Professional Learning Roles and Responsibilities

  • Quality professional learning requires the collective effort of all stakeholders who serve in different roles.

    INDIVIDUAL OR PARTICIPANT

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Uses data to determine needs and to choose which professional learning will meet those needs, as in the stated intended outcomes
    • Actively participates in the selected professional learning
    • Attends all sessions for the full duration of the course from start to end time.
    • When necessary, cancels registration within 24 hours of the start of the activity or notifies provider if an emergency prevents attendance
    • Is prepared to provide proof of registration confirmation
    • Completes all requirements of any professional learning activity in which he/she participates
    • Implements learning as intended, provides required documentation and seeks assistance until mastery is reached
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the professional learning on his/her practice and provides feedback through the activity appraisals
    • Verifies Professional Learning Transcript is accurate at least annually.

    SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR / SUPERVISOR

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Supports time and opportunity for staff to collaborate through authentic PLCs and other PL opportunities
    • Provides for a PL/Leadership team to plan and evaluate PL for the school/department
    • Monitors and records progress of participants’ implementation of new practices and knowledge on the job
    • Provides feedback to participants through observation and conversation
    • Provides feedback to providers on the implementation of professional learning and effectiveness towards reaching targets

    SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/LEADERSHIP TEAM

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Analyzes PL needs of school/department staff
    • Uses data to formulate targets for improvement for the entire school or department
    • Plans all PL (SIP for schools)
    • Organizes staff into PLCs based on data and individual needs
    • Monitors the implementation of all PL
    • Organizes resources, support systems for PL
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the PL provided and the overall PL Plan
    • Provides feedback to providers on the effectiveness of any professional learning towards reaching targets of school/department

    SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT INSERVICE FACILITATOR (IF)

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Serves on the PL Team
    • Serves as liaison between PDSS (Professional Development Services and Support) and school’s PL Team
    • Compiles professional learning data as part of the PL Team
    • Provides feedback to providers on the effectiveness of all professional learning
    • Maintains all PL documentation (sign-in sheets, implementation documents, etc.)
    • Closes, by May 15 of each year, all PLCs/Activities to ensure that those who complete all requirements earn appropriate Inservice credit

    SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT PLC FACILITATOR

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Ensures meetings are held according to guidelines of authentic PLCs
    • Facilitates organization of PLC meetings, based on established guidelines
    • Manages minutes documenting progress of PLC
    • Assists the Inservice Facilitator with closeout of PLCs

    PL PROVIDER

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Serves as the lead of a project or program that involves professional learning
    • Participates regularly in PDCC meetings
    • Creates or coordinates an innovation configuration or master plan
    • Monitors the implementation of an innovation configuration or master plan
    • Ensures the data collection plan of the innovation configuration or master plan is followed
    • Monitors the movement towards the Desired Outcomes documented in the approved MP/IC and makes adjustments as needed.
    • Coordinates the evaluation of the program(s) described in the innovation configuration or master plan
    • Coordinates the creation of professional learning aligned to specific desired outcomes of an innovation configuration or master plan
    • Monitors the implementation of all professional learning provided to ensure it is applied as intended
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the professional learning provided to measure the degree to which intended outcomes were reached
    • Makes adjustments to professional learning as needed, based on data
    • Selects instructors of professional learning that have demonstrated content competency and the ability to facilitate adults in a learning environment
    • Orients instructors to their roles and responsibilities

    INSTRUCTORS

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Provides professional learning that follows the design of the activity as written
    • Maintains accurate records of attendance and completion of all required assignments
    • Differentiates delivery of learning based on actual participant needs
    • Records mastery of the activity based on the formative or summative assessments outlined in the activity
    • Collaborates with PL Provider on gaps in participant mastery to inform adjustments to the activity

    ACTIVITY ORGANIZERS

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Verifies all participants completed the appraisals
    • Informs PL Provider of participants who do not complete appraisals
    • Cancels participants from activity
    • Closes all professional learning activities on the completion date to ensure accurate assignment of any applicable inservice credit. Keeps all original rosters for a period of five years

    COACH

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Assists individuals with determining PL or resource needs
    • Monitors individual’s implementation of professional learning until mastery Serves on PL Team

    DESIGNER/SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Provides content specific or pedagogical knowledge in the design of a professional learning activity
    • Designs or works with a designer to design professional learning to be delivered via face-to-face, blended or on-line experiences
    • Ensures PL provided meets standards for quality professional learning
    • Evaluates resources to support PL
    • Aligns PL to an IC or MP to support movement toward desired outcomes

    GRANT WRITER

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Obtains funding for professional learning initiatives
    • Ensures grants which include professional learning adhere to the rules of the PL System and standards for quality PL

    RESEARCH SPECIALIST AND/OR EVALUATOR

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Develops a comprehensive plan to collect, analyze and evaluate PL Programs, PL activities associated with Programs and the overall quality of the PL System
    • Collaborates with PL Providers in a formal feedback process to measure content mastery and changes in pedagogical practices as a result of professional learning

    OFFICE OF CERTIFICATION

    • Monitors instructional personnel to ensure 5-year renewal requirements for teaching certificate are met.

    PD REDESIGN COMMITTEE

    • Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.
    • Created and monitors the redesigned PL System
    • Monitors implementation of the redesigned PL System and change processes involved
    • Proposes timetables for transition from current policies and rules to new, more effective ones that meet rising expectations for professional learning
    • Provides presentations to all stakeholders to increase awareness of PL System
    • Facilitates PL/Information sessions to stakeholders about fulfilling roles and responsibilities with fidelity
    • Recommends responsibility for implementing the new policies and rules throughout the workforce.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

    • Creates culture of ownership of professional learning for all stakeholders
    • Ensures all professional learning adheres to the guidelines and rules set forth in the PL System
    • Coordinates the PD Redesign Committee
    • Distributes responsibility for implementing the PL System throughout the workforce
    • Prepares School System/PL Providers to successfully fulfill their role in the PL System
    • Tabulates and distributes Professional Learning data to PL Providers as part of implementation and evaluation of professional learning
    • Provides, to Schools/Departments, support for authentic PLC implementation
    • Manages documentation of PL through the Broward MyLearningPlan management system
    • Manages instructional and school-based employee evaluation systems
    • Revises Master Inservice Plan annually: obtains Board approval, submits to the State, publishes, and distributes to stakeholders
    • Manages assignment of Inservice points and individual professional learning records

Contact Information

  • Professional Development Standards & Support

    3531 Davie Road

    Davie, Florida 33314

    Phone: 754-321-5006

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    Susan Leon-Leigh

    Director