Seminar 2: Job-embedded professional development for teachers: An overview
Friday, November 15, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm (Mountain Time)
Dr. Lisa Schmidt, Supervisor, Austin Independent School District, Department of Research Evaluation, and
Joann Taylor, Assistant Director of Strategic Compensation, Austin Independent School District
This event is part 2 of a series of events that aim to increase capacity among participants to design targeted job-embedded professional development (JEPD) for teachers that responds to educator needs as identified through professional evaluations or other formal processes. The first event (held on October 28, 2013) focused on the design of targeted JEPD for teachers.(see below)
The second event addresses a specific component of the design of targeted JEPD: teacher evaluations and how they can inform JEPD. In this case, job-embedded professional development (JEPD) is designed as a professional development unit (PDU), that responds to educator needs as identified through the student learning objective (SLO) component of professional evaluations.
Our objective for this session is to provide an overview of the delivery and evaluation of targeted JEPD systems from our technical experts and our RA members as well as to identify additional questions.
Monday October 28, 2013
1:00-2:30 pm (Mountain Time)
Presenter: Dr. Robert J. Marzano
With Michael Maffoni and Kristy Parsons, Director and Assistant Director of Jefferson County Public School’s Strategic Compensation project in Colorado.
Dr. Marzano will provide an overview of the characteristics of job-embedded professional development for teachers, highlighting the distinction between teacher measurement and teacher development. One model often used in teacher development is coaching for which he will present his research.
Kristy Parsons and Michael Maffoni will describe the Jefferson County Public Schools Strategic Compensation approach to teacher growth with an overview of how the district has approached this work and how they modified it moving into the future. Their presentation will include an overview on how they created teacher growth plans to overtly involve the district’s coaches and master teachers, and on how JEPD is identified and aligned to instructional rubrics.
All presenters will work to tailor their presentation to the questions submitted by interested participants before the webinar.
This webinar is the first of two presentations on job-embedded professional development; the second will focus on how the Austin Independent School District targets professional development to teacher needs and the success of their model. This second webinar will take place on November 15, 2013.
A research alliance is a group of regional stakeholders who share a specific education concern. The stakeholders agree to work together to learn more about the concern to be able to make sound decisions to improve education outcomes.
Job-embedded Professional Development Research Alliance seeks to understand the effect of job-embedded professional development on student achievement. Research Alliance participants include practitioners and decision makers in Colorado and Missouri school districts, as well as schools that have received Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants in the region.
|Targeted job-embedded professional development is a relatively new phenomenon. Rigorous research documenting the impact of professional development is limited; however, there is evidence that intensive professional development can have substantial impact on student achievement.A study will provide information about the range of practice, with a focus on the extent to which JEPD is targeted toward the needs of individual teachers. This descriptive study is expected to provide a basis for development of subsequent correlational and/or efficacy studies by providing a framework to understand how districts implement targeted JEPD, including the systems that support implementation, data that drive the systems, and ways in which teachers are engaged.|
| Research Alliance Questions
- Teacher quality and student achievement: Making the most of recent research.
- Teacher pay for performance: Experimental evidence from the project on incentives in teaching.
- Measuring teacher effectiveness: A look “under the hood” of teacher evaluation in 10 sites
- Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning.
- Job-Embedded Professional Development: What It Is, Who Is Responsible, and How to Get It Done Well
- Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Final Results from a Randomized Controlled Study
- CCSSR: A New Model for the Role of Research in Supporting Urban School Reform
- An Examination of Performance Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States
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