PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OUTLINE PLAN FOR HOMESCHOOL PARENT -TEACHERS
1-DURATION: Professional development will last ten weeks. We will meet every week. Proper time will be provided for practice and acquire mastery skills. The first session mainly will cover preparing parent-teachers to use Blended Learning. The second session we will focus on addressing problems and building proficiency in utilizing digital tools and apps for Blended Learning.
2- SUPPORT: Parent-teachers will be able to communicate and support each other. There will be teams. Each team will have their own group leader. Group leaders will mentor during the implementation process. There will be face-to-face and virtual discussions and ongoing support.All group members will use social media for collaboration (Twitter).
3- ACTIVE LEARNING: This training will engage each parent-teacher through various approaches (online discussions, modeling Schoology) so that they can implement actively when learning new skills and practices. The professional development course will consist of different types of activities in each session. Parent-teachers will have a chance to create their own courses by using Schoology and other technology devices.
4- MODELING: Modeling is a highly effective instructional strategy in that it allows learners to understand the new practice.Team leaders will model how to utilize technology tools to create a blended learning classroom. Parent-teachers will learn how to apply Blended-Learning by using SCHOOLOGY, some other apps, and digital devices. Parent-teachers will observe each other’s work and provide feedback.
5- SPECIFIC: This professional development will be specific to homeschool parent-teachers.
HOW WILL I FOSTER COLLABORATION?
*Organize 5 teams and their leaders(These leaders will be task and relationship-oriented)
*Have a common purpose
*Reinforce team members efforts
*Stay away from talking behind each other’s back
*Support a sense of community.
*Provide opportunity for parent-teachers to share their feedback and experiences with using social media(Twitter)
HOW WILL I FOSTER SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING?
-Parent-teachers will take the initiative in learning so they will learn more things and learn better. They will have freedom of choice in deciding their own objectives. They will be responsible for their kid’s achievement.
-They will have equal opportunity, participation, and outcomes.
-Project based assignments will be given to gain and retain certain clear knowledge and skill, or to produce some other lasting change in themselves.
-Assistance will be continuous, but intentionally every week this assistance will be decreased to improve their learning.
– Supportive, consistent leadership and learning opportunities will be available from team leaders.
-Mutual respect, collaborative spirit, action-reflection will be kept throughout the learning process.
Parent-teachers will be encouraged:
-To find time for their learning
-To take certain steps to increase the motivation for their learning
-To detect any factor that has been backing or hindering their learning
WHO WILL LEAD WHAT COMPONENTS?
*Team leaders and I will run the PD for the blended- learning initiative.
*Teach how to design online courses for blended learning through a learning management system (LMS)
AUDIENCE AND THEIR NEEDS:
My professional learning plan was developed for the parent teachers so that they can improve themselves and acquire the necessary skills at the end of the PD.
*Parent-teachers and group leaders
*Grasping of 5 Principles of Effective PD
*Providing continuous support for blended learning initiative
TIME-LINE & PD STREAM
*This training will be 10 weeks long.
*Arrange professional development teams/team leaders
*Give necessary information about homeschool and it’s procedures.
*Explain to the learning theories and model how to apply constructivist theories in the delivery of an online course through Schoology.
*Create effective professional development sessions for blended-learning
*Teach how to use Schoology, some beneficial apps, and technology tools
*Clarify technology literacy
*Build proficiency in utilizing digital tools and apps for BL
*Provide ongoing support for team members
*Get feedback from parent-teachers for blended learning initiative.
*Gulamhussaein’s 5 Principles of Effective Professional Development
*Topic related videos, presentations, and TED Talks
*Digital tools and apps