Personalized Professional Development

Personalized Professional Development Gear

Goals, Action Steps and Progress

Goal 1 Progress 0%

Recommended Action Step 1. Create a vetting committee that determines a rubric for evaluating online Professional Learning content. (Q3 2019, NDE, ESUCC, ESU’s, & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 2. Populate the Nebraska OER Commons hub with vetted and high quality Professional Development content for teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. (Q4 2019, NDE, ESUCC, & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 3. Communicate and inform Nebraska school districts about the Nebraska OER Commons hub and its resources for professional development. (Q2 2020, NDE, ESUCC, and ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 4. Assist and encourage Nebraska school districts to access and utilize Nebraska OER resources for Professional Learning. (Q3 2020, NDE & ESUs)

Goal 2 Progress 0%
Recommended Action Step 1. Train teachers and administrators to build Personal Learning Networks that include social media tools and collaborations that extend outside their buildings. (Q4 2018, NDE & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 2. Create a suggested system of professional practices that uses a broad set of indicators including student achievement, evidence of improved instructional practice, and student engagement. (Q1 2019, NDE, ESUCC, ESU’s & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 3. Develop trainings and materials to assist teachers in goal-setting activities, collection of progress data, self-reflection and evaluation of professional learning data integrated with the school improvement process. (Q2 2019, ESU’s &  Districts)

Recommended Action Step 4. Use a data driven process for determining teacher’s Personal Professional Learning priorities. (Q4 2019, NDE, ESU’s & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 5. Provide professional development opportunities that allow teachers to use and learn the Use of Space and Time instructional tools. (Q1 2020, NDE & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 6. Develop a toolkit that has a definition of student-centered learning and personalized learning along with how to create personalized learning plans and systems to support the development of personalized learning. (Q3 2020, NDE, FRNC & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 7. Create resource of personalized learning teaching practices including rubrics for guidance. (Q4 2020, NDE & ESU’s)

Goal 3 Progress 50%
Recommended Action Step 1. Train ESU staff members on the Nebraska Future Ready Framework, Nebraska OER Commons Hub, and other Digital Learning resources. (Q3 2018, NDE, FRNC & ESU TLT OER Work Group)

Recommended Action Step 2. Develop and organize targeted trainings for specific school district personnel at all levels on Future Ready frameworks, Ed Tech plan and Digital tools. (Administrators, teachers, paras, librarians and other appropriate staff). (Q3 2018, NDE & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 3. Develop a partnership with college and university teacher education programs to train and inform teacher education faculty about Future Ready Resources to include the Nebraska Future Ready framework. (Q3 2019, NDE & ESU’s)

Recommended Action Step 4. Develop a partnership with college and university teacher education programs to educate pre-professional teachers about Future Ready Resources to include the Nebraska Future Ready framework and the Ed Tech plan. (Q1 2020, NDE and ESU’s)

Using the Future Ready Goals and Action Steps

Each of the FRNC gear groups has written a comprehensive set of goals and provided recommended action steps supporting their goals to help move digital learning and education technology forward in Nebraska. To assist districts and schools in aligning their work to this plan, icons representing common state and national education initiatives were created and then aligned to each goal and action step. The table below gives guidance to each of the icons used and which initiative the icon represents. In many cases, the goals and action steps identified support work on multiple initiatives and each icon is shown to indicate these matches.

This icon indicates that the Goal or action step is tied to an AQuESTT tenet or work that supports an AQuESTT tenet.
This icon indicates that the Goal or action step is tied to ESSA either as a support of the act or because it is tied to available ESSA monies or grant opportunities.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step is directly linked to a Goal or action step of another Future Ready Gear.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step is tied to a recommendation that is found within the 2017 National Education Technology plan.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step supports a goal or advances the work of a Nebraska State Board of Education goal
Personalized Professional Learning 3 year timeline
2018
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
PPL1 Online Resources
PPL2 Effective Professional learning
AS 1. Train teachers to build professional learning networks and use social media tools to extend collaborations outside their buildings.
PPL3 Differentiated Prof. Learning
AS 1. Train ESU members on FR Framework and OER hub
AS 2. Training for school personnel on Future Ready and the Ed. Tech plan
Personalized Professional Learning 3 year timeline
2019
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
PPL1 Online Resources
AS 1. Create a vetting rubric for evaluating Prof. Learning content
AS 2. Populate OER with content for PD
PPL2 Effective Professional learning
AS 2. Create a system of professional practices with broad indicators like student achievement, improved professional practice and student engagement.
AS 3. Develop training and materials to assist teachers with goal setting activities, collection of progress data, self-reflection and professional learning data.
AS 4. Use a Data driven process to prioritize professional learning priorities.
PPL3 Differentiated Prof. Learning
AS 3. Train higher ed education faculty on Future Ready resources and the Future Ready Framework
Personalized Professional Learning 3 year timeline
2020
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
PPL1 Online Resources
AS 3. Communicate OER hub resources developed for Personalized Professional Development
AS 4. Assist districts in accessing and utilizing OER resources for PD
PPL2 Effective Professional learning
AS 5. Provide Professional Development opportunities on using Space and Time tools
AS 6. Develop a toolkit for student centered learning and Personalized learning and creating plans and systems of support.
AS 7. Create a Resource of Personalized Learning teaching practices and rubrics for guidance.
PPL3 Differentiated Prof. Learning