About the SEED PAK

System for Educator Effectiveness Development - Personalized Accessible Knowledge 

 

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SEED PAK - Goals and Opportunities

  • PAK= Personalized Accessible Knowledge;

  • Designed for Teachers to have opportunities to participate in PD through a bank of digital PD resources where one can discover resources tied to the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and choose to engage in online self-paced learning that supports individual professional growth goals.

  • Integrated with RANDA - teachers are able to go directly to the SEED PAK site and search for PD opportunities or link to the SEED PAK through RANDA;

  • Teachers can receive contact hour credit for recertification through completing response/reflection questions in the PD Market.

  • Collaborative space to begin a professional discussion on a hot topic, problem of practice, exchange peer feedback, and make connections to colleagues across northwestern Colorado.

SEED PAK - Featured Resources

  • Resources that are highlighted for users to dive deeper into a specific resource/content area.

  • Featured Resources have interactive components including blogs, polls, and live webinars or discussions for SEED participants.   

PD MarketSEED PAK - PD MARKET

  • Professional development resource pages.

  • Embed new learning into your teaching practice for professional growth and increased student engagement.

  • Earn contact hours for license recertification, tracked through RANDA, by completing professional development resource activities and reflection questions.

  • Rate resources upon completion of a professional development activity.

  • Learning resources tied to the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards.

  • Any individual who has joined the SEED PAK may contribute comments to Market resources.

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT of the SEED PAK Market

  • SEED PAK Market learning resources are hand-picked by i3 SEED team members including the ongoing i3 SEED content development teams which include teachers, administrators and coaches, within the NW BOCES network.

  • All Market resources are chosen to be specifically aligned with the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and Elements.

  • All resources are regularly reviewed and updated by i3 SEED Innovation Coaches.

Community gardenSEED PAK - COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • Collaborative space to share resources with colleagues.

  • Resources in the community garden are contributed by peers and can be tied to the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards as well as the Colorado Academic Standards.

  • Any individual who has joined the SEED PAK may contribute their own resources and comment on others’ Community Garden resources.

  • Types of Resources in the community garden: articles, lesson plans, unit plans, teaching protocols, rubrics, etc.

STUDENT EXEMPLARS in the Community Garden

  • Library of student work samples that exude the qualities of rigor exemplifying elements of Accomplished and Exemplary within particular strands of the Teacher Quality Standards.

  • Student exemplars to be contributed to the SEED PAK by Teacher Learning Community participants.

KEY TO ICONS IN THE SEED PAK

video

Video

exemplar

Student Exemplar

website

Website

lesson plan

Lesson Plan/Unit

webinar

Recorded Webinar

book chapter

Book Chapter

online article

Online Article

online module

Online Module
(Module= an online course or a combination of resource types such as video & article)

editable document

Editable Document
(Editable= others will be able to download and adapt for their own use such as a lesson plan template, google form, or spreadsheet)

MY PAK

  • Your profile, activity log, messaging, favorites, and followers.

INTEGRATION WITH RANDA

  • You can access the SEED PAK directly from RANDA.

  • Administrators can assign PD Market Resources to the teachers they are evaluating.

  • Teachers can assign PD Market Resources to themselves to track this PD Activity in their Professional Growth Plan.

  • Teachers can print completion certificates to submit to CDE for recertification credit with total hours spent completing PD Market Resources in the SEED PAK.

Background of the SEED PAK and i3 SEED Project

  • In 2014, Northwest Colorado BOCES was one of 26 recipients of the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.

  • Motivation for acquiring the grant was to redesign professional development for the Northwest Colorado BOCES network, with the following goals:

    • To create opportunities for teacher driven professional development;

    • To bridge geographical barriers, enabling teacher networking - bringing together rural teachers practicing in isolation;

    • To innovate the way professional development is delivered to teachers- using a blended learning model, which allows for individualizing the learning process for participants, honoring a teacher’s time;

    • To implement an intentional cyclical evolution of learning within professional development- for educators by educators in northwest Colorado, so that all BOCES districts, teachers, admin have a voice in the process;

    • To use the professional practice standards of the teacher evaluation process as “tools,” spurring professional growth.

  • Read more about the grant project at www.nwboces.org/SEED