Professional Learning and Leadership Template

Outcomes - The resulting strategic plan will lay out priority issues for which specific actions can be assigned.  The advisory group would identify what these actions are, who they recommend be focused on the actions as responsible parties, provide a recommended timeline for action, and identify perceived investment costs for all actions.  The plan should be a road map decision makers can follow for implementing digital learning in Wisconsin.  It should create focus for our work in DPI, and create focus for many other partners across Wisconsin as well.

Issues within charge

Professional Learning and Leadership
  • Examine and recommend alternative professional development options beyond face-to-face including professional learning communities (PLCs) in virtual collaboration spaces
  • Explore the most critical elements of professional development needed to address the varying needs of our educators and investigate approaches for delivering those services
  • Add some from ISTE Admin Standards for Leadership

Here is where the real work begins: taking our vision and core values, explaining the rationale, and making concrete recommendations for implementation.  At the bottom of the page is a running comments section for discussion and suggested readings.  Embedded in this page are areas to begin the collaborative writing process.

A. Narrative of Rationale and Desired Outcomes: What is the vision of Professional Learning within the Digital Learning Plan?  What will it look like if we are successful?  What data do we have to support the need and solution (cite the information and source). What data do we still need to find and/or collect?   What research and evidence exists that this will work?  Use your notes from May 24th, the Vision Documents and Resources to Share to begin.

C. Narrative of where we are now: Use any existing data that we have to support.  Is there data we need?  

D. Possible Path(s) to our Desired Outcome:  This should be a narrative story. Include evidence that the path(s) will work. Where will leadership be needed at various levels (school, district, regional, state)?  The NETS for administrators may be a good resource for this. 

E. Specific recommendations, implementation steps, measurable objectives, timeline, and responsibilities.  Again, include where leadership will be needed at the various levels.

Timeline for Professional Learning Subcommittee to complete this section of the plan.  Include who else we need ask to get the information we need.  Include research or data that we need to get.