(CI) Professional Development
Norwood's Professional Development Goal: To provide all staff with professional development that is embedded, sustained, and connected to educators' needs.
Elementary Inservice Plans for 2012-13 as of March 8, 2013
Middle School Inservice Plans for 2012-13 as of March 8, 2013
High School Inservice Plans for 2012-13 as of March 8, 2013
Literacy Training Groups for Grades 6-12 for 2012-13 as of November 5, 2012
Student Services Inservice Plans for 2012-13 as of March 8, 2013
Librarians Inservice Plans for 2012-13 as of March 8, 2013
Other PD Plans for All Staff for 2012-13 as of
To see a list of Norwood Teachers Who Can Lead Workshops on a variety of topics go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zNiqw76jt7kDvZpko0F3Wbez55D3gN6__CAGbzJgHm0/edit?hl=en_US, then ask your supervisor to make arrangements with Dr. Wyeth for in-service time.
Food for Thought: "Strategic planning efforts and whole school reform efforts have been ineffective because planning cycles are too long and implementation is too complex and cumbersome, leading to fragmentation and overload. School reform experts recommend that small groups of teachers (professionals) work collaboratively on relatively short-term goals." (PDK EDge, Sept/Oct 2005)
"Start here for improving teaching and learning...[it] starts with a group of teachers who meet regularly as a team to identify essential and valued student learning, develop common formative assessments, analyze current levels of achievement, set achievement goals, and then share and create lessons to improve upon those levels... Importantly, there must be an expectation that this collaborative effort will produce ongoing improvement--and gains in achievement. If there is anything that the research community agrees on it is this: The right kind of continuous, structured teacher collaboration improves the quality of teaching and pays big, often immediate, dividends in student learning and professional morale in virtually any setting." (Mike Schmoker, Results NOW, ASCD, 2006)
Some links to Area Professional Development sites: As Norwood Public Schools is a member of TEC, you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of TEC workshops. However, if you find a useful workshop that is not offered by TEC at ACCEPT or EDCO, you should speak with your supervisor about attending and follow the normal workshop request procedures for approval prior to registering for any workshop.
- http://www.accept.org/professional-development (ACCEPT)
- http://www.edcollab.org/~seefurth/ (EDCO)
- http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/institutes/11/default.html (DESE PD Institutes: These are typically high quality and worth checking out.)
- http://www.tec-coop.org/PDL_Programs.html#k12 (TEC: Norwood is a member district)
Licensure and Degree Programs and Online Courses
- Endicott College
- American International College
- Some great on-line courses for content and IT can be found at: http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/. Check it out!
- Another good source for IT PD is http://star-online.org/index.html
- And another: http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/
List of Professional Development Forms and DESE Guidelines
Forms have been provided in both PDF and Microsoft Word format. Right mouse button on the Word link, and select 'Save As' to save to your computer. You will then be able to use Microsoft Word to fill out the form. If you want to print the form and fill it in, choose the PDF format and then print.
|Form Name||Format of File|
|DESE Certification/Licensure Guidelines|
|DESE Recertification Guidelines: January 2000|
|Professional Day Summary form||Word|
|Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Forms: DESE (PDF); MTA (Word)||Word|
|PDP Record Sheet: for Multiple Activities||Word|
|PDP Log: for Ongoing Work on One Topic|
|Linking Professional Development Activities Form||Word|
|Course Approval Application||Word|
|Action Research Plan||Word|
|Activity Reflection Form||Word|