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FASD - Fall Leadership Conference Florida Department of Education Third Cycle Revisions Kathy Hebda, Acting Deputy Chancellor Florida Department of Education St. Petersburg, September 23, 2009. Charting the Course for High Quality Professional Development. Florida Department of Education

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Retooling Professional Learning

Florida Department of Education

Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention

statutory requirements section 1012 98 f s
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: henry.pollock@fldoe.org

Connie Bergquist @ Evaluation Systems Design, Inc.

5145 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309

esdi@talstar.com or cell: 850-508-8087

or fax: 850-893-9569

de ja vu testing
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

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