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Time Frame- 2 sessions Audience- K-1 teachers Summary- This professional development plan will teach teachers how to access and use Picasso. Picasso is an on-line tool that can assist teachers in planning, preparation, and assessment of students. Learner Analysis- These students consist of kindergarten and first grade teachers. There are 6 women, with five first grade teachers and one kindergarten teacher. These teachers are all interested to see what Picasso has to offer. They are familiar with the program however need an overview and an extra push to use this program.
Stage 1- Desired Results
Established Goals: The goal of this lesson is to familiarize teachers with Picasso so they feel comfortable enough to use it at home and in their classrooms.
Understandings: Students will understand that….. Picasso can be accessed at home. Picasso is a tool that can benefit teachers and students in the lesson planning and learning process.
Essential Questions: How do I access Picasso at home? How do I use Picasso in my lesson plans to benefit my students?
Student will know…. Student will be able to… How to access Picasso at home and ways to use Access Picasso at home. it at work. Use Picasso for planning and instruction.
Stage 2- Assessment Evidence
Performance Tasks: Students will participate in learning about Picasso and use it in their planning and classroom. Other Evidence: Feedback form completed at the end of the staff development. Teacher observations.
Self-Assessments Other Evidence, Summarized Teachers will self-assess their selves throughout as the practice with the Picasso web page. They will ask questions and participate in discussions throughout the class.
Stage 3 Learning Plan
. Learning Activities: Day 1I will begin by introducing myself and giving the class a pre-assessment survey to see how and if they use Picasso this year. This will give me some background knowledge and I will then be able to accommodate the class in my planning. W, H The following is the bulleted list of how the staff development will be ran. ● Begin with passing out the How to Access Picasso at Home handout. As a whole, we will walk through the handout as I show the class the step by step process. The class will not participate in this because this will be there homework when they leave the class. These steps can only be accessed at home when they are not connected to the county wireless internet. E ● After going over the handout address questions and concerns and give the class their homework assignment. R, E Day 1 Part 2- Picasso (step by step) Today’s session will be very informal. Go step by step following the handout. Demonstrate for teachers how to access each step and the benefits of each. If a teacher has a specific question or comment allow for sharing. ● Show the class how to access the Picasso page and login in with their teacher login. W, H ● Demonstrate where to go once they have logged in successfully. This will be based on the teacher pre-assessment of what part of Picasso the students want to learn more about. This can range from lesson plans, unit outlines, assessments, blogs, etc. For this staff development the teachers wanted to see how to access lesson plans, benchmark testing, and RTI documents. E, R Follow the handout as a guide, this will also allow teachers to take notes on each section of the handout. ● Using the handout guide walk the students through Picasso. Picasso will be shown on a Smart Board or projector. During this time explain and take questions based on what the slide information is. E, R, T ClosingTake questions and comments based on the information that was presented. Ask teachers to complete the pre-workshop feedback form. E2, R Materials and Resources Pre-assessment form Web 2.0 presentation Paper and pencil Feedback form Computers
1) How often do you use Picasso at home? Circle ●Once a week ●twice a week ●more than twice a week ●I do not know how to access it from home
●I do not at all because___________________
2) What would you like to know about Picasso? Please list any aspects of Picasso that you want more knowledge on.
3) How long have you used or known about Picasso? ●Less than 1 year ●1 year ●More than 1 year
4) How often do you use Picasso in you classroom with lesson planning and/or assessments? ●Once a week ●Twice a week ●Three times a week ●Everyday
5) If you do not use Picasso please explain why.
Feedback Please rate the following questions with 3 being exceeds, 2 meets, and 1 progressing. 3 Exceeds
1. This activity was related to the needs of my classroom? 2. I will be able to use this training in my classroom? 3. The presentation was well organized and easy to understand? 4. This training provided me with important resources I can use in my classroom?
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5. Overall, this was a successful training experience for me? 6. I will use the information I learned in my classroom on a weekly basis?
Please list any aspects of the class that could use improvement next time.
Please list 2 new ideas you learned in the class.