Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
Carroll County Public Schools uses the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning to guide the development, implementation, and review of professional learing activities provided to our staff. Staff are encouraged to review these standards thoughout hte professional learning process. These Standards outline the characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. Staff are encouraged to review these standards thoughout hte professional learning process.
Carroll County Professional Learning Plan
The Carroll County Public Schools Professional Development Plan, which embeds the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning, is another valuable tool that our staff is encouraged to use to develop high quality professional learning opportunities. This plan focus the planning teams discussion in order to address the needs of the participants and schools.
Five Levels of Evaluating Professional Development
Carroll County Public Schools references the five levels of evaluating high-quality professional development based on the work of Thomas Guskey. Schools are encouraged to determine the effectiveness of their professional development plans and reflect on the five levels as they implement the professional development.