Planning with Purpose in Personalized Professional Learning

District team will build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework around Personalized Professional Learning.
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Key Method

The district team will leverage human capacity, identify actionable strategies and next steps, and develop a data-driven plan that would use personalized professional learning to support personalized learning in schools.

Method Components

The Future Ready Schools: Planning with Purpose in Personalized Professional Learning micro-credential is part of the Planning with Purpose stack of the Future Ready Schools micro-credentials. It is designed to support school district teams as they build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework.

What is the Personalized Professional Learning Gear?

The Personalized Professional Learning gear highlights the use of technology and digital learning to increase professional learning opportunities by expanding access to high-quality, ongoing, job-embedded opportunities for professional growth for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. Tools like digital professional pearning communities, peer-to-peer lesson sharing, and better use of data and formative assessment, combined with less emphasis on “sit and get” professional development sessions, eliminate the confines of geography and time. These ever-increasing resources offer teachers and administrators vast new opportunities to collaborate, learn, share, and produce best practices with colleagues in school buildings across the country. Technology and digital learning present opportunities that ultimately lead to improvements in student success and create broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age.

Components of Planning with Purpose in Personalized Professional Learning

  • Leverage human capacity in the district to support the development and, ultimately, implementation of a Future Ready Action Plan
  • Identify actionable strategies and next steps for implementation by reviewing district context, data, resources, and best practices
  • Develop a data-driven plan that would use personalized professional learning to support the realization of personalized learning in schools

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Lawless, Kimberly A., and James W. Pellegrino. “Professional Development in Integrating Technology Into Teaching and Learning: Knowns, Unknowns, and Ways to Pursue Better Questions and Answers.” Review of Educational Research 77.4 (2007): 575-614.
    http://bit.ly/2bDFMKi

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Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

The items in this following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a “yes” evaluation for Parts 1, 2, and 3 to earn the micro-credential.

Part 1. Overview Questions

  • List the district members who contributed to the plan for the Personalized Professional Learning gear. Why was it important to involve these people?

Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts

Please submit the following artifacts:

  • Your Personalized Professional Learning gear assessment. How did the data from the self-assessment inform your plan?
  • Create and upload your plan for Personalized Professional Learning gear. You can provide a brief description of the strategies as needed. (Reference the Future Ready Dashboard for strategies and ideas as you plan.)

Part 3: Reflection or Other Type of Additional Assessment

Describe how the data informed your district’s approach to becoming a Future Ready School in Personalized Professional Learning. How will you build internal capacity to implement the plan for the Personalized Professional Learning gear moving forward?

The Future Ready Schools micro-credentials were developed with support from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

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Requirements

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