Session Seven: Link to Graded Discussion Rubrics

Standard

Discussion Board Post

11-13th = 1st post

14-17 = 3 comments

Sarah

Original Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Made the minimum number of required discussion post by the deadline

20%

20

Made the minimum number of comments by the deadline

20%

20

Posting accurately respond to prompt questions

15%

15

Responses demonstrate synthesis of reading applied to real life understanding

15%

15

Posts & comments asked questions to facilitate conversation

15%

15

Posts & comments included links to outside readings

15%

5

Total

100%

(30% of course grade)

90%

Sam

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Made the minimum number of required discussion post by the deadline

20%

15

Made the minimum number of comments by the deadline

20%

20

Posting accurately respond to prompt questions

15%

15

Responses demonstrate synthesis of reading applied to real life understanding

15%

15

Posts & comments asked questions to facilitate conversation

15%

15

Posts & comments included links to outside readings

15%

0

Total

100%

(30% of course grade)

80%

Renata

Criteria

Points Possible

Points Earned

Made the minimum number of required discussion post by the deadline

20%

0

Made the minimum number of comments by the deadline

20%

20

Posting accurately respond to prompt questions

15%

15

Responses demonstrate synthesis of reading applied to real life understanding

15%

10

Posts & comments asked questions to facilitate conversation

15%

0

Posts & comments included links to outside readings

15%

15

Total

100%

(30% of course grade)

60

Mortimor Mugwump Instructor Manager

Posted Date:June 18, 2014 8:47 AM

 

What are some models of professional development and what makes them work or fail?

 

Sarah Connor

Posted Date:August 11, 2014 9:39 PM

 

 

“One shot” workshops seem to be the type of professional development I have received in technology.  As I have said many times, the SMART Board training I received a couple of years ago was a one day event.  We were bombarded with basic information and sent back to our rooms to start using this technology.  Some people took the information and ran with it.  Most of us left frustrated.  Every year I request on-going professional development for technology use in the classroom and it seems as though it is put on the back burner every time. 

 

Sam Elliot

Posted Date:August 11, 2014 11:57 PM

 

 

Hannah,

The effectiveness of the SMART Board training’s format should probably be questioned. I would think that some technology trainings like this would be “one shot wonders” because after all how many SMART Board trainings could us Early Adopters go to. The flaw in the training was probably the design of the training. it sounds like you were not able to practice what you were learning. It is important to give the teachers time to actually practice what they are being trained on in a setting in which they can receive guided practice otherwise the information would be useless.

 

Sarah Connor

Posted Date:August 12, 2014 7:40 PM

 

 

Sam,

I absolutely agree.  We were told the basics and not given the opportunity to practice what we learned.  I remember being very eager to use the SMART Board when I got back to the classroom, but time didn’t allow.  At that point, there was no follow-through to make sure that questions were being addressed and quality examples were being provided for each grade level.  I plugged in my SMART Board last week to introduce ClassDojo to my students and I was thrilled! 

 

Sarah Connor

Posted Date:August 12, 2014 7:44 PM

 

 

Misty,

I believe additional training is being provided over the next two weeks (too late, sadly, for the window that opened yesterday).  We were asked, however, to send one teacher from grades K-2 and one from 3-5 to receieve the training and report back.  My biggest issue here is that MAPS for Kindergarten looks different than MAPS for first grade.  I might be mistaken in this, as I don’t remember all the details that were given in our rushed introduction.  I’m hoping that when we meet tomorrow I’ll feel a little more comfortable getting started.

 

Sarah Connor

Posted Date:August 14, 2014 5:10 PM

 

 

Thank you for the information on the site!  I think most people feel the same.  We need to be actively participating in trainings in order to increase the chances of retaining the information that we receive.  It’s very frustrating to be bombarded with information while sitting in uncomfortable seats and hope that I remember all that was blasted my way.

 

Sam Elliot

Posted Date:August 13, 2014 5:48 PM

 

 

Carole, 

It is sort of lightly tragic when I come across a binder or some other takeaway from a workshop of years gone by that I have not touched. In the early to mid-2000s when there was a glut of money there seemed to be a lot of these kinds of workshops. There was a lot of money to be spent so there was a lot of excess spending. Being broke the last seven or so years has taught us to be a lot more strategic when spending money.

 

Sarah Connor

Posted Date:August 14, 2014 5:14 PM

 

 

Eva,

It makes me wonder… do they not realize that we all know how to read the standards ourselves?  There were some obvious shifts, but I’m fine with someone telling me that the information is there for me to view.  I know how to omit what has been shifted to another grade level (although I probably won’t).  As far as the strategies go, I know that when we had the training over the last year, I felt like they were regurgitating strategies that I have heard about over the many years I have been in education. 

 

Renata Phillips-Lee

Posted Date:August 14, 2014 7:43 PM

 

 

Some of the models mentioned in the reading include one shot wonder workshops, Professional Learning Community, Inquiry Team Approaches, Lesson Study, Just in Time, and Performance Support System Approach.

“Qualities of professional development include awareness raising, ongoing support, being connected to the schools mission, meeting the actual needs of the teachers and students, use of communities of practice, career-long learning networks, interactive opportunities and ongoing connections between the training and the expectations of the school including evaluation systems”.   

 

Renata Phillips-Lee

Posted Date:August 14, 2014 8:08 PM

 

 

I forgot this link I wanted to share and was not able to edit my last post:

 You’re familiar with the Flipped Classroom… Edsurge.com has a model of professional development for teachers called Flipped Professional Development ( FlippedPD). It’s a personal coaching company. The five key elements of Flipped PD:

Planning and Documentation: create a personalized Google document for the first coaching session that is sahres between the teacher and coach where individual goals are set, digital resources are linked and workshop notes are recorded

Personalized Digital Content: create a collection of customized digital resources and content 

Redularly Scheduled Professional Development: ongoing, embedded professional development. Regular coaching sessions during the school day 

Personalization Through Coaching : similar to athletic trainers, connect to content, experts and colleauges and, provide interest and skills assessments 

 Communities of Learning: collaboration with other educators  based on grade level, content area, or interest.  

of course this is not ideal for every situation but in certain situtions  I can see it working for some.  

You can learn more here:

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-04-18-the-flip-side-of-professional-development

 

Sam Elliot

Posted Date:August 15, 2014 10:44 PM

 

 

I know that EVERYONE hates having a PowerPoint read to them during a presentation. But isn’t it even worse when the presenter says “I’m not going to insult your intelligence by reading this to you” and then sits there to let the audience read it.

There may be a certain element of a “no win” situation when it comes to staff development. It’s interesting presenting to one’s own staff. When I have done this I am amazed at how checked out MY OWN FRIENDS can be during a presentation. AND I AM INTERESTING! This discussion did come up in another course about how we never should try and read the mind of the audience because we do not really know what they are taking in and what they are not. 

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