Self-Paced Professional Development for Teacher Success

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Participate and share : Poster

Jenna Kraft  
Nancy Penchev  

We will share our self-paced PD that is leveled and builds upon teachers' prior knowledge. We will share how our team created the program, selected and created the courses for each tool/program, how we encouraged participation and the outcome of our program.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Professional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
  • Build the confidence and competency of educators to put the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators into practice.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

After attending this session attendees will be able to adapt our model for self-paced PD and implemnent the idea in their schools. They will be able to create leveled courses and select a platform for the courses.
We will provide links to our courses and platform for them to use as a base to begin their work.

Supporting research

Much has been made about the need for personalied learning for students in today's world. The same needs are there for personalized PD for teachers that is leveled and meets the needs of every teacher. Allowing for choice puts the teacher in control of their learning and gives them the ability to tailor their learning to their students needs. And by creating teacher leaders and mentoring programs, teachers begin creating their own PLC to further develop their skills.

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Jenna Kraft, Scheck Hillel Community School
Nancy Penchev, Scheck Hillel

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