Supporting Continuous Faculty Growth
for Student Achievement
March 12, 2014 | Cohort 13 | Connors Conference and Retreat Center, Dover, MA
STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Referenced Social Media and Online Tools:
- Join the #cathedchat forum on Twitter
-Visit edmodo.com - an online networking site for students and teachers
-Consider a Professional Learning Network (PLN) via Twitter
-Join NCEA Webinars for free
-Visit whatworks.gov for best assessments of educational practices
-Picaboo.com allows kids to design pages of a yearbook: $9.99 for 32 pages
-A helpful resource on Teacher Advancement (TAP)
Thomas Guskey, University of Kentucky: expert in evaluation. Let kids go above and beyond: meet rubric and you will get a C, go above and get a better grade. Educators cannot write the maximum “A” rubric – rubrics are supposed to be written for the average performer.
Charlotte Danielson: Expert in rubrics
-Consult with an architectural firm to change your space and increase student behavior
-Have student-led parent/teacher conference and let the teacher simply observe the interactions: let the kids take responsibility for their own behaviors and successes.
-The concept of learning blogs: kids can type what they learn into a blog everyday.
-Pair up with another school and swap teacher evaluation
Jesuit Digital Prayer Experience:
Visit the Moved to Greater Love Lenten Prayer Program website, a digital prayer experience taking place from March 2 to May 4, 2014.
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Resources: