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Title: The Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching and Learning


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The Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of
Teaching and Learning
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Mission Promoting excellence and
equity in education
  • Leading K-16 educational reform
  • Supporting implementation of public policy
    initiatives related to education
  • Planning and delivering high quality professional
    development activities for Pennsylvanias
    pre-service and in-service teachers

3
PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning Initiatives
Excellence and Equity in Education
Continuous Program Improvement
Baldrige
Assist with Alternative Certification Programs
Teacher Quality Initiative PA State System/SHEEO
Leadership and Excellence for Administrators in
PA Schools
PT3 Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to Use
Technology
Professional Development activities for
in-service teachers
Promote/Guide Projects in Urban/Rural
sub-settings
Promote Reform Efforts in Teacher Education
Technology Initiatives
Standards-based Teaching and Learning
K-16 Systemic Reform
Governors Urban Academy/ Empowerment Districts
Promote Partnerships
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K-16 Councils Established
  • Clarion University of PA
  • Indiana University of PA
  • Lock Haven University of PA
  • Mansfield University of PA
  • Millersville University of PA
  • Slippery Rock University of PA
  • West Chester/Cheyney University of PA

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K-16 Goals Achieved
  • Councils established
  • Steering committees formed
  • Subject areas selected
  • Data collection
  • Use of Baldrige Criteria
  • Increased quality of field experience
  • Increased professional development

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K-16 Goals Achieved (continued)
  • Camps for inner-city children
  • Pre-service courses added to curriculum
  • K-12 academic standards integrated into
    preparation program for teachers
  • Cooperative planning for higher and basic
    education faculty
  • Revised curriculum at higher and basic education
    schools

8
K-16 Ongoing Goals
  • Baldrige Criteria integration
  • Increased quality of field experiences
  • Increased professional development opportunities
  • Pre-service teacher preparation programs

9
K-16 Ongoing Goals (Continued)
  • Create five new councils
  • Community and business involvement
  • Integration of K-16 standards into
  • pre-service teacher training
  • Alignment of standards for K-16

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K-16 Benefits to Regions
  • Better educated work force
  • Better prepared teachers
  • Higher achieving students K-12
  • Increased graduation rates of students K-12
  • Better community cooperation

11
K-16 Benefits to Regions (continued)
  • Increased property values
  • Increased tax dollars
  • More businesses locating to area
  • Schools as a community resource

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East Stroudsburg
Shippensburg
California
K-16 Emerging Councils
Kutztown
Bloomsburg
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K-16 Emerging Councils
  • Bloomsburg University of PA
  • California University of PA
  • East Stroudsburg University of PA
  • Kutztown University of PA
  • Shippensburg University of PA

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Future Goals
  • Alignment of standards K-16
  • Formation of steering committees
  • Baldrige Criteria integration
  • Increased quality of field experiences
  • Increased professional development opportunities

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Future Goals (continued)
  • Integration of K-16 standards into pre-service
    teacher preparation programs and teacher training
  • Creation of five new councils
  • Community and business involvement

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PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning
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State Higher Education Executive Officers
(SHEEO) Program for Teacher Quality
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SHEEO Focus Areas
  • Teacher quality
  • K-16 councils
  • Professional development schools
  • Technology integration

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SHEEO Partners
  • State Higher Education Executive Officers
  • Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of
    Teaching and Learning
  • State System universities
  • Chancellors office
  • School districts

20
SHEEO Proposed Outcomes
  • Collaboration between universities and basic
    education
  • Creation of K-16 councils at System universities
  • Improved pre-service teacher training programs
  • Alignment of K-16 standards

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SHEEO Proposed Outcomes (continued)
  • Better prepared teachers
  • Integration of technology into teacher training
    programs
  • Professional development schools associated with
    all System university teacher training programs
  • Integration of technology into pre-service
    programs

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SHEEO Resources Needed
  • Consultant from SHEEO
  • National network for collaboration
  • Technology to connect all parties
  • Funding for travel and meetings
  • A technologically connected learning community

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PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning
SHEEO
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Teachers Evolve and Change With Help (TEACH)
Program
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TEACH Partners
  • PA-Chapter National State Teacher of the Year
    (NSTOY)
  • Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards
  • Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of
    Teaching and Learning
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education

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TEACH Partners (continued)
  • PA State System of Higher Education
  • Pennsylvania teachers
  • State System pre-service teachers

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TEACH Focus Areas Achieved
  • Mentors selected
  • Mentees selected
  • Planning committee selected
  • Outcomes selected

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TEACH Focus Areas Achieved (continued)
  • Mentor and mentee meetings
  • have begun
  • Mentors and mentees invited to attend PA-Chapter
    NSTOY Forum Conference and Milken Conference

