Session PowerPoint



Handouts


The full results of the Statewide RttT LEA Professional Development Coordinator Survey and the Teacher Professional Development Survey


Online Resources:

The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive digital resources for the purposes outlined on this wiki.‍‍

Teacher Leaders

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Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders
This is an article from Ed Leadership that discusses 10 different roles for teacher leaders.
Teacher Leader Model Standards
This website houses the Teacher Leader Standards.
"The teacher leader standards are an example of a state-led initiative to differentiate roles for educators to find more effective ways to ensure students graduate from high school ready for college and career and a life as a productive citizen." ~Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders
An ASCD book that looks at how to build capacity in teachers for school improvement
-Some of the book is visible online but ASCD premium members have access to the entire book.
Edutopia Teacher Leadership Blog
This blog on Edutopia highlights teacher leadership. There are some great posts that give ideas for Teacher leadership.
Teacher Leadership Framework
This publication outlines the framework for teacher leader professional development in order to be more effective: working with adult learners, communication, collaborative work, knowledge of content and pedagogy, and systems thinking.
The Power of Teacher Leadership
This article discusses the benefits of tapping in to the leadership potential of National Board Certified Teachers as teacher leaders in their schools.
A Framework for Shared Leadership
This article discusses a model of shared leadership that utilizes the concept of a community of learners where teachers are responsible for not only their own professional learning, but also the professional learning of their colleagues.
Teacher Leadership in High Schools
The Institute for Educational Leadership conducted a study of high schools with teacher leadership in place. The report details their findings.
What Does the Research Tell Us About Teacher Leadership?
This article examines and discusses the findings of a meta-analysis of research on teacher leadership over the past 2 decades.
Four Steps to Building Leadership Capacity
This article from the Harvard Education Letter discusses 4 steps that district or school leaders can take to increase the capacity of their leadership teams.

Educator Effectiveness

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Evidence of Effectiveness
This Learning Forward article shares case studies from states and districts as they implement higher standards. Examine the common themes that are leading to increased student achievement.
Fidelity Check Resources
Resources shared during Spring 2013 Fidelity Support Sessions.
Professional Learning Standards
The Learning Forward professional development standards describes a set of expectations for effective professional learning to ensure equity and excellence in educator learning. Adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education, the standards serve as indicators that guide the learning, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning.
Building Capacity Toolkit
The goal of the Professional Development Capacity Building toolkit is to provide resources to support systemic approaches to improve professional practice, enhance the quality and outcomes of professional learning and improve student academic performance. This is not a NCDPI recommended list but a source that can be used to facilitate meeting the learning goals for professional development.

Building Professional Development Capacity

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High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers
A report from the Center for American Progress on building high-quality PD for teachers.
Building School Capacity: Systemic Support for the Process of Change
The focus of this article is on how districts can build a support system for schools in their efforts to improve schools.
The District Role in Building Capacity: Four Strategies
This policy brief from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education outlines four strategies that districts can use to build capacity.
Characteristics of Improved School Districts: Themes from Research
This report from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington state describes the characteristics identified in improved school districts after analyzing 23 reports and articles.
Building the Capacity of School Leaders and Teachers to Implement Reform at All Levels
This is a newsletter published by the Southern Regional Educational Board that examines how high schools, middle schools and technology centers can build the capacity of teachers and school leaders
8 Smooth Steps
This article offers assistance for professional development designers and facilitators to evaluate the impact of PD on student learning and teacher actions.

Evaluating Professional Development

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Does It Make a Difference? Evaluating Professional Development
This article from ASCD discusses what evaluation of PD is and reviews Guskey's 5 steps of PD evaluation.
Teacher Professional Development Evaluation Guide
This is an in-depth guide to evaluating teacher PD from Learning Forward.
Evaluating Standards-Based Professional Development for Teachers: A Handbook for Practitioners
Prepared by The Urban Institute, this handbook provides detailed guidance for evaluating standards-based teacher PD.
Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development in Eight Easy Steps
This article provides an overview of evaluating teacher PD in eight steps. The author, Joellen Killion, also wrote "8 Smooth Steps," which provides a more in-depth look at each of the 8 steps.
Evaluating Professional Development Programs
This article discusses the importance of evaluating PD to ensure that teachers and school leaders are receiving PD that will positively impact student learning. The article breaks PD evaluation into 3 stages: before, during and after. It also outlines Guskey's 5 steps of PD evaluation.
Instructional Practice Guides
These Instructional Practice Guides from the Achieve the Core Website contain useful tools for collecting data via classroom walk-throughs. After clicking the link to the left, select "Download All". Select the desired grade level/content. Click "Download Selected".

