Master Plans & Innovation Configurations

  • It is the intent of the Broward Professional Development System to require a Master Plan for any professional development or credentialing/qualifications aligned to the District Priorities and the Strategic plan. Each Master Plan mandates the purpose of professional learning as “increasing educator/employee effectiveness and results for students and/or job performance” as it relates to the design of the plan. Standards-based professional learning focuses on District priorities, strengthens individual performance, and supports the goals of individuals, departments, and the organization as a whole.

    A MASTER PLAN:

    • Clarifies expectations about the role and responsibility of a specific position or job
    • Provides guidance for self-assessment
    • Helps those who use it to visualize what the desired outcome will look like when it is reached
    • Identifies concrete actions for individuals
    • Supports the development of short-term and long-term benchmarks
    • Provides a basis for professional learning and development

    It is the intent of the Broward Professional Development System to require an Innovation Configuration for all initiatives aligned to the District Priorities and the Strategic plan and that involve professional learning. Each Innovation Configuration mandates the purpose of professional learning as “increasing educator/employee effectiveness and results for students and/or job performance” as it relates to the design of the Innovation. Professional learning focused on district priorities, strengthens individual performance, individual and department goals and the organization as a whole.

    AN IC:

    • Clarifies expectations about the innovation
    • Provides guidance for self-assessment
    • Helps those who use it to visualize what an innovation will look like when completed
    • Identifies concrete actions for implementers
    • Supports the development of short-term and long-term benchmarks
    • Provides a basis for professional learning and development

    A STATE ENDORSEMENT PLAN:

    • Is approved by the Florida State Department of Education according to a review schedule and is in place until the new one is approved.
    • Contains information unique to each program, required by the Florida Department of Education.

    TEMPLATES -  Writing your own IC or Master Plan? Please contact your Professional Development Specialist for assistance.