The Kentucky Department of Education is offering various forms of professional learning opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) as Kentucky prepares for the PGES state wide pilot in 2013-2014. Meaningful professional learning opportunities are available in a variety of ways, are "just in time" and are geared toward individual needs.
Year-At-A-Glance Calendars provide superintendents, principals and teachers an overview of monthly tasks to begin to put in place the Professional Growth & Effectiveness statewide pilot. These individual tasks are designed for each role to support the overall systems change necessary at the school and district. The Year At a Glance calendars enable educators to identify and plan professional learning necessart to ensure successful implementation of the Professional Growth & Effectiveness System. Here are the 2013-14 Year-at-a-Glance calendars for: Principals, and Teachers.
PGES Office Hours provide Kentucky educators a unique opportunity to engage in professional learning. They are designed to encourage teachers, principals and district administrators educators who are just beginning to understand the PGES or who want to deepen their understanding to “stop by” and ask a quick question or stay a while and chat. These online sessions are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm ET via Lync.
Click PGES Office Hours
to enter the LIVE Lync session. Effectiveness coaches, PGES consultants and KDE staff will be hosting these online discussions.
You may also post your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
in advance. The following items are needed to participate in Office Hours via Lync: Lync online, speakers and microphone or mic-equipped headset. A a web camera is optional.
Archived Lync Sessions are available for educators to participate in Professional Learning and increase their knowledge of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). They are designed to be useful to both educators who are just beginning to understand the PGES as well as those who want to deepen their understanding. They provide educators a foundational knowledge of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching, its domains, and components. Educators will learn how PGES and its multiple measures are integrated with the Framework.
To sign up for an Archived Lync Session, follow the click path outlined in the document to the right of the page: Register for an Archived Lync Session. You will be directed to PD360 where you will watch the section.
A Peer Observer Professional Learning Module is available to educators. Developed in partnership with Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and titled “Professional Learning for Peer Observers”, this self-paced module prepares teachers to become effective peer observers in Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES).
Professional Learning Resources can be found below. These videos, powerpoints and handouts focus on the Kentucky Framework for Teaching and the multiple measures of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). These resources will be helpful for individuals as well as entire faculties who are seeking Professional Learning about PGES.
Users may register for the Peer Observer Module in CIITS
. Hover over the EDS tab, choose PD search, then online courses. Type in Peer Observer Training Module
. Register for the month in which you would like to complete the module. Click the Online Course URL: http://ket.pbslearningmedia.org/
. Users must either Sign up for FREE or log in with a PBS account. Once logged in, search for the title Professional Learning for Peer Observers.
For assistance with PBS Learning Media watch the video tutorials on “How to Enroll" or contact support at email@example.com
KY FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHING RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
Framework for Teaching
Digging Deeper into the Framework
This module takes participants into an analysis of component 3b, Questioning and Discussion Techniques, within domain 3 Instruction. Participants look at each element closely to understand what each means to instructional practice. This process can be applied to "dig deeper" into the components in the Kentucky Framework for Teaching. Be sure to view this module with a small group or a partner.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLANNING/SELF REFLECTION RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
STUDENT GROWTH RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
TEACHSCAPE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION RESOURCES
PROGRAM REVIEW CONNECTIONS