Dr. David Hill, from Georgia’s Professional Commission, leads a round-table discussion among educational leaders about Georgia’s new Professional Learning model.
Participants in this video include the following educators:
David M. Hill, Ph.D.
Educator Preparation and Certification Executive Director
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Nikki Gollar Mouton, Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instruction
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Rhonda Baldwin. Ed. D
Professional Learning Director
Douglas County School System
Karen Smits, Ph.D.
TKES/LKES Implementation Specialist
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Guiding questions for discussion and reflection of the major concepts in the video
Georgia is moving from a system of counting seat hours as PLUs to a new system in which educators use their professional expertise to engage in meaningful learning with colleagues and school learning communities.
- What will be the primary vehicle for professional learning in this new system?
- How will we know that professional learning is taking place, that it is linked to educator performance, and that it is being implemented in a learning community?
- What does job-embedded professional learning look like in a school?
- What are the responsibilities of a school district in making sure that the right structures are in place that will support professional learning and ultimately result in higher student performance?
- What is the responsibility of the school based leader for addressing organizational structures that would get in the way of learning?
- What are some barriers to implementation of the new professional learning rule?
- How will this new professional learning system bring honor to our profession?