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TEACH Focus Areas Planned
  • Induction of new teachers
  • Collaboration between basic and higher education
  • Pre-service teacher competency increased
  • Mentors and mentees collaborate

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TEACH Focus Areas Planned(continued)
  • Innovative technology lessons developed
  • Teaching techniques improved
  • New teacher confidence improved
  • New teacher teaching skills improved
  • Support system formed for first-year teachers

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Q How does the TEACH program benefit Mentors?
A Through the TEACH program, exemplary
recognized educators have the opportunity to
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TEACH MENTOR BENEFITS
  • Stay abreast of teaching practices as related to
    national and state standardsas they relate to
    teaching experiences
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment and pride as they
    see growth in
  • pre-service students and
  • Be role models and demonstrate that teaching is a
    rewarding profession.

33
TEACH Funds/Time Invested
  • Postage
  • Phone costs
  • Meeting costs
  • Travel costs
  • NSTOY-PA Forum Conference attendance
  • Milken Conference attendance

34
PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning
TEACH
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Leadership and Excellence for Administrators in
Pennsylvanias Schools (LEAPS)
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LEAPS Consortial Partners
  • District principals
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of
    Teaching and Learning
  • Research for Better Schools, Inc.
  • Marconi Corporation
  • Educational Regional Lab

37
LEAPS Focus Areas Achieved
  • Analyzed school PSSA data
  • Learned to apply student rubrics
  • Curriculum design and mapping
  • Analyzed student work
  • Learned brain-based research
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Analyzed assessment strategies

38
LEAPS Focus Areas Planned
  • Improving student achievement
  • Academic standards
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum redesign
  • Professional development
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Classroom observation measure

39
PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning
LEAPS
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Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to Use Technology
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Partners
  • Clarion University of PA
  • Mansfield University of PA
  • Slippery Rock/Indiana University of
  • PA
  • West Chester University of PA

42
Benefits to K-16 Partners
  • Connected community of learners
  • Statewide technology community
  • Online technology training of teachers
  • Better integration of technology into teacher
    training programs

43
Benefits to K-16 Partners(continued)
  • Development of web-based teaching tools
  • Teachers will be proficient in ISTE standards
  • More technology proficient teachers will enter
    classrooms of the school districts

44
Benefits to K-16 Partners (continued)
  • Integration of technology into K-12 learning
    environments
  • Extends electronic learning environment across
    the Commonwealth
  • Increased number of pre-service and in-service
    teachers will have access to digital learning

45
Implementation Strategies
  • Integration of technology into teacher training
    programs
  • Online learning community created
  • Portal created for teacher training
  • Online technology environment created

46
Implementation Strategies(continued)
  • Model lessons created
  • K-16 councils enhanced
  • ISTE standards integrated into training programs

47
PT3 Updates- Activities
  • From Clarion
  • PowerPoint e-Spanish books with Sophomores
  • Developing templates for pre-service e-portfolios
  • Added five new school districts to their council
    through PT3 activities
  • From Mansfield
  • Bringing Educators, Standards, and Technology
    Together (B.E.S.T.T.)
  • Implementing LiveText for student and teacher
    portfolios

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More PT3 Updates- Activities
  • West Chester/Cheyney/Philadelphia
  • WebQuest Workshop
  • Slippery Rock/Indiana/Pittsburgh
  • Outreach Coordinator in Pittsburgh schools four
    days per week.
  • Pennsylvania Academy
  • Revised the PT3 Website

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Pennsylvanias PT3 Web Site
  • http//www.pa-academy.org/pt3/

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PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning

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Partners
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Academy host sites

53
Objectives
Align Curriculum With PA Standards
Improve Teaching / Learning Strategies
IncreaseContentKnowledge
Provide for Diverse Learners
Understand PSSA Assessment Strategies
Build Networks
Enhance Administrator Leadership Skills
Integrate Instructional Technology Into the
Curriculum
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Program Outcomes
  • Team teaching learning and improvement plans
  • Deeper conceptual understanding
  • Improved teaching methodologies
  • Improved
  • Use of technology in the curriculum
  • Classroom assessment strategies
  • Administrator understanding of academic standards

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Program Outcomes (continued)
  • Improved
  • Quality of standards-based lessons
  • Awareness of the needs of diverse learners
  • Improving
  • Supervision of teachers
  • Classroom management skills

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PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning




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PA Academy for the Profession of Teaching
and Learning



