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Professional Education Report
Thursday, September 10, 2009 (Last Last Approved: Friday, April 20, 2007) Entity: Northwestern Lehigh SD Address: 6493 Route 309 New Tripoli, PA 18066-2038 Phone: (610) 298-8661 Ext: 1225 Contact Name: Susanne Meixsell

Professional Education Planning Committee
Name Affiliation Membership Category Ed Specialist Instructional Technology Community Representative Secondary School Teacher Administrator Middle School Teacher Ed Specialist - School Psychologist Middle School Teacher Secondary School Teacher Business Representative Elementary School Teacher Middle School Teacher Administrator Administrator Community Representative Secondary School Teacher Administrator Elementary School Teacher Administrator Business Representative Parent Parent Appointed By Educational Specialists School Board High School Teachers Administrative Team Middle School Teachers Educational Specialists Middle School Teachers High School Teachers School Board Elementary Teachers Middle School Teachers Administrative Team Administrative Team School Board High School Teachers Administrative Team Weisenberg Elementary Teachers Administrative Team School Board School Board School Board

Bender, Anne Northwestern Lehigh High School Bleam, Deborah Carnahan, Tari Fitzgerald, Sara Foucek, Andrea Gates, Elisabeth Gensits, Stephen Johnston, Marsha Klein, Christopher Meixsell, Susanne Nickischer, Amy Piescienski, Marci Community Representative Northwestern Lehigh High School Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Northwestern Lehigh High and Middle Schools Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Northwestern Lehigh High School Northwestern Elementary Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Central Office Northwestern Lehigh High School Community Representative

Cartier, Renee Weisenberg Elementary

Huber, Nancy Business Representative

Reiss, Pamela Northwestern Lehigh High School Scott, Mark Stark, Beth Central Office Weisenberg Elementary

Stitzel, LeAnn Central Office Suter, David Venusto, Cathy Yadush, Aileen Business Representative Parent Parent

Needs Assessment Reflections

Legacy Dataview 371

Concern Last Modified: 5/18/2009 The District continues its commitment to increasing the reading proficiency rates for special education students. This continues to be an area of challenge in that the regular education students are meeting with AYP, but not all of the special education students are meeting with AYP. Over the course of the previous plan, the K-12 Language Arts curriculum was reviewed and rewritten with regular and special education teachers to achieve complete alignment with the PA Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors. As a result, a new reading series with a research based component paralleling the general education curriculum, has been implemented at the elementary levels over the past two years. Additionally, the 5th Grade will be returning to the elementary level in September of 2009. As part of this realignment, the 5th grade language arts curriculum has been mapped and is being revised to reflect differences in delivery systems and instructional practices between the Elementary and Middle Level programs. Reading benchmark tests as well as the use of DIBELS, Developmental Reading Assessment and Study Island data is being utilized to identify and remediate reading deficiencies very early for individual students. The District is also renewing its focus on improving the use of Differentiated Instruction approaches through increased staff development. The Northwestern Lehigh School District has assessed the staff development needs of the professional educators relevant to instructional and technology skills through the use of the Professional Development Council Needs Assessment, the Technology Needs Assessment Survey, and staff development/course evaluations. This data was analyzed to develop a course of action for the Strategic Plan as well as professional development needs to support all areas of growth. The Middle States Accreditation for Growth continues to serve as a key piece of data in identifying needs for the High School and District. Additionally, current PSSA results and benchmark assessments have been analyzed to identify targeted areas for improvement and more focused staff development. Through the analysis of all this data, it was very clear to the Strategic Planning Committee that focused and integrated goals for improvement to sustain adult learning are critical. Additional resources that were considered in designing the Professional Development Plan were the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • District Mission Statement District Vision of 2012 District Shared Values Student Achievement Data Educational Technology Plan Special Education Plan Student Services Plan Academic Standards and Assessment Plan Student Demographic Data Ongoing input from District administrators as well as teaching staff PATI surveys Parent Advisory Councils and Parent Teacher Organizations State and Federal Regulations such as IDIEA, Chapter 16, and Chapter 12 Act 48 regulations

