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Tuesday, October 25
 

11:30am

Professional Learning Communities: Understanding, Developing and Supporting Their Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Through an interactive presentation, participants will receive information on how significant teacher behavior changes, and documented student learning increases, when PLCs are used. Changes in teacher practice, developed through collaborative staff learning through PLC Teamss, results in increased academic achievement. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn the components of PLC Teams (roles, agreements, norms, data analysis, SMART goals and evaluation), as well as the required district commitments.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 410 Fourth Floor - West

1:00pm

Professional Development Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

For our presentation, we would like to share our district’s journey to provide meaningful and sustainable professional development for our teachers.  The district designed a Professional Development Academy to enhance the individual expertise of thirty eight staff members. Over the course of one school year, participants met in cohorts of ten, every month, and honed their skills in the areas of literacy and data-driven decision making. These experiences not only were quite manageable but also proved to be both sustainable and systemic. 



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 409 Fourth Floor - West
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

1:30pm

Job-embedded, Onsite and Cost-effective Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

School and university partners  share their accomplishments after 12 years of collaborative work in Professional Development Schools.  This work includes: mentoring preservice teachers, supporting novice teachers, reenergizing veteran teachers, co-teaching undergraduate classes, offering graduate classes at PDSs, clinics run by university students, facilitating professional learning communities, and much more



Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 408 Fourth Floor - West