Professional development is a result of our educational experiences encompassing our work. Educators participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their job performance. In education, research has shown that teaching quality and school leadership are the most important factors in raising student achievement. To be as effective as possible, educators need to continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Professional development is an important strategy school systems have to strengthen educators’ performance.
Available Spring 2018:
K–3 plus partnership with Reads to Lead CORE Training
CORE’s approach to reading, writing and language professional learning builds knowledge and skills through well-structured sessions and site-based coaching, modeling, and mentoring. Regional Reading Specialists schedule onsite visits during which they mentor, model and coach teachers on how to effectively implement new teaching methodologies around selected reading and writing curricula. Teachers are given guidance on how to provide appropriate instruction for all students, including struggling readers.
Principals of eligible schools will be contacted
Summer 2018 K–3 plus schools will administer Istation assessment that is approved by PED, which measures the acquisition of reading skills including phonological awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Summer 2018 K–3 plus Program Administrator Training Webinar
The administrator Istation webinar provides administrators with contact information in setting up rosters for K–3 plus, K–3 plus expectations, documentation of intervention, and how to use the priority reports to progress monitor their K-3 Plus Program. At the end of the program, administrators will be asked to review their site’s data and provide PED with program feedback. This feedback should include an analysis of Istation ISIP summary report comparing first week of program with the end of program to support student growth.
Summer 2018 K–3 plus Program Teacher Training Webinar
The teacher Istation webinar provides teachers with K–3 Plus expectations, problem solving, goal setting, documentation using the priority report, resources, and setting up and implementing data folders. K–3 plus schools will administer the Istation assessment that is approved by the PED to progress monitor between screening assessments to individualize and drive instruction during the K–3 plus extended school year. Teachers will notified parents of their child’s progress biweekly using the Istation student summary report.
The PreK-3 Literacy for School Leaders blended Learning Series comprises 9 modules and prepares school leaders and coaches to better understand, promote, and improve early literacy learning in their schools.