Professional Learning Roles and Responsibilities

 

Quality professional learning requires the collective effort of all stakeholders who serve in different roles.

 

Activity Organizer
Coach
Designer/Subject Matter Expert
Grant Writer
Individual or Participant
Instructors
Office of Certification
Office of Talent Development - Professional Development Support Department
PD Redesign Committee
PL Provider
Research Specialist and/or Evaluator
School/Department/Administrator/Supervisor
School/Department/Inservice Facilitator (IF)
School/Department/PLC Facilitator
School/Department/Professional Learning/Leadership Team

 

ROLE

RESPONSIBILITIES

INDIVIDUAL OR PARTICIPANT

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Uses data to determine needs and to choose which professional learning will meet those needs, as in the stated intended outcomes

 

• Actively participates in the selected professional learning • Attends all sessions for the full duration of the course from start to end time.

 

• When necessary, cancels registration within 24 hours of the start of the activity or notifies provider if an emergency prevents attendance

 

• Is prepared to provide proof of registration confirmation

 

• Completes all requirements of any professional learning activity in which he/she participates

 

• Implements learning as intended, provides required documentation and seeks assistance until mastery is reached

 

• Evaluates the effectiveness of the professional learning on his/her practice and provides feedback through the activity appraisals

 

• Verifies Professional Learning Transcript is accurate at least annually.

 

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR / SUPERVISOR

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Supports time and opportunity for staff to collaborate through authentic PLCs and other PL opportunities

 

• Provides for a PL/Leadership team to plan and evaluate PL for the school/department

 

• Monitors and records progress of participants’ implementation of new practices and knowledge on the job

 

• Provides feedback to participants through observation and conversation

 

• Provides feedback to providers on the implementation of professional learning and effectiveness towards reaching targets

 

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Analyzes PL needs of school/department staff

 

• Uses data to formulate targets for improvement for the entire school or department

 

• Plans all PL (SIP for schools)

 

• Organizes staff into PLCs based on data and individual needs

 

• Monitors the implementation of all PL

 

• Organizes resources, support systems for PL

 

• Evaluates the effectiveness of the PL provided and the overall PL Plan

 

• Provides feedback to providers on the effectiveness of any professional learning towards reaching targets of school/department

 

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT INSERVICE FACILITATOR (IF)

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Serves on the PL Team

 

• Serves as liaison between PDSS (Professional Development Services and Support) and school’s PL Team

 

• Compiles professional learning data as part of the PL Team

 

• Provides feedback to providers on the effectiveness of all professional learning

 

• Maintains all PL documentation (sign-in sheets, implementation documents, etc.)

 

• Closes, by May 15 of each year, all PLCs/Activities to ensure that those who complete all requirements earn appropriate Inservice credit

 

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT PLC FACILITATOR

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Ensures meetings are held according to guidelines of authentic PLCs

 

• Facilitates organization of PLC meetings, based on established guidelines

 

• Manages minutes documenting progress of PLC

 

• Assists the Inservice Facilitator with closeout of PLCs

 

PL PROVIDER

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Serves as the lead of a project or program that involves professional learning

 

• Participates regularly in PDCC meetings

 

• Creates or coordinates an innovation configuration or master plan

 

• Monitors the implementation of an innovation configuration or master plan

 

• Ensures the data collection plan of the innovation configuration or master plan is followed

 

• Monitors the movement towards the Desired Outcomes documented in the approved MP/IC and makes adjustments as needed.

 

• Coordinates the evaluation of the program(s) described in the innovation configuration or master plan

 

• Coordinates the creation of professional learning aligned to specific desired outcomes of an innovation configuration or master plan

 

• Monitors the implementation of all professional learning provided to ensure it is applied as intended

 

• Evaluates the effectiveness of the professional learning provided to measure the degree to which intended outcomes were reached

 

• Makes adjustments to professional learning as needed, based on data

 

• Selects instructors of professional learning that have demonstrated content competency and the ability to facilitate adults in a learning environment

 

• Orients instructors to their roles and responsibilities

 

INSTRUCTORS

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Provides professional learning that follows the design of the activity as written

 

• Maintains accurate records of attendance and completion of all required assignments

 

• Differentiates delivery of learning based on actual participant needs

 

• Records mastery of the activity based on the formative or summative assessments outlined in the activity

 

• Collaborates with PL Provider on gaps in participant mastery to inform adjustments to the activity

 

ACTIVITY ORGANIZERS

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Verifies all participants completed the appraisals

 

• Informs PL Provider of participants who do not complete appraisals

 

• Cancels participants from activity

 

• Closes all professional learning activities on the completion date to ensure accurate assignment of any applicable inservice credit. Keeps all original rosters for a period of five years

 

COACH

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Assists individuals with determining PL or resource needs

 

• Monitors individual’s implementation of professional learning until mastery Serves on PL Team

 

DESIGNER/SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Provides content specific or pedagogical knowledge in the design of a professional learning activity

 

• Designs or works with a designer to design professional learning to be delivered via face-to-face, blended or on-line experiences

 

• Ensures PL provided meets standards for quality professional learning

 

• Evaluates resources to support PL

 

• Aligns PL to an IC or MP to support movement toward desired outcomes

 

GRANT WRITER

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Obtains funding for professional learning initiatives

 

• Ensures grants which include professional learning adhere to the rules of the PL System and standards for quality PL

 

RESEARCH SPECIALIST AND/OR EVALUATOR

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Develops a comprehensive plan to collect, analyze and evaluate PL Programs, PL activities associated with Programs and the overall quality of the PL System

 

• Collaborates with PL Providers in a formal feedback process to measure content mastery and changes in pedagogical practices as a result of professional learning

 

OFFICE OF CERTIFICATION

 

• Monitors instructional personnel to ensure 5-year renewal requirements for teaching certificate are met.

 

PD REDESIGN COMMITTEE

 

• Understands and promotes all rules and guidelines of the PL System and standards for professional learning.

 

• Created and monitors the redesigned PL System

 

• Monitors implementation of the redesigned PL System and change processes involved

 

• Proposes timetables for transition from current policies and rules to new, more effective ones that meet rising expectations for professional learning

 

• Provides presentations to all stakeholders to increase awareness of PL System

 

• Facilitates PL/Information sessions to stakeholders about fulfilling roles and responsibilities with fidelity

 

• Recommends responsibility for implementing the new policies and rules throughout the workforce.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

 

• Creates culture of ownership of professional learning for all stakeholders

 

• Ensures all professional learning adheres to the guidelines and rules set forth in the PL System

 

• Coordinates the PD Redesign Committee

 

• Distributes responsibility for implementing the PL System throughout the workforce

 

• Prepares School System/PL Providers to successfully fulfill their role in the PL System

 

• Tabulates and distributes Professional Learning data to PL Providers as part of implementation and evaluation of professional learning

 

• Provides, to Schools/Departments, support for authentic PLC implementation

 

• Manages documentation of PL through the Broward MyLearningPlan management system

 

• Manages instructional and school-based employee evaluation systems

 

• Revises Master Inservice Plan annually: obtains Board approval, submits to the State, publishes, and distributes to stakeholders

 

• Manages assignment of Inservice points and individual professional learning records