The Northwestern Lehigh School District maintains the philosophy that teachers and administrators need to learn side-by-side so that both groups can strive for improved student

learning. While teachers are applying their knowledge and skill to the classroom environment, administrators can more effectively supervise and support teacher professional growth. District administrators must also continue their own professional growth in the areas of supervision, legal issues, policy development, data-driven decision-making, personnel, program evaluation, curriculum mapping, leadership, and facility planning. Through this comprehensive analysis the following specific areas for professional development will be addressed by this plan. Teachers, administrators, and pupil services staff are expected to attend these sessions. Support staff such as teacher aides, secretaries, and substitute teachers are also invited to attend. Technology Skill Development Use of Datawarehouse Discovery Education Streaming Kid/Teen Biz Web 2.0 tools Technology Integration in the Classroom Webpage Development Sapphire Grading System, Parent Portal, and IEP Writer Blackboard course software Study Island for Math, Language Arts, and Science grades 2-12 Interactive Whiteboards & Mobis Cyber Instruction Using tech peripherals, i.e. digital camera, scanner, projector, handhelds, classroom performance systems Pedagogical Development Grading Practices/ Purposes K-12 Differentiated Instruction workshops and training for K-12 Writer’s Workshop for grades K-8 Guided Reading for grades K-5 Advanced Placement teaching techniques for grades 9-12 Principles of Coaching K-12 ESL and Gifted Training K-12 Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment Anchors K-12 Literacy Interventions and fidelity in administering Assessments K-5 Data-driven instructional decisions K-12 Curriculum Mapping K-12 Benchmark Assessment Training K-12 Response to Intervention methods and techniques, K-5 Safety and Security CPR/AED/Basic First Aid K-12 Cyberbullying and Internet Safety K-12 Bullying Prevention K-12 Best practices in school nursing Crisis Response Training K-12 Crisis Prevention Intervention Training K-12 Student Assistance Program Training K-12 Student Services Staff Navigating County Agencies Mental Health Services Understanding Asperger's Syndrome

Interventions for Students with Conduct Problems Behavioral Health and Education — Bridging the Gap Mandated Reporter Training — Recognizing Child Abuse Kids and Drugs, Part 1 — Elementary School Level Kids and Drugs, Part 2 — Secondary School Level Teen Nutrition, Body Image and Eating Disorders Depression and Suicide Bullying Prevention K-12 New Teachers Crisis Prevention Intervention CPR, AED, and First Aid Technology Usage at Northwestern Lehigh Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment Anchors Professional Code of Conduct Gifted, ESL, and Special Education Training Curriculum Mapping Differentiated Instruction Administrator Specific Trainings Supervision Use of the Datawarehouse Instructional Leadership for Differentiated Instruction Data-Driven Decision Making Curriculum Mapping Program Evaluation Policy Development Personnel Management Facility Planning PIL-Approved Courses

Professional Education Action Plan

Goal: Academic Proficiency
Description: All students will be proficient in all core subject areas (reading, math, science, and social studies) leading to successful academic transitions from elementary to middle to high school and beyond.

Strategy: Align Curriculum to Academic Standards and Anchors
Description: District instructional staff will align all planned coures to the PA Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors.

Activity: Standards and Anchor Training

Description: Instructional staff will be trained on use of the PA Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 6/5/2006 Finish: 8/3/2012 Resources $3,000.00

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Total Number of Session Sessions Per School Year 6.00 Organization or Institution Name 4 Type of Provider

Estimated Number of Participants Per Year 180 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved

Training will be completed in• School Entity house (Northwestern Lehigh • Intermediate Unit School District) as well as at the Carbon Lehigh IU #21. Knowledge and Skills Research and Best Practices Staff will gain an understanding of the PA Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors, and will learn how to use the Standards Aligned Systems in curriculum alignment and lesson planning. The Standards Aligned Systems incorporates all areas that are required to enhance performance of our students.

Designed to Accomplish For classroom teachers, school counselors and education specialists: • Increases the educator’s teaching skills based on research on effective practice, with attention given to interventions for struggling students.

For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides the knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically, ensuring that assessments, curriculum, instruction, staff professional education, teaching materials and interventions for struggling students are aligned to each other as well as to Pennsylvania’s academic standards.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • Classroom teachers Grade Level • Early childhood

Principals / asst. principals

• • •

(preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 68) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Follow-up Activities • Creating lessons to meet varied student learning styles

Evaluation Methods • Classroom observation focusing on factors such as planning and preparation, knowledge of content, pedagogy and standards, classroom environment, instructional delivery and professionalism. Student PSSA data Standardized student assessment data other than the PSSA Classroom student assessment data Review of participant lesson plans

• • • •

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Strategy: Benchmark Assessments
Description: District instructional staff will use benchmark assessments in all core subject areas aligned to the PA Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors.

