Professional Learning Opportunities

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These tools and resources, including interactive webinars, are designed to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) at various stages in utilizing their Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) results to drive talent management decisions.

  • Webinar: Using Evaluation for Improvement: Assessing and Building Capacity
    This webinar is part of the series of sessions scheduled over the course of the 2014-15 school year to support those participating in the STLE-Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership (STLE-D) program as they work to enhance the implementation of their APPR system.  Tools, resources, and concrete examples were provided to help districts move past the traditional post-professional development perception surveys and move to a deep analysis of the impact of professional development efforts on teaching and learning. 
  • Webinar: Making SLOs Matter: Supporting Meaningful, Rigorous Goal-Setting
    This webinar is a part of the series of sessions scheduled over the course of the 2014-15 school year to support those participating in the STLE-Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership (STLE-D) program as they work to enhance the implementation of their APPR system. Trends and patterns identified through the thorough review of participants’ Student Learning Objective (SLO) samples are highlighted, leading to a discussion of misperceptions and common challenges in the development of high quality SLOs.
  • Webinar: Sustaining the Reach of Our Most Effective Educators
    This webinar includes information from two local grantees as they share their experiences in working towards sustainability of initiatives post-grant period while also highlighting models, experiences, and reflections from those involved in extending the reach of effective educators across the nation.
  • Webinar: Enhancing Family Engagement
    This webinar allowed for the close examination of resources and examples of how districts across New York State, including STLE grantees, are engaging families. This webinar provides districts time to reflect upon current family engagement efforts, identify areas of strength and areas that could be enhanced, and strategically plan possible next steps for strengthening the home-school connection at the district, building, and classroom level.
  • Webinar: Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Closeout and Reflection
    This webinar includes information to assist teachers and administrators as they go through the process of closing out SLOs. The webinar guides participants with being able to identify key resources available to gather assessment data and calculate HEDI outcomes, to analyze student and teacher performance data using available tools, and to thoughtfully reflect on SLO results.

 

Related Resources:

Please see the Improving Practice home page for additional professional learning resources, including the presentations and resources from the Engage-Envision-Elevate: From Initiatives to Systems Convening and the New York State-adapted Quality Framework.