FASD - Fall Leadership ConferenceFlorida Department of Education Third Cycle RevisionsKathy Hebda, Acting Deputy ChancellorFlorida Department of EducationSt. Petersburg,September 23, 2009 Charting the Course for High Quality Professional Development Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Protocol Revision Purpose System - generated nine years ago, implemented for 8 years Revision Purpose – Update the system to better address the factors that will ensure effective professional development in all Florida schools Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Where Were We Last Decade? Bruce Joyce Study -1997 Over 6,000 offerings conducted on a designated staff development day. No coordinated system of staff development. Local staff development efforts reflected state and federal initiatives. Teacher participation voluntary and varied. Most staff development workshops were at the awareness level.
Florida’s Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol • Initial Study 2000-01 • 2001-02 Development and Pilot of Protocol • 2002 Review Cycle began • 66 standards addressing • Legislative requirements • National Staff Development Standards • Best practices in professional development • Systems approach in a continuous improvement model
Major Changes in this Decade No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Just Read! Florida Legislative Rewrite into 1012.98 F.S. Differentiated Accountability Program Response to Intervention/Instruction Lesson Study Groups National Tends - Changes in NSDC’s Definition of Professional Development Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Where are we now? Implemented Protocol System for 2 cycles Fulfilled Statutory Requirements Galvanized the Professional Development Community to support and implement the standards as a means to implementing effective professional development Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Correlation between Professional Development and Student Achievement Districts that receive good or excellent ratings on the district professional development standards also tend to have demonstrated greater increases in student achievement. Statistically significant moderate correlation between high ratings on standards and district’s evidence of increased student performance levels Significance level: .01 First Cycle - Moderate Correlation: .31 Second Cycle - Moderate Correlation: .39 Evidence that good professional development programs are related to rising student achievement Evidence that increased application of the Protocol System correlates with increased correlations with student achievement
Time Machine Think back to 2001 when you first heard about the Protocol System. What was happening in our society that was not happening then and is now? 2001
Pre-Post Test How did you feel then about implementing the new standards? How do you feel now about implementing the current standards? 8 years BEFORE AFTER
Retooling Professional Learning Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Statutory Requirements – Section 1012.98, F.S. “The purpose of the professional development system is to increase student achievement, enhance classroom instructional strategies that promote rigor and relevance throughout the curriculum, and prepare students for continuing education and the workforce.” Responsibilities for implementing professional development in districts are assigned to the Department of Education, school districts, schools, community colleges, and state universities Continuous support is provided for all education professionals and temporary intervention for those who need improvement in knowledge, skills, and performance Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Protocol Review Process: Ensures that professional learning implemented at the district, school and levels is effective in assisting the school community in improving student achievement Provides school districts with methods and protocols to conduct ongoing appraisal of the effectiveness of their professional learning Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Overview of Protocol Revision Purpose - Revise standards for Third Cycle to reflect state, district, school, and classroom needs for the next decade. Process – 3rd Cycle Revision Advisory Group representing large/medium/small districts across the state Revisions led by Joellen Killion, Deputy Director of National Staff Development Council Dissemination to community of professional learning directors and facilitators Dissemination to community of educators listed in 1012.98 Adoption as State Rule Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Revision Process To Date • Initial gathering of suggested revisions from all professional development directors in the state • Initial meeting of Revision Advisory Group on June 17th - Tallahassee • Initial draft of revisions to Protocol Standards • Second meeting held August 3rd – Orlando • Second round of revisions
Guiding Principles Professional development is the responsibility of each school district – reviews conducted by district. All professional development will adhere to the standards and concepts of the system. Standards will incorporate the expectations of F.S.1012.98. create a system that is founded in state law, research, and exemplary practices. lead to increased student achievement. be applicable regardless of size and location in the district. It should be possible for every district to implement every standard. continue to be organized by level and strand. support and be infused into the state’s major initiatives such as the Differentiated Accountability Model and Response to Intervention System. Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
More Guidance on Revisions Protocol system will remain flexible and not so prescriptive that they will need to change when state initiatives, priorities, or legislation changes. The Reviewer’s Guide will incorporate more concrete examples of convincing evidence. The rating rubrics will be revised to provide more guidance on forming judgments. The questions for interviewers will be revised to eliminate leading and yes/no questions. The Reviewer’s Guide will emphasize that the Professional Development System is a Model of Continuous Improvement.
Emphasis of revisions • Concentration of standards on impact of professional development on classroom teaching and consequently on student achievement • Increased emphasis on “well done” learning communities as a critical method for increasing teacher effectiveness • Increased emphasis on rigorous and relevant content for professional learning
Revisions to the Standards Strand titles changed to: Planning Learning Implementing Evaluating Level titles changed to District School Educator Broadened application of the standards to encompass the entire school community New Leadership Standards were incorporated as Standard 2.1.5 and 3.1.5. Staff development for non-certificated staff incorporated as Standard 3.1.6. Language shifted when appropriate to more inclusive terms
More Revisions Learning Communities was shifted from Planning to Learning Strand and included at all 3 levels. The concept of collective responsibility will be infused throughout the Reviewer’s Guide. To the extent possible within the framework of the Florida Statute 1012.98 and the Protocol structure, the revision process aligns with the language in the NSDC standard and definition. Action Research was dropped as a standard and maintained in Standards on Evaluation Methods.
Worries and Hopes for Third Cycle Protocol System List one worry you have about changing the standards (2 minutes-yellow stickies) List one hope you have about changing the standards (2 minutes – pink stickies)
Down to the Nitty Gritty • Around your table: • Introduce yourselves/identify a facilitator, timekeeper, and recorder • Review standards individually (10 minutes) • Discuss new standards by strand (Planning, Learning, Implementing, Evaluating) (10 minutes) • Discuss Overall Questions (10 minutes) • Record Responses/Comments
Write responses on forms: Overall impressions of the new standards Specific improvements that will advance professional learning in Florida’s school Proposed changes that concern you Other comments
Respond as a group to: How will these newly revised standards advance the effectiveness and impact of professional learning in Florida? What is our role individually in our districts and collectively as members of FASD in implementing the new standards? What do we want to share with the Revision Advisory Group about these proposed revisions?
Next Steps • Revise the Reviewer’s Guide. • Field Test System in 6 school districts • Broward, Clay, Hamilton, Monroe, Pinellas, Okaloosa, • Circulate final draft of Standards and Reviewer’s Guide for review and comment. • Conduct public hearings for State Rule change. • Train/retrain reviewers and team leaders for new system • Conduct district reviews beginning 2010-11 school year.
Next Dates Field Testing – October-November Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Ongoing discussions on the discussion room at http://www.esdi.proboards.com/ Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
You Can Help Disseminate to interested parties Encourage comments on the website (http//www.esdi.cc – click on Projects/Florida Staff Development/3rd Cycle Discussion or http://www.esdi.proboards.com) Provide suggestions on revisions: Henry Pollock - email: email@example.com Connie Bergquist @ Evaluation Systems Design, Inc. 5145 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309 firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 850-508-8087 or fax: 850-893-9569
De ja vu Testing How did you feel then about implementing the new standards? How do you feel now about implementing the current standards? First Cycle AFTER BEFORE Third Cycle ???