Activity: Training to Utilize Benchmark Assessments
Description: All teaching staff in grades 2-12 and District administration will be trained in using the selected benchmark assessment tool. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/7/2009 Finish: 9/3/2012 Resources $8,000.00

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Session Total Number of Sessions Per Estimated Number of School Year Participants Per Year 6.00 Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills 2 Type of Provider • School Entity 30 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish

Research and Best Practices

Teachers and administrators will learn how to use the benchmark assessments in Study Island, and will work in teams to analyze the data from these assessments.

Data teams at each building will For classroom teachers, analyze benchmark assessment school counselors and education specialists: data to determine appropriate interventions for struggling students and possible program • Provides educators changes. with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decision-making. For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides leaders with the ability to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals School counselors Other educational specialists Grade Level • • • • Early childhood (preKgrade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 912)

Follow-up Activities • Team development and sharing of content-area lesson implementation outcomes, with involvement of administrator and/or peers

Evaluation Methods • Classroom observation focusing on factors such as planning and preparation, knowledge of content, pedagogy and standards, classroom environment, instructional delivery and professionalism. Student PSSA data Standardized student assessment data other than the PSSA Classroom student assessment data

• • •

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Strategy: Curriculum Review Cycle
Description: District staff will revise the curriculum cycle to incorporate subject area integration,

utilize curriculum mapping database software as a curriculum analysis tool, and allow for annual review of curriuclum.

Activity: Curriculum Mapping Training
Description: District administrators, building principals, department and curriculum chairs will be trained in Heidi Hayes Jacobs' approach to curriculum mapping. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/1/2009 Finish: 9/1/2012 Resources $12,000.00

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Session Total Number of Sessions Per School Year 3.00 Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Educators will be trained in how to effectively map their curriculum in order to analyze areas of overlap and gaps. 2 Type of Provider • School Entity

Estimated Number of Participants Per Year 5 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish For classroom teachers, school counselors and education specialists: • Provides educators with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decision-making.

Research and Best Practices To effectively evaluate and improve curriculum, existing curriculum must first be mapped using a consistent model.

For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides the knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically, ensuring that assessments, curriculum, instruction, staff professional education, teaching materials and interventions for struggling students are aligned to each other as well as to Pennsylvania’s

academic standards. Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • • • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals Superintendent / asst. superintendents School counselors Other educational specialists Grade Level • • • • Early childhood (preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 68) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Follow-up Activities • Team development and sharing of content-area lesson implementation outcomes, with involvement of administrator and/or peers

Evaluation Methods • • Participant survey Review of written reports summarizing instructional activity

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Strategy: Parent Communication for Academic Performance
Description: All District instructional staff will utilize the Internet and community portal to communicate academic and performance data on a regular basis to parents.

Activity: All staff will learn how to utilize the web site to post weekly assignments.
Description: Staff will be required to communicate lessons via the web as part of their professional responsibilities. Person Responsible Uplinger, Brian Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/7/2009 Finish: 6/11/2012 Resources -

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Total Number of Sessions Per Session School Year 3.00 Organization or Institution Name 2 Type of Provider

Estimated Number of Participants Per Year 25 Provider’s Department of Education Approval

Status Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Teaching staff will learn how to create/update their website and will review policies/procedures regarding required information. • School Entity Approved Designed to Accomplish

Research and Best Practices

Teacher websites have become a vital For classroom teachers, school counselors and communication link between school education specialists: and families. Using the websites, families can access student grades, assignments, homework, and • Empowers procedures. educators to work effectively with parents and community partners. For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Instructs the leader in managing resources for effective results.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • Classroom teachers Grade Level • • • • Follow-up Activities • Peer-to-peer lesson discussions Early childhood (preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Evaluation Methods • Website analysis (Analysis of teacher websites by building administrators)

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Strategy: Use of data
Description: Staff will utilize appropriate data for comprehensive analysis of academic performance data. All instructional staff will be trained on the use of a data warehouse or a comparable solution as with the Sapphire Suites. Staff will analyze benchmark assessment data against other variables such as PSSA data, grades, and demographic data.

