• Midlothian ISD

    Professional Learning Plan

    Inspiring Excellence Today to Change the World Tomorrow

     
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    Midlothian ISD Curriculum & Instruction Department

    MISD Vision: Inspiring excellence today to change the world tomorrow.  

    MISD Mission: The mission of Midlothian ISD is to educate students by empowering them to maximize their potential.

    MISD Beliefs:

    • We believe that safe, engaging, rigorous, and diverse learning environments provide the best opportunity for students to reach their fullest potential.

    • We believe a high quality staff with appropriate resources is essential to creating educational experiences that promote student success.

    • We believe that effective communication, purposeful collaboration, and strong partnerships create an atmosphere of trust and a strong sense of community vital to student achievement.

    STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

    Midlothian ISD’s standards for professional learning are aligned with our mission, vision, and objectives. Our professional learning standards are also tightly linked with the objectives of the Midlothian ISD Strategic Plan. To ensure quality, MISD adheres to the Standards for Professional Learning endorsed by Learning Forward Texas. These standards are explained below or can be accessed at Learning Forward Texas.

    LEARNING COMMUNITIES

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

    LEADERSHIP

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.

    RESOURCES

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.

    DATA

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.

    LEARNING DESIGNS

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.

    IMPLEMENTATION

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long term change.

    OUTCOMES

    Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.

    MISD PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PARTICIPANTS

    ROLE

    Essential

    Professional Learning Opportunities

    Extended

    Professional Learning Opportunities

    Teachers - Early in Career

    • New Teacher Induction

    • Mentoring program

    • Campus Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

    • Curriculum & Instruction training, updates, and coaching/support

    • Instructional Technology training, updates, and coaching/support

    • Graduate classes - offered on-site

    • District Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

    • Region 10 ESC coop memberships

    All Teachers

    • Campus PLCs

    • Curriculum & Instruction training, updates, and coaching/support

    • Instructional Technology training, updates, and coaching/support

    • Graduate classes - offered on-site

    • District PLCs

    • Region 10 ESC coop memberships

    • Specialized professional learning opportunities

    Teacher Leaders

    • Curriculum Cadre

    • Technology Leading Learners

    • Lead Teachers/ Department Chairs

    • Committee appointments

    • Teacher trainer opportunities

    • Graduate classes - offered on-site

    • Specialized professional learning opportunities

    Leadership - Early in Career

    • Aspiring Administrators

    • New leader induction

    • Curriculum support

    • Data analysis support

    • Technology support

    • Personnel and operations support

    • Graduate classes - offered on-site

    • Specialized professional learning opportunities

    • Region 10 ESC coop memberships

    All Leaders

    • Leadership development

    • Leadership meetings

    • Curriculum support

    • Data analysis support

    • Personnel and operations support

    • Graduate classes - offered on-site

    • Professional conferences and other specialized learning opportunities

    • Region 10 ESC coop memberships

    Classified Staff - Early in Career

    • New Employee Induction

    • Staff updates and trainings

    • Specialized learning opportunities

    All Classified Staff

    • Staff updates and trainings

    • Specialized learning opportunities

    CONTINUOUS, PERSONALIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    MISD aspires to create optimum professional learning opportunities through a commitment to personalization of learning opportunities. MISD professional learning priorities are based on achieving these goals:

    1. Safe, engaging, rigorous, and diverse learning environments that provide the best opportunity for students to reach their fullest potential

    2. A high quality staff with appropriate resources, essential to creating educational experiences that promote student success.

    3. Effective communication, purposeful collaboration, and strong partnerships to create an atmosphere of trust and a strong sense of community vital to student achievement.

    CONCLUSION

    Midlothian ISD strives to empower teachers, leaders, and district staff members by providing continuous, personalized professional learning opportunities that inspire excellence. MISD purposefully nurtures the potential of every district employee in order to guarantee that our students will benefit from the greatest educational opportunities possible.

    LINKS TO ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONALIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

    MISD believes that true lifelong learners will seek out additional professional learning opportunities beyond those provided by our district. The links below are designed as starting points to help with this quest. We wish you the very best as we continue on this journey together to inspire excellence!