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Peer-led PD: Tapping Into Faculty Talent and Expertise

Location: W185d

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 24, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: W185d

Betsy Conly   Joseph Evans   Dr. Clifton Hayes   Dr. Sarah Olsavsky   Petra Palmer   Tara Saladyga  
People's Choice winner. This session will examine how to leverage the knowledge and skills of a school’s staff to promote professional learning within the building. Building a PD team comprised of diverse staff creates more authentic professional learning that best supports student-focused initiatives.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: PollEverywhere
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Teacher education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to discuss and highlight the impact of peer-led PD on the culture of a building.

Objectives: Participants will leave the session understanding the following:
How to curate a diverse PD team that utilizes staff expertise.
How to empower the PD team to design and implement PD
How to follow-up and hold staff accountable for their learning
throughout the school year in a collaborative environment.
How to leverage an LMS (ex. Schoology) to support PD.
How a single-focus (station-based blended learning) can be
more impactful than multiple initiatives.
How drilling down into a limited pool of electronic resources
(Schoology, EdPuzzle, Peardeck) can help staff best
implement in the classroom.


Activity One: Introductory Poll

Activity Two: Introduction of our Model (Peardeck)

Activity Three: Open Question/Answer Session with the diverse panel including a backchannel chat in which participants can pose additional questions. (TodaysMeet)

Activity Four: Exit Poll

Supporting research

Bambrick-Santoyo, P. (2012). Leverage leadership: A practical guide to building exceptional schools. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Brown, C. & Poortman, C., Eds. (2018). Networks for learning: Effective collaboration for teacher, school and system improvement. Routledge, New York, NY.

Danielson, C. (2006). Teacher leadership that strengthens professional practice. ASCD: Alexandria, VA.

DeMonte, J. (2013). High-Quality professional development for teachers: Supporting teacher training to improve student learning. Center for American Progress: Washington: DC.

Dyer, K. (2013). Redefining professional development as teacher-led professional learning. NWEA. Retrieved from:

Frost, D. & Durrant, J. (2013). Teacher-led development work. Routledge, New York, NY.

Martellone, T. (2016). The power of teacher led professional development: How 700 educators learned together. ASCD Edge. Retrieved from:

Sather, S. (2009). Leading professional learning teams. Corwin: Thousand Oaks, CA.

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Betsy Conly, New Castle County VoTech SD- Delcastle T
Joseph Evans, New Castle County VoTech SD- Delcastle
Dr. Clifton Hayes, Delcastle Technical High School
Dr. Sarah Olsavsky, Delcastle High School
Petra Palmer, NCCVT
Tara Saladyga, New Castle County Vo-Tech School District

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