Professional Development for the 21st Century

Gold level

Published on 8/17/2012

Learning objectives

  • critical thinking skills
  • life skills, including collaboration and communication
  • ICT skills
Created for

Age 7 and below

Ages 11 - 13

Ages 14 - 18

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Art / Design

Biology

Chemistry

Citizenship

Digital/Media Literacy

Environment

Geography

Geology

Health studies and personal safety

History

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Music

Natural Sciences

Physical Education

Physics

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

World Languages

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Featured tools
AutoCollage
Bing™ Maps

Bing™ Translator

ChronoZoom

Community Clips

Flashcards

Kodu™

LiveWriter

Math Worksheet...
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Lync

Microsoft Math...
Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft OneD...
Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft Powe...

Microsoft Tag

Microsoft Word

Partners in Le...

Ribbon Hero

SharePoint

Skype
Windows 7
Windows Movie ...
Worldwide Tele...

flip cameras

digital cameras

www.storybird.com

www.wikispaces...

laptops

desktops

document cameras

projectors

Required hardware
Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Personalized learning

Direct instruction

Independent study

Other

Learning activity details

St. Paul’s professional development program instills motivation and passion in our educators and trains them to engage, inspire, and prepare our students for their future. To prompt change, two years ago, St. Paul’s encouraged teachers to create lessons at least once a month that utilize the best practices of lesson design and effectively integrate technology and invite a colleague or director to observe the lesson. Additionally, this year, the administrative team reframed our mission into the St. Paul’s Standard, delineating the expectations of all constituents – learners, educators, and school family – and designed a progression model that measures the success of our educators. Our plan achieves the following objectives:
1) prepare teachers to utilize innovative lesson design practice;
(2) provide faculty with common language regarding best practices & lesson design;
(3) offer professional development opportunities meeting the varied needs of the faculty;
(4) support teachers in their personal goals for the year;
(5) create team building opportunities for faculty at the school, department, and division level;
(6) measure the progress of faculty through 1:1 progression model meetings and with PiL research; and
(7) celebrate the innovation of teachers and students through Teaching and Learning Showcases.

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