Activity: Training
Description: Instructional and adminstrative staff will receive training on effective data analysis. Person Responsible Uplinger, Brian Timeline for Implementation Start: 8/20/2009 Finish: 5/31/2012 Resources $24,000.00

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Session Total Number of Sessions Per School Year 6.00 2 Organization or Institution Name Type of Provider Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Educators will learn how to effectively analyze data from multiple sources. • School Entity

Estimated Number of Participants Per Year 30 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish

Research and Best Practices

Data teams will be formed to For classroom teachers, school meet and discuss data and counselors and education specialists: make informed decisions regarding students and programs. • Provides educators with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decision-making. For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides leaders with the ability to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals Superintendent / asst. superintendents Grade Level • • • Early childhood (preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades

• •

School counselors Other educational specialists

2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Follow-up Activities • Team development and sharing of content-area lesson implementation outcomes, with involvement of administrator and/or peers

Evaluation Methods • Classroom observation focusing on factors such as planning and preparation, knowledge of content, pedagogy and standards, classroom environment, instructional delivery and professionalism. Student PSSA data Standardized student assessment data other than the PSSA Classroom student assessment data Participant survey

• • • •

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Goal: Highly Qualified Effective Teachers
Description: All students will learn from highly qualified and effective teachers.

Strategy: Professional Development
Description: A comprehensive staff development plan for instructional and administrative staff will include a focus on differentiating instruction and technology for the next three years.

Activity: A professional development action plan for Differentiated Instruction training will be developed and implemented.
Description: A team of teacher leaders and administrators from each building will work to develop a detailed action plan for rolling out D.I. training to all of our teaching staff over the next three years. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/15/2009 Finish: 9/11/2012 Resources -

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Total Number of Sessions Estimated Number of Participants Session Per School Year Per Year 3.00 7 10

Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Teacher Leaders and Building Administrators will work as a team to develop a detailed, long-term action plan for Differentiated Instruction training for all teaching staff beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.

Type of Provider • School Entity

Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish

Research and Best Practices

For classroom teachers, school Differentiated Instruction counselors and education has been identified as a specialists: main focus area for professional development for the next three years for • Increases the educator’s all teaching staff, K-12. teaching skills based on research on effective practice, with attention given to interventions for struggling students. • Provides educators with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decision-making. For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides the knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically, ensuring that assessments, curriculum, instruction, staff professional education, teaching materials and interventions for struggling students are aligned to each other as well as to Pennsylvania’s academic standards. Empowers leaders to create a culture of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals Grade Level • • • • Early childhood (preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school

(grades 9-12) Follow-up Activities • Team development and sharing of contentarea lesson implementation outcomes, with involvement of administrator and/or peers Creating lessons to meet varied student learning styles Lesson modeling with mentoring Evaluation Methods • Classroom observation focusing on factors such as planning and preparation, knowledge of content, pedagogy and standards, classroom environment, instructional delivery and professionalism. Classroom student assessment data Review of participant lesson plans

• •

Status: Not Started — Upcoming

Activity: All educators will increase their proficiency in using technology at the point of instruction.
Description: Teachers will integrate technology in their lessons, as appropriate, on a regular basis. There will be assistance from our K-12 Technology Integration Specialist. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/8/2009 Finish: 6/4/2012 Resources -

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Session Total Number of Sessions Per Estimated Number of School Year Participants Per Year 6.00 Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Educators will learn skills using specific technology that they have available for use in the classroom. They will learn how to use the equipment/software, and how it can be integrated into their daily lessons. 11 Type of Provider • School Entity 120 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved

Research and Best Practices Designed to Accomplish For classroom teachers, The content within these school counselors and training days is part of our education specialists: overall plan to incorporate differentiation at the point of instruction. Technology is a tool • Increases the that can be used to differentiate educator’s teaching in the classroom. skills based on

research on effective practice, with attention given to interventions for struggling students. Provides educators with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decision-making.

For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Empowers leaders to create a culture of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • • Classroom teachers School counselors Other educational specialists Grade Level • • • • Early childhood (preKgrade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 25) High school (grades 912)

Follow-up Activities • Creating lessons to meet varied student learning styles Peer-to-peer lesson discussions

Evaluation Methods • • Participant survey Review of participant lesson plans

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Activity: On-line staff development opportunities will increase.

Description: Using BlackBoard course management system, available through our membership in Blended Schools, staff development workshops will be added to the on-line environment. Opportunities for staff to learn and receive Act 48 hours through this on-line environment will increase. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/8/2009 Finish: 9/4/2012 Resources -

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Session Total Number of Sessions Estimated Number of Per School Year Participants Per Year 6.00 Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Educators will receive training in technology, differentiated instruction, best practices, etc. via online courses delivered through PDE and/or courses that are developed by our own staff. 4 Type of Provider • School Entity 30 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish For classroom teachers, school counselors and education specialists: • Increases the educator’s teaching skills based on research on effective practice, with attention given to interventions for struggling students.

