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21st Century Educators
A Professional Development Plan to Help Your Teachers Learn the Skills
Phase 4 of 4: Analyze progress
Students need 21st century skills to succeed
and compete in today’s global workplace. In
order for teachers to help their students learn
these skills, they need a solid understanding of
the skills themselves and the ability to integrate
them into their classrooms.
The four phases of a professional development
solution for 21st century teachers are to
provide tech training and how-to support,
understand gaps in the training, develop skills,
and analyze progress. This series of guides
addresses the four phases.
Learning never ends. The goal for all of us —
teachers, students, and administrators — is
called lifelong learning, a process to improve
ourselves and keep pace as new ideas, goals,
and processes emerge. We ask how we know
when we’ve achieved our current goals.
With all the strategies in place, the final element
for success in a professional development
program is to monitor progress. By using a personalized
learning path, you can engage teachers
in their own learning process productively
and meaningfully to optimize learning potential
and success. By checking Improvement regularly,
you can make adjustments to the training as
needed and provide support. By engaging
teachers in this process, you can help them
internalize the goals and ensure success.
PROCESS: STEPS TO SUCCESS
Following these four steps will finalize the process:
TECHNIQUE: MY TRAINING
1) Compare pre- and post-assessment results to
determine overall progress.
2) Use progress reporting to evaluate completion
of prescribed training.
3) Employ an online portfolio so teachers can
demonstrate mastery of skills and classroom
4) Provide individual access to personal
progress reports and prescribed training
Participants can view their Favorites, Assigned
Training, Assessments, ePortfolios, as well as
your Recommended Training.
INTEGRAL: PROVIDE SUPPORT
Teachers can click on the star next to a tutorial
to make it one of their Favorites.
¦ Assigned Training
Teachers can see a summary list of the training
assigned along with the due date and
Teachers can keep a record of their accomplishments
and experiences as they progress.
They can upload documents and images to a
central location and track completed PD projects
and store custom projects.
¦ Recommended Training
You can recommend specific training for
teachers to follow.
Throughout any professional development program,
participants have questions as they learn
new 21st century skills and how to use 21st century
technology. It is important to have
resources in place to answer these questions in
a timely manner.
These include continuous progress tracking
and assessment and tech integration support
with 24/7 access to Atomic Learning’s short
tutorials that use a show-and-tell approach to
answering specific ‘how do I do that?’ questions
about the most-used technology resources and
applications, including assistive technology.
RESULT: IMPACTING STUDENT
A successful 21st century skills professional
development program will empower educators
with the knowledge, training and
resources needed to integrate these skills
into the classroom and ultimately impact student
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