As you implement your PDMS, you’ll
start to see benefits at many levels.
Students learn from and with teachers
who apply practices that have been
shown to improve student achievement based on evidence collected in
the PDMS. Teachers can easily track
their own hours/credits for recertification, salary movement, and teaching
status. The result is a dynamic portfolio of all of their formal and informal
learning in one place, and they have a
forum for engaging in online collaborative dialogue with colleagues.
Building leaders benefit by easily reviewing professional learning requests
online. Principals are able to stay on
top of what staff is learning to guide
leadership conversations based on
data. And learning leaders can identify
which kinds of professional development have an impact so they can replicate and scale those approaches.
Central office administrators can
save time and money using an online
PDMS instead of paper and pencil
methods. The PDMS allows a district
to collect and analyze data from surveys, evaluation forms, and myriad
reports to inform accurate and timely
decision making and to track financial
expenditures by budget code.
Our PDMS has allowed me to align
my professional learning requests to
our district’s strategic goals, around student outcomes, and my own personal
learning goals. As a district leader, I
recognize that my role has shifted from
providing professional development to
At the conclusion of a learning event, I
complete an electronic reflection form
in MyLearningPlan, documenting
what I learned as well as my plans for
applying that learning in my practice
and my expected outcomes in terms
of my work’s effect on teacher practice
and student learning.
I also used the system to pilot a new
professional learning measures tool. As
principals gather data from the tool,
they use this information to create annual learning plans for each building.
The plan is the formative process within the PDMS that allows us to incorporate student and educator learning
needs as well as evaluation measures
into a comprehensive plan that ulti-
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to thoughtfully gather, create, and review learning materials and resources
to develop comprehensive professional
learning plans and to figure out how
you’ll use other configurable parts of
the system. After you have done this,
identify key milestones, including the
date when all workflow and processes
creating structures and a culture that
supports job-embedded professional
learning with the school as the hub and
our PDMS as our partner in that work.
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