2015-2016 Professional Development (PD) Needs Assessment

Please take about five minutes to complete this professional development needs assessment by Friday (10/30) so that we may provide you with high quality professional development (PD), which supports teaching and learning. Thank you for your anticipated feedback!

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* 1. Please identify your school(s).

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* 2. Please indicate your grade level(s).

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* 3. Please identify your content area(s) or department(s).

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* 4. Please indicate the degree to which you would be interested in the following PD options.

  Very interested Somewhat interested  Neutral Not interested
Addressing the instructional needs of students who are gifted and talented.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms (LATIC)
Co-teaching strategies
Understanding the Danielson framework
Studying Skillful Teacher (SST)
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Spanish for Educators
Addressing  the instructional needs of students who have special needs/disabilities.
Office 365 (i.e. OneNote, Word, OneDrive, etc.)
Addressing the instructional needs of English Language Learners.
Effective methods for improving student behavior in the classroom.
General classroom management skills.
Understanding and using data and assessment to improve classroom practice and student learning.
The effective use of technology and technological resources (i.e. eClickers, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, etc.) to improve teaching and student learning.
Adapting to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)
Motivation/mindset and student engagement strategies
Incorporating multicultural content into your curriculum
Building school culture
Character development
Social/Emotional Intelligence
Social media and its impact
Gender issues/sexual orientation issues in the classroom
Pervasive Development Disorders - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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* 5. Please indicate your level of interest to participate in a 2016 summer training of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms (LATIC) and Apple Creative Educator Academy (iPads) cohort.

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* 6. What is your level of experience in using Office 365 tools (such as OneNote, OneDrive, PowerPoint, etc.) for sharing documents with your students and student collaboration in the classroom?

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* 7. What format of PD delivery method would you prefer? Please check all applicable boxes.

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* 8. Please indicate your preferred training time frame.

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* 9. Please indicate your preferred day(s) of the week for attending training.

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* 10. Please identify one of your best practices and/or teaching strategies that you have implemented in your classroom as a result of your participation in one or more of the indicated district PD courses.

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* 11. Is there any topic(s) that you would be willing to teach/facilitate? If yes, please list the topic(s) and your full name in the "Other" field.

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