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Teacher Effectiveness Program

Introducing JP's MyMobileMentor-Personalized Professional Development On Demand

Both principals and teachers realize an effective teacher professional development system is integral to the school improvement process. The importance of such a system is validated by research. Frameworks defining and specifying "effective teaching practices" already exist. Rubrics for evaluating teachers also exist. What is needed is the "next step."  Whether it is a teacher self-identifying an area in which they need improvement or a principal directing a teacher to a specific topic, MyMobileMentor is the answer.  It provides customized professional development.

Teachers want to be successful; they do not want to fail.  Administrators want to help their teachers achieve success. MyMobileMentor addresses both the needs of the principal and teachers.

 

What is MyMobileMentor?

High quality online professional development presented in 60-90 minute segments that are automatically accessed via an app and aligned with a currently adopted state teacher evaluation frameworks. The 60-90 minute professional development segments present strategies that align with the teacher's identified area(s) of need.

This all happens automatically with one click of the APPs button!

 

Here is how it works:

  • Teachers complete a self-assessment survey and based on results will be directed to specific PD content.
  • A principal conducts an evaluation, based on any state rubric, identifies areas of need and assigns PD based on the identified needs.
  • Teachers click on a link and access a focused, strategically designed professional development in a 60-90 minute block of time that will be specifically aligned to that particular growth area.

All of MyMobileMentor's professional development resources are accompanied by the latest, most effective research.

 

JP's MyMobileMentor is an Effective Solution that:

  • Is easily accessible through commonly used electronic devices
  • Aligns the identified teacher growth area with the specific, customized online PD,  thus providing differentiated, individualized instruction  for every teacher
  • Aligns to all commercial and state approved evaluation frameworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Effectiveness Domain:

Research clearly shows a critical link between teaching and students' academic achievement. In fact, a National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality 2007 synthesis of research concludes that although MANY studies point to outcomes that show some teachers contribute more to their students' academic growth than other teachers, almost NO research can systematically explain the considerable variation in teachers' skills for promoting student learning. Pinpointing the skills that lead certain teachers to have a greater impact on student performance than others is a matter of great urgency in a country that struggles with educating all of its children with equity and high expectations. When used appropriately, teacher evaluations should identify and measure the instructional strategies, professional behaviors, and delivery of content knowledge that affect student learning.

The Teacher Effectiveness Project will provide professional development with specific actionable strategies to help remediate skill areas where teachers are found, through evaluation, to be weak. While aligned to Charlotte Danielson's "Framework for Teaching," the scope of this professional development is not limited to that framework. It includes all aspects of effective teaching practices, including self-reflection and the use of technology.

Teacher Readiness

• Developing Teacher Expertise • Learning about Your Students • Determining the Destination • Finding Resources • Creating Clearly Aligned Instruction • Examining Student Progress


The Classroom Climate

• Earning Respect and Gaining Rapport • Creating an Environment that Fosters Learning • Developing Routines to Expedite Classroom Functioning • Fostering Cooperation, Responsibility and a Love of Learning • Organizing Classroom Space


Instruction

• Delivering instruction with precision and clarity • Questioning and Discussion Techniques • Increasing Students’ Intellectual Involvement • Providing Immediate Constructive Feedback • Differentiating Instruction based on the Circumstances


The Teacher as a Professional

• Self-evaluation and analysis • Maintaining and organizing student data • Including Families • Being a Team Player • Committing to lifelong learning • Demonstrating Professional Standards

Click here to download all of our workshop descriptions: PDWorkshopDescriptions

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