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The Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of
Teaching and Learning
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ACTS In PA A K-16 Teacher Quality Enhancement
Initiative
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Components of ACTS in PA
Improved Student Achievement
Integrating Technology Effectively
Into Instructional Programs
Aligning Curriculum To Standards K-16
Reducing Emergency Certified Teachers via Intern
Process
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Implementation
  • 4 K-16 Councils Higher Education
    and K-12 Partnerships

Philadelphia
Allentown- Bethlehem/ Reading/Scranton
Pittsburgh
Harrisburg
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Implementation (continued)
  • Competitive Applications
  • Request for Proposal

Partnering with
IUs
Other IUs LEAs
Partnering with
Allentown, Harrisburg Lancaster,
Reading, Philadelphia, York City Pittsburgh
IHEs
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K-16 Councils Cooperating Entities
PDE
SERVE
PA Academy
6 IUs
6 LEAs
24 IHEs
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Goals Objectives
Improved Student Achievement
IHEs LEAs
Aligning Curriculum to PAs Math Literacy
Academic Standards
Integrating Technology Effectively
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The Framework
Student Achievement Math Reading, Writing,
Speaking and Listening
Improved Classroom Instruction
  • Enhanced
  • Pre-Service
  • Integration of technology proficiency
  • Aligned with curriculum standards
  • More effective clinicals
  • Course Revisions
  • Rigorous content
  • Professional Development Schools
  • 3 New PD Schools
  • Defining faculty roles
  • Involvement of Arts and Science Faculty
  • Public school teachers teaching in higher ed and
    higher ed faculty teaching in K-12 schools
  • Improved
  • In-service
  • Peer web-based observations
  • Content knowledge
  • Translate knowledge into application
  • Identification of learning resources
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Integration of technology/
  • proficiency
  • Study groups
  • Induction and mentoring

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Professional Development Schools
  • Dissemination
  • Professional Organizations
  • PA Academy PT3 web
  • Other K-16 councils
  • Governors Urban Academy
  • ACTS in PA website
  • Project Manager meeting with other states
  • Research for Better Schools (RBS)
  • Other teacher prep programs
  • Procedural knowledge
  • Sustainability
  • Legislative support
  • NCLB funding
  • Institutionalizing change

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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for
Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
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PA State GEAR UP Project
A Federal Grant Administered by the PA Academy
for the Profession of Teaching and Learning
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GEAR UP Project Structure
Scholarships
PA State Early Intervention Program
To increase the number of disadvantaged
students in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg SDs
who prepare for, pursue, and succeed in
postsecondary education
University Partners
Online Delivery of Professional Development
Online Evaluation
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GEAR UP Project Objectives
  • Enhance academic performance and preparation for
    postsecondary education
  • Increase high school graduation rates and
    participation in postsecondary education
  • Increase student and family educational
    expectations and awareness of all aspects of
    postsecondary education

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PA STATE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
SD of PHILADELPHIA Creg Williams
HARRISBURG SD Parthenia Moore
LOCAL EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATOR
LOCAL EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATOR
Direct Services Coordinator
Direct Services Coordinator
Direct Services Coordinator
Direct Services Coordinator
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UNIVERSITY PARTNERS
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
HARRISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
PA STATE SYSTEM DEANS of EDUCATION WCU Tony
Johnson KU Ira Blake CU Cathine Garner-
Gilchrist ESU Sam Hausfather
PA STATE SYSTEM DEAN of EDUCATION SU Robert
Bartos
UNIVERSITY COORDINATOR Rebecca Mercado
UNIVERSITY COORDINATOR Claudio Cerullo
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ONLINE DELIVERY OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School District Need
System University Program
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Design and
Delivery
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Online Evaluation
AED
PA GEAR UP
Demographic Data
Track Student Performance
GEAR UP Activities
Benchmark
Student, Parent and Teacher Surveys
Annual Performance Report
Data Summaries
Training and Technical Support
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Scholarships
PHEAA
PA State System
Scholarship Advisory Committee
Board of Governors Scholarships
Mentor Program
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Early Childhood Certification Program
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Purpose of Program Award
  • Reorganization of K-3 teacher training programs
    in two selected System universities
  • Creation of exemplary K-3 program models for
    statewide implementation

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Expectations
  • Performance-based early childhood certification
    programs
  • Emphasized field experiences
  • Increased reading competence
  • K-12 partner input for program reform
  • Data-based decision making
  • Technology curriculum integration
  • Completed in 18 months from time of award

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Selection Process
  • Request for Proposals sent to System universities
  • Identification of two early childhood
    certification programs based on evaluator
    recommendations
  • Diverse screening committee
  • Funding awarded up to 110,000
  • Funds awarded in May 2003
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