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PARTICIPANT MANUAL Texas Education Agency Revised June 2005


INTRODUCTION ‹ Goals ‹ Agenda Overview ‹ Materials and Meeting Logistics ‹ Ground Rules S-1

GOALS ‹ Introduce Professional Development and Appraisal System ‹ Certify Appraisers ‹ Understand the link between professional development and student achievement S-2

PDAS TRAINING AGENDA ‹ Introduction

‹ The Appraisal Process-Steps

‹ Understanding PDAS: Goals

‹ Proficiency Checks

‹ Commissioner’s Rules

‹ Enrichment

‹ Understanding PDAS: The Appraisal Process

‹ Questions/Answers/ Information

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PDAS TRAINING - DAY 1 AGENDA I.

Introduction A. Goals of the Training B. Training Overview

10 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes

II.

Understanding the Goal of PDAS

10 minutes

III. Commissioner’s Rules (Break included)

50 minutes

IV. Understanding PDAS: The Appraisal Process/Concepts A. Focused on Student Learning B. Alignment C. High Standard of Proficiency D. Professional Development of Teachers

45 minutes 45 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes

LUNCH V. The Appraisal Process: Steps with Supporting Rules A. The Appraisal Timeline and Toolbox B. Teacher Orientation BREAK C. Teacher Self-Report D. Observations/Walk-throughs E. Scoring Standards for Quality

15 minutes 5 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes 70 minutes 60 minutes

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GROUND RULES ‹ Stay on schedule and be on time ‹ Put cell phones and pagers on vibrate or silence ‹ Participate actively and help your neighbors ‹ Take care of yourself ‹ Have some FUN! S-5

GETTING TO KNOW YOU… ‹ Using a note card, write a descriptor of yourself that starts with the first letter of your first name. ‹ Write a positive adjective that your spouse or good friend would use for you. ‹ List the name of the school from which you graduated and its location. ‹ Write the most positive learning experience you had while in school. ‹ Share your response with your neighbor. ‹ You and your neighbor find another pair across the room. ‹ Introduce yourselves to the other pair and share the information on your note cards. S-6

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THE 4 C’s

Car Country

Cuisine

Celebrity S-7

… THE GOAL OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND APPRAISAL SYSTEM IS TO ...

“ Enhance student learning through the professional development of teachers.”

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GOALS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PDAS ‹ View 5 minute video segment entitled “The Goals of PDAS.” ‹ Brainstorm and chart the goals and characteristics of PDAS at your table.

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… THE GOAL OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND APPRAISAL SYSTEM IS TO ...

“ Enhance student learning through the professional development of teachers.”

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JIGSAW Step 1: Arrange each Cooperative Group & Assign Material Within each Cooperative Group, teammates are assigned different material to learn and present to one another (e.g., the “Red” teammate is assigned Rule §150.1003. The “Blue” teammate is assigned Rule §150.004. The “Yellow” teammate is assigned Rule §150.1005. The “Green” teammate is assigned Rule §150.1006). Step 2: Expert Groups Study and Prepare Presentations Expert Groups are comprised of individuals with the same assigned material (e.g., all “Red” teammates who were assigned Rule §150.1003; all “Blue” teammates who were assigned Rule §150.1004; all “Yellow” teammates who were assigned Rule §150.1005; all “Green” teammates who were assigned Rule §150.1006.) Expert partners from the same Cooperative Group read and study their material together, plan effective ways to teach their material, and plan ways to check for comprehension of Cooperative Group teammates. Step 3: Return to Cooperative Groups for Teaching and Checking Individuals return to their Cooperative Groups. Cooperative Group members take turns presenting the material to one another. The team goal is for all group members to master all of the material presented. Step 4: Individual and Group Accountability Groups are accountable for ensuring that all members master all of the material. Individuals may be asked to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways (e.g., responding orally to random questions). S-11

PDAS… ‹ Focus on Student Learning ‹ Alignment ‹ High Standard of Proficiency ‹ Continuous Improvement Through Professional Development S-12

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“THE WEB” ‹ You will watch the following video of a 6th grade science class from the point of view of either the “Learner” or the “Teacher” – as assigned. ‹ Table groups will complete the “web” on handout H #3 or H #4 in the Appendix. ‹ You will have 5 minutes. Be prepared to share your responses. S-13

ALIGNMENT: MAKING CONNECTIONS AMONG LEARNERS, CURRICULUM, ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENT

CURRICULUM What does the learner need to know and be able to do?

LEARNER How does the teacher focus on the learner? 1. Academic needs 2. Learning needs 3. Interests

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES What strategies does the teacher use and how do they relate to learner needs and interests?

ASSESSMENT How does the teacher assess student learning progress?

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ALIGNMENT ‹ On a note card respond to the following: • One example of how the 6th grade science teacher focused on the academic needs of her learners. • One example of how the 6th grade science teacher addressed the learners’ interests.

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ALIGNMENT (CONTINUED) ‹ Curriculum: What does the learner need to know and be able to do? ‹ Instructional Activities: What strategies are used and how do they relate to learner interests and needs? ‹ Assessment: How does the teacher assess student learning/progress? S-16

PDAS… ‹ Focused on Student Learning ‹ Alignment ‹ High Standard of Proficiency ‹ Continuous Improvement Through Professional Development S-17

PROFICIENT/SATISFACTORY GAMEBOARD Words to Select: • skillful • acceptable • sufficient • adept • expert • competent • experienced • masterful • effective • qualified • adequate • well-versed • well-advanced • practiced • knowledgeable

Proficient

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Proficient

Proficient

Proficient

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Proficient

Proficient

Proficient

Satisfactory

Proficient

Proficient

Proficient

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