (empowerment, ownership and constructive urgency)

  • Content learning (close attention to student work, listening and noticing)

  • Sustainability (will and capacity to continue)

  • Teacher efficacy (high efficacy leads to student increases in efficacy and achievement)


What opportunities might you have for
What opportunities might you have for… been particularly important in supporting improved practice for you.

  • slowing it down?

  • sustaining focus on a precise content piece?

  • building purposeful professional learning networks with researchers?

  • supporting collaborative teacher learning?