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Fort Lee Public Schools District Professional Development Plan - 2011-2012
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Collaborative professional learning in school and beyond:
A Tool Kit for New Jersey Educators

Cover

Table of Contents
Tools by chapter
Tools in alphabetical order
Overview

CHAPTER 1:  A new kind of professional development

Tool 1.1 Assessment of current reality of professional development
Tool 1.2 The best staff development is in the workplace, not in a workshop

CHAPTER 2:  Aligning the standards: Making the case

Tool 2.1 New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers
Tool 2.2 New Jersey Professional Standards for School Leaders
Tool 2.3 New Jersey Professional Development Standards for Teachers

CHAPTER 3:  Collaborative professional learning
» Selected Tools

Tool 3.1 Team learning scenario task
Tool 3.2 NSDC’s Standard for Staff Development on Learning Communities.
Tool 3.3 Set goals for learning with a sense of urgency
Tool 3.4 Fears and hopes
Tool 3.5 Possible staff meeting agenda

CHAPTER 4:  Getting started

Tool 4.1A community of learners: One school’s journey - two viewpoints

CHAPTER 5:  Supportive conditions for collaborative professional learning

Tool 5.1 School culture survey
Tool 5.2 Audit of the culture starts with two handy tools
Tool 5.3 Teacher and principal ICs on Learning Communities
Tool 5.4 What does your community know and believe about teacher learning? A survey
Tool 5.5 Frequently asked questions about professional development
Tool 5.6 Central office IC on Learning Communities

CHAPTER 6:  Facilitating collaborative teams
» Selected Tools

Tool 6.1 Protocol for developing agreements
Tool 6.2 Building effective teams
Tool 6.3 Transform your group into a team 
Tool 6.4 Which stage is your team in? A survey
Tool 6.5 Team agreement template
Tool 6.6 Becoming a productive team

CHAPTER 7:  Making time
» Selected Tools

Tool 7.1 Time use flows from school culture
Tool 7.2 Analysis of current time usage with time use log
Tool 7.3 Think outside the clock
Tool 7.4 Time enough for teaching and learning
Tool 7.5 Making time for adult learning
Tool 7.6 Comparison of strategies for making time for collaborative professional learning
Tool 7.7 Forming a recommendation

CHAPTER 8:  Using data
» Selected Tools

Tool 8.1 Types of data available
Tool 8.2 Student data checklist
Tool 8.3 Data analysis protocol (informal)
Tool 8.4 Data analysis protocol (formal)
Tool 8.5 Crafting data summary statements
Tool 8.6 Fishbone diagram
Tool 8.7 Hypothesis-testing record keeping sheet

CHAPTER 9:  Working collaboratively
» Selected Tools

Tool 9.1 Peeling a standard
Tool 9.2 Common assessment planning tool
Tool 9.3 Teamwork on assessments creates powerful professional development
Tool 9.4 Group wise: Strategies for examining student work together
Tool 9.5 Success analysis protocol
Tool 9.6 Descriptive review process
Tool 9.7 Collaborative assessment conference
Tool 9.8 Teacher research leads to learning, action
Tool 9.9 Lesson study
Tool 9.10 Profile of Bill Jackson
Tool 9.11 Process: Select the strategy that works for your content and context

CHAPTER 10:  Team planning and reporting
» Selected Tools

Tool 10.1 Sample team plan
Tool 10.2 Team planning template
Tool 10.3 Alternative team planning template
Tool 10.4 Team agenda template
Tool 10.5 Team summary report template. CHAPTER11:  Role of principal

CHAPTER 11:  Role of principal

Tool 11.1 Essays by Dennis Sparks
Tool 11.2 Benefits of collaborative professional learning
Tool 11.3 Key learning for collaborative professional learning teams
Tool 11.4 Principals’ strategies for increasing staff capacities for continuous learning
Tool 11.5 In the right context
Tool 11.6 Culture shift doesn’t occur overnight — or without conflict
Tool 11.7 How to launch a community
Tool 11.8 Getting everyone to buy in

CHAPTER 12:  Role of central office
» Selected Tools

Tool 12.1 Back-mapping model
Tool 12.2 If not a workshop, then what? 
Tool 12.3 Break the in-service habit
Tool 12.4 School professional development plan synthesis

CHAPTER 13:  Evaluating collaborative professional learning
» Selected Tools

Tool 13.1 Eight smooth steps
Tool 13.2 Team meeting assessment
Tool 13.3 Rate yourself as a team player
Tool 13.4 Protocol for discussing survey results about team effectiveness and/or team meetings
Tool 13.5 Logic model template
Tool 13.6 Learning team survey
Tool 13.7 Summative reflection protocol
Tool 13.8 Professional learning communities: Getting started
Tool 13.9 Professional learning communities II: A focus on common assessments

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