The Benton Community School District has an Action Plan for how we will deliver our Professional Development (PD). We have the System Process of how we will deliver the PD. This is also seen as the vehicle we will use to carry out our PD. We also have the Products, what we want to be able to show from our PD time together. This is made up of our goals and our outcomes for professional development for this year and the near future.
System Processes (How):
Collaborative Learning/Data Teams (CL/DT) - Support meaningful and reflective data collaboration, including development of norms and assignment of roles and responsibilities. Teams will create and analyze common formative assessments for data driven instruction, study and implement research-based instructional strategies through the use of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) - Continue to implement PBIS initiatives to align district wide culture and expectations.
Priority Standards & Learning Targets (PS/LT) - Identify and refine of Priority Standards and Learning Targets (“I Can” Statements) within Standards Based Grading based on Iowa Core to increase student achievement as measured by classroom, district and state assessments.
Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) - Creation of common formative assessments (to drive instruction) based on Priority Standards and Learning Targets and essential questions through reflection and implementation of team norms, S.M.A.R.T. goal(s), and reflection upon the Four Critical Questions.