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- Steps & Tools
- District/Building Profile
- Case Studies of Implementation
- IPDM Video Segments
- Iowa Content Network
- Provider Approval
- Required Staff Development
The following are individual pages from the Iowa Professional Development Model Technical Guide.
District/Building Profile: Iowa Professional Development Model - The purpose of this profile is to guide the district/building administrators, the Professional Development (PD) Leadership Team, and the PD provider in conducting an optional self-analysis of the effectiveness of their district/building professional development. By reviewing what is in place for PD at the district and building level, district leaders have an opportunity to make adjustments and add supports to ensure that the professional development provided to teachers results in improved instructional practices and increased student achievement. This rubric is offered as a tool to analyze and describe the status of PD plans, processes, and learning opportunities.
The video segments help to explain the principles and components of the Iowa Professional Development Model and examples of applying the components in Iowa school districts.
A website designed to help school districts identify content for implementing the district professional development plan. It is a tool for local districts to use when selecting professional development content in reading, mathematics, and science. The site includes reviews of research studies that describe the research conducted on specific instructional strategies and programs.
Providers are those individuals, agencies, or organizations that serve the school district by providing long term, ongoing support for the District Professional Development Plan. This document explains the provider requirements and procedures for approval.
Reference Guide for Required Staff Development - There are some types of training required for various school personnel that result from laws outside of education. In most instances, training sessions to meet these requirements would not be included in the District Professional Development Plan. This document provides guidance for topical or specific content intended for individuals with specialized assignments or roles that necessitate specific training.