Preparing to Launch Professional Learning in Mt. Vernon

In Fortville, Indiana, the Mt. Vernon Community Schools Corporation team has launched blended PL with a cohort of "Tech Team Rock Stars" and is getting ready to introduce Modern Teacher PL modules to the district's teachers as a whole. Over two half-day sessions, they made some critical moves to ensure their teachers would be ready to #MVCharge ahead.

First, to best support teachers' growth, the district's two instructional coaches along with the school leaders engaged in some blended learning activities around coaching in the Modern Teacher platform. They also started to wrestle with the question of what fluency looks like by starting to create fluency guides for each assigned module.

 Learning about how to coach in a blended environment... in a blended environment!

Learning about how to coach in a blended environment... in a blended environment!

Second, the team worked on creating tight common messaging that would be delivered by the Principals across their buildings on an upcoming early release day. This included making clear connections to their instructional model and professional learning goals, an orientation on the PL platform itself, setting expectations, and knowing where to go for help.

 The Mt. Vernon team getting ready to #MVCharge into Stage 3 

The Mt. Vernon team getting ready to #MVCharge into Stage 3 

We hope to see these guys at NCDC in February!