Delivering Professional Development Effectively

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Report: Effective Teacher Professional Development Crucial to Common Core

This article highlights the findings from the report, "Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability." The research suggests that with implementation of Common Core across the nation, the traditional 90-minute workshop style PD is no longer effective. Teachers need time to implement new strategies and on-going support with that implementation. To read the full report, click on the report title above.
Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success
In this article from Edutopia, the author discusses 3 main areas researchers have found that are critical for teacher growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership, Job-Embedded Professional Development, and Professional Learning Communities. The author relies on research-based best practices in each category.
Teachers as Learners: Elements of Effective Professional Development
The author, Kathy Dunne, argues that districts across the country need to continue to improve their PD efforts to create "high-quality professional learning experiences." She goes on in her article to discuss 3 key issues: principles of effective PD, PD design, and images of strategies in action.
Seven standards for effective professional development
Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council) has redesigned their teacher PD standards to reflect 21st Century skills. The article outlines the seven new standards.
Videos of Professional Development in Action
On the bottom of this page under "Resources for more information about the definition" are several videos, 3 of which showcase teacher PD that models the seven standards for teacher PD from Learning Forward:
  • Stults Road Elementary: PD in Action
  • Ford Middle School: PD in Action
  • John H. Reagan High School: PD in Action

Be sure to click on the video thumbnail image to start the video.
Standards for Professional Learning
This page has links to the 7 Standards for Professional Learning from Learning Forward that, according to the website, "outline the characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results."

Technology for the Delivery of Professional Development

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Cool Tools for Schools
This link lists Web 2.0 tools that can be used as resources for teachers and delivery of PD

Classroom 2.0

A Social network for educators interested in technology in the classroom.

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools(book)

A book that, according the the website, "provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development. Topics include blogging as a natural tool for writing instruction, wikis and their role in project collaboration, podcasting as a useful means of presenting information and ideas, and how to use Web 2.0 tools for professional development."

21st Century Professional Development

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills lists the characteristics of 21st Century professional development for teachers.

Wiki as a professional development tool

This paper explores the use of wikis to support teacher professional development. Some of the topics covered include, Online Communities for Teacher Preparation, Wiki: Editable Webpages, Wikis for Learning, Wikis for Learning, Wiki Use at CSUN, Wiki Usage, and Students' Reaction to the Wiki.

Learning with Blogs and Wikis

This article from Educational Leadership describes how teachers can utilize blogs and wikis for their own professional development.

Content Areas

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State Standards for Curriculum Content
Overview of the North Carolina state curriculum content standards.
**Quick Reference Guides**
This link aligns to The Quick Reference Guides for the NCSCOS K-8. This resource provides an overview of all content standards, Essential Standards, and Extended Content Standards.
English Language Arts
Standards for English Language Arts
Math
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Science
NSTA Webinar "Questions, Claims, and Evidence: The Important Place of Argument in Science Writing"
Social Studies
North Carolina Essential Standards
Global Education
Supports the development, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversities, countries, languages.
Digital Teaching and Learning
Focuses on the development of leadership empowerment, building educator capacity, and fostering partnerships to support success for all learners in a 21st century teaching and learning environment.

This wiki is intended to be a resource for arts educators, administrators, institutions of higher education, and other interested parties. It contains links to standards, instructional tools, professional development, and other resources related to implementing the NC Arts Education Essential Standards. Arts Education leaders are encouraged to browse, reference, download, share, discuss, and adapt resources.
Fillable Fishbone
A support tool for organizing and display the many potential causes for a problem or effect.
Guidance and School Counseling
Link to Guidance and School Counseling Facilitated Team Time Resources

S.M.A.R.T. Goals


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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
This link is to a handout that explains the difference between a goal and accountability and what the elements of a SMART goal are. It also gives examples of non-SMART goals and SMART goals.
NCEES – SMART Goals
This link is to the NCEES wiki with helpful information on SMART goals.


SMART Goals for students
This links to the wiki that was used to develop the SMART Goals for students mini module. Please refer to the SMART Goals mini modules on the NCEEs website to write SMART goals for yourself professionally/personally.You may also view SMARTGoals for students while assisting your students in developing and writing their SMART Goals.

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