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GTRA CSD Jan 16 2019 PL - Implementing an Individual Growth Plan Through Focused Instructional Strategies Level II (In-District) (8224)


This learning team is designed to support teachers with a structure and process for reviewing student work and data with an emphasis on high impact instructional strategies. Teachers will collaborate in cohort groups facilitated by Master and Mentor teachers to review data, forms, and assessments along with student work. This process will be connected to the teachers’ Individual Growth Plan which will be developed using the TAP rubric along with the guidance of the Master and Mentor teachers.

Coaching provides teachers the opportunity to collaborate with another teacher to reflect upon their classroom and their students about what is going well and what could be going better. Together the coach and teacher identify a student focused goal, learn about and implement a strategy aligned to the goal and monitor progress toward meeting the goal. The coaching cycle provides a structured process for collaborative job embedded learning between coaches and teachers for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.



Participants will know-
Professional growth and goals are positively connected to student achievement
The high impact of PLC collaboration on student achievement
The Instructional Coaching Cycle will be documented.
Their coach will support them in establishing a student focused goal that is measurable.
Their coach will support them in selecting a strategy aligned to the student focused goal.
Their coach will support them in learning and implementing the strategy.
Their coach will collect data for them to monitor progress and determine success.
Participants will understand-
The impact of results-oriented goals
The importance of collective inquiry into best practice in teaching and learning
They as the learner will choose what they want to work on with their coach.
They as the learner choose their own strategy.
They as the learner choose how they will implement the strategy to fit the needs of their students.
They as the learner work with the coach to monitor progress and determine success.
Participants will be able to-
Implement research based strategies
Provide differentiated instruction using high-leverage teaching practices 
Establish a measurable student focused goal for improving student behavior, academics, or attitude.
Select a strategy aligned to the student focused goal.
Learn and implement the strategy.
Study implementation and student data to determine progress toward the student focus goal.
Make decisions about next steps.
Reflect on the Instructional Coaching Cycle with the coach.

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: None
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Christopher, Tricia Presenter: Tricia Christopher
Registration Begins: 1/23/2019 Registration Ends: 4/1/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card Contact: Tricia Christopher
Contact Phone: — Facility: Other
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Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
1/16/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
1/23/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
1/30/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
2/6/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
2/20/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
2/27/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/6/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/13/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/27/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
4/3/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
4/10/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/1/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/8/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/15/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/20/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm

GTRA CSD Jan 16 2019 PL - Implementing an Individual Growth Plan Through Focused Instructional Strategies Level II (In-District) (8224)

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GTRA CSD Jan 16 2019 PL - Implementing an Individual Growth Plan Through Focused Instructional Strategies Level II (In-District) (8224)

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Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Tricia Christopher

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