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Beyond the Fire Drill: Preparing Faculty for Teaching in Any Environment

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Kathleen Reardon  

Explore how one school successfully engages in professional development each summer. Learn how the staff offers a combination of research-based resources, in-house PD sessions and collaborative opportunities to build their teaching skills and bolster their curriculum. The work is optional, yet it has a participation rate of over 90%!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
For Educators:
Collaborator
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Our professional development work encourages teachers to exercise agency in their professional growth and to collaborate with colleagues to develop new cross-curricular learning opportunities for our students. We use a variety of research-based resources, peer-led professional development offerings, and in-house collaborative learning opportunities to engage our faculty and staff in challenging and fruitful summer professional development work. Given that the work occurs in the summer months, we use a variety of edtech tools to connect and share with one another, including Zoom and Google Meet, Google Apps and Office 365, Seesaw, Screencastify, Mote and EdPuzzle, among others. This session will offer a roadmap for school leaders and coaches who are looking to support their own schools in engaging in successful professional development.

Outline

I. Introduction of presenters and topics (5 min)
II. Discussion among attendees about challenges in engaging faculty and staff in professional development (10 min)
III. Overview of how we develop in-house professional development to our faculty & staff (5-10 min)
IV. Exploration of research-based PD resources that we use (10 min)
V. Description of how we train our teachers to lead in-house PD for their colleagues (10 min)
VI. Q&A (10 min)

Supporting research

Throughout this session, we will discuss the many edtech tools that we use to develop effective PD opportunities for our faculty and staff. Given that the work occurs in the summer months, we use a variety of edtech tools to connect and share with one another, including Zoom and Google Meet, Google Apps and Office 365, Seesaw, Screencastify, Mote and EdPuzzle, among others.

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Kathleen Reardon, Dedham Country Day School

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