Research and Best Practices Providing opportunities for online learning for our teaching staff models best practices in differentiation, as well as online teaching.

For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Empowers leaders to create a culture of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals Grade Level • Early childhood (preK-grade 3)

• • •

Superintendent / asst. superintendents School counselors Other educational specialists

• • •

Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Follow-up Activities • Analysis of student work, with administrator and/or peers Journaling and reflecting

Evaluation Methods • • Participant survey Review of written reports summarizing instructional activity

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Activity: Staff development opportunities related to technology use and integration will be maintained and expanded as needed.
Description: Staff will be offered training opportunities related to technology including, but not limited to web-based software such as First in Math, Study Island; data analysis; Sapphire Grading Program and Community Portal; Classroom Performance System; Discovery Educator Tools; Microsoft Office; Web Site pages; Integration of Technology. Person Responsible Stitzel, LeAnn Timeline for Implementation Start: 9/8/2009 Finish: 8/31/2012 Resources $28,500.00

Professional Development Activity Information Number of Hours Per Total Number of Sessions Estimated Number of Participants Session Per School Year Per Year 6.00 Organization or Institution Name Northwestern Lehigh School District Knowledge and Skills Staff will learn how to use and effectively implement District-wide hardware and software programs into their lesson plans. 12 Type of Provider • School Entity 180 Provider’s Department of Education Approval Status Approved Designed to Accomplish For classroom teachers, school counselors and education specialists: • Increases the educator’s teaching skills based on research on effective practice, with attention given to

Research and Best Practices This is related to our District's goal to provide more differentiation in all classrooms. Technology is one way that this can be accomplished.

interventions for struggling students. Provides educators with a variety of classroom-based assessment skills and the skills needed to analyze and use data in instructional decisionmaking.

For school and district administrators, and other educators seeking leadership roles: • Provides the knowledge and skills to think and plan strategically, ensuring that assessments, curriculum, instruction, staff professional education, teaching materials and interventions for struggling students are aligned to each other as well as to Pennsylvania’s academic standards. Provides leaders with the ability to access and use appropriate data to inform decision-making.

Educator Groups Which Will Participate in this Activity Role • • Classroom teachers Principals / asst. principals Grade Level • • • • Early childhood (preK-grade 3) Middle (grades 6-8) Elementary (grades 2-5) High school (grades 9-12)

Follow-up Activities • Creating lessons to meet varied student learning styles

Evaluation Methods • Participant survey

Status: In Progress — Upcoming

Annual Review Process
The District Professional Development Council meets twice annually to assess staff development needs, evaluate program effectiveness, and plan for addressing the staff development needs.

This Council also oversees the Professional Development Plan of the Strategic Plan. The following specific activities occur to review, revise, and amend the plan as may be necessary: • • • • • • monitor accomplishments of strategic planning goals determine additional needs select and schedule professional development activities evaluate each professional development event set priorities for conference attendance evaluate District compliance and record-keeping relevant to Act 48

The Professional Development Council uses an evaluation tool for each professional development event. The evaluation tool contains standard items requesting feedback with a numeric rubric for the following items: • • • • • • • • • course objectives organization of the course quality of the content relevant learning experiences to master the content relevancy to the participant's assignment ability of the participant to turn-key the learnings quality of the instructor effectiveness of the instructor's teaching strategies knowledge and preparedness of the instructor

The remainder of the evaluation tool is developed specifically with the course content in mind. Examples of this type of feedback are: • • • • list the three ways in which the participant will apply the specific knowledge how did the specific activity contribute to your professional growth how will you share this knowledge with your grade level partners or colleagues in your department what other learnings are now essential as a result of this session

The Professional Development Council reviews all of the course evaluations annually to determine a course of action based on this feedback.

Supporting Documents Supporting Documents - Attachment
• Professional Development Needs Survey

Contact Information

Appendix B Entity Information Page
Entity: Northwestern Lehigh SD Address: 6493 Route 309 New Tripoli, PA 18066-2038 Superintendent or Chief Administrative Officer: Susanne H. Meixsell E-mail: meixsells@nwlehighsd.org Telephone: 610-298-8661 x1225 Fax: 610-298-8002 Professional Education Committee Chairperson: LeAnn M. Stitzel E-mail: stitzell@nwlehighsd.org Telephone: 610-298-8661 x1275 Fax: 610-298-8002 Act 48 Reporting Contact: LeAnn M. Stitzel E-mail: stitzell@nwlehighsd.org Telephone: 610-298-8661 x1275 Fax: 610-298-8002

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