Posted: Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:03am Updated: Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:48am

In an effort to streamline Professional Development support, the Office of School Improvement is now offering some of our trainings as “Self-Service”. These trainings are available to educators who wish to present directly to their faculty and staff members. Please contact School Improvement Specialist Diane Vielee at dvielee@doe.in.gov with any questions.

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3 hours of training/work time
Do you know how to assess students’ understanding of a specific learning target as opposed to evaluating students’ learning on a unit of study? This PD will provide an understanding of the difference between a common formative assessment (CFA) and summative assessment. Participants will gain an understanding of CFAs as well as what is needed to implement. Additionally, participants will understand the urgency to change the way we, as educators, assess students’ understanding of learning targets, and the resources available. Schedule Here!

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Recorded Presentation

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Are you teaching to the full depth of Indiana’s College and Career Readiness Standards? This PD will also provide teachers and leaders with a simple, but highly effective strategy to fully unpack Indiana Academic Standards, so students are prepared to demonstrate mastery. We will focus on the importance of creating and using student-friendly and measurable learning targets to drive daily classroom instruction. Additionally, participants will explore the IDOE’s math and literacy frameworks in order to utilize these resources in instructional planning. Schedule Here!

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Recorded Presentation

 

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1 hour training/work time:

Are you teaching to the full depth of Indiana’s College and Career Readiness Standards? This PD will provide teachers and leaders with a simple, but highly effective strategy to fully unpack Indiana Academic Standards, so students are prepared to demonstrate mastery. Additionally, participants will learn the four criteria to prioritize their Indiana Academic Standards. Participants will prioritize standards based on readiness, endurance, accountability, and leverage.

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Is there a process that will prioritize current grade level standards and provide intervention time for students lacking prerequisite knowledge and skills? The first two parts of the series are being offered in three separate professional development sessions and will focus on prioritizing and pacing academic standards.School Improvement Specialists will train school leaders on how to implement an evidence-based process for identifying and pacing high-priority standards.

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This introductory presentation provides a broad overview of the Indiana Department of Education’s consolidated Comprehensive Needs Assessment/School Improvement Plan (CNA/SIP) template. Participants learn why the template was developed, who is required to complete the template, and how the template is organized.

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Recorded Presentation

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This presentation goes in-depth for each of the four sections of the consolidated template, providing details about the content and purpose of each section. Viewers learn how the sections fit together to form a seamless needs assessment and school improvement plan. Details about how to enter information and differences between the Word and Google formats are also explained.

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Recorded Presentation

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On this video, viewers learn what a gap analysis is and why a gap analysis is a vital part of a needs assessment and school improvement plan. The video provides details about conducting a gap analysis, within the template, and what to do with information derived from the analysis.

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Recorded Presentation

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This presentation defines root cause analysis and explains why it is a critical part of school improvement planning. Viewers are shown how to conduct a root cause analysis and how to incorporate findings into an actionable school improvement plan.

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Recorded Presentation

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2 hours of training/work time
Educators will begin the process of learning how to teach to a vast audience using practices that are inclusive for all students. Content presented during this PD will jump start the process of implementing culturally responsive teaching practices before students enter the classroom. Research reveals culture is central to the learning process; therefore, playing a significant role in how we communicate and receive information. Pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full, equitable access to education for students from all cultures. Schedule Here!

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2 hours of training/work time
While teachers are working extremely hard, they aren’t always giving students opportunities to grapple with the academic standards at higher DOK levels. This PD provides teachers with an understanding of what D.O.K. is and what it is not. Participants will be able to identify the DOK levels and types of cognitive processing needed at each level as well as applying this knowledge to their own classroom assessment questions. Schedule Here!

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Depth of Knowledge...Getting to the Heart of Rigor

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Data-Driven Instruction

Teachers have access to multiple data sources, but how do they decide which data points are most needed in instructional planning? Participants will learn how to collect and disaggregate the most meaningful data, use a data analysis protocol in a few simple steps, and create an action plan meeting the needs of all students.

What is the difference between intervention and remediation? What does enrichment look like in a classroom setting? Participants will: gain an understanding of the benefits of utilizing data to group students, participate in a reflection of where they are in this process, and changes they could make to maximize time with students. We will also explore the resources available on the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE’s) website and how the Office of School Improvement can provide on-site coaching and implementation tips for intervention, remediation, and enrichment.

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Student Engagement and Check for Understanding

Have you ever wondered what active engagement looks like in a classroom? Are there tips, tricks, or even proven strategies enabling teachers, regardless of student grade level, content area, or years of experience, to actively engage all students? This professional development (PD) will provide a full understanding of what it means to actively engage students and how to do it effectively. Participants will be able to identify the five levels of engagement, identify the level of engagement in their classrooms, learn how to move students towards authentic engagement, and add engagement activities to daily lessons.

How do you effectively check for understanding during a lesson and why is it an important part of the teaching and learning process? This PD will answer those questions and provide participants the opportunity to observe checks for understanding methods in action to immediately utilize in their own classrooms. Additionally participants will understand the difference between a mistake and a misconception, know what to do with the information gathered, and identify how they will be held accountable for implementation.

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3 hours of training/work time

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to improve student learning. This training is geared towards school and district leaders looking to implement PLCs. The training focuses on building a leadership team, creating PLC teams, setting norms, creating collaboration time, and more. Throughout the training, participants will gain an understanding of the necessary components to build effective PLCs. Schedule Here!

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Professional Learning Communities (PLC Training)