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Professional Learning Opportunities

A series of professional learning opportunities focusing on how quality teaching methods lead to developing growth mindsets in students.  Educators will apply the concept of growth mindset to Domain 2 and Domain 3 of the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System and the Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. 

Six Hour Professional Development:  Teachers will receive a six hour interactive in-service focusing on strong teaching methods that will be based on the 10 components of Domain 2 and 3 of the Kentucky Teacher Framework (TPGES). 

Teachers will also be introduced to methods that will help students become more self-reliant and perseverant.  This will be accomplished by helping teachers create a “growth mindset” in students and themselves.  Developing a “growth mindset” in students is vital if you desire students who are self-starters, self-reliant and perseverant. A growth mindset in students combined with strong teaching techniques will support evidence of an accomplished and exemplary teacher. 

Three Hour Professional Development:  A three hour professional development is available focusing on developing self-reliant and perseverant students by fostering a “growth mindset” in students and educators.  Participants will read sections of Mindsets that assist educators in developing a classroom culture of high expectations by teachers and students. 

(New) I have conducted Opening Day addresses for the following districts: Montgomery County, Knox County,  Covington Independent, Corbin Independent,  Fleming County,  Estill County and Crittenden County.  I would love to work with your school or district to develop a message for your educators. 

(New) Six Hour Professional Learning Opportunity:  This session is to assist district and building administrators develop a growth mindset in themselves and their teachers.   Administrators will develop real world methods to assist teachers and students in becoming more perseverant and self-reliant.  Administrators will read and discuss sections of Mindsets to assist in developing a plan for schools and districts.  


(New) Three/Six Hour Professional Learning Opportunity:  Professional development that assist educators in creating lessons that help students create a growth mindset.  Lessons can focus on grade level content or specific content areas. 

Three – Five Day Professional Development:  Additional professional development can be created to assist administrators with developing a growth mindset culture in his or her school or district.  I will work with the administrator to develop a training that best meets his or her school.  Educational outcomes from this professional development include:

  • Gaining a greater understanding of fixed and growth mindset. 

  • Recognizing personal levels of perseverance and grit.  

  • Developing one or two growth mindset lessons for specific content. 

  • Developing  a format to share lessons with other teachers. 

  • Developing stronger feedback techniques by learning to critique other teacher's lessons. 

  • Creating  professional development training to assist other teachers in their school in understanding and developing a growth mindset. 

  • Working with parents as the school implements growth mindset ideas.

Materials:  Handouts, publications and necessary supplies provided.  Projector and a screen will need to be provided.

Number of attendees:  The professional development can be provided for small groups (5 to 6) or for groups up to

40 -45 participants.   Groups larger than 40-45 can be accommodated with assistance from the school or district.

Cost:  $400 for 3 hour Professional Development;   $700 for 6 hour Professional Development.  An additional charge for travel from Lexington and lodging if needed.

Form 30-E : As a retired educator, the district is required to fill out a Form 30-E and submit to KTRS before professional development can be provided.  All information needed will be supplied to your district to complete the Form 30-E.

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