District Staff Development

Learning Forward Definition of Professional Development

2016-2017 District Staff Development Plan

Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

5E Survey: Survey tool to guide school improvement

ACT:   American College Test

APAdvanced Placement

APP:  Academy of Powerful Parents

AVIDAdvancement Via Individual Determination

AVID PathAVID training for teachers to deepen knowledge of strategies

Blooms’s Taxonomy: Thinking skills organized from basic to complex

CCRCollege and Career Readiness

CFA:  Assessments for learning

Cognitive Coaching: Research-based coaching model

Collaborative Inquiry: Bridge between data and results

District Literacy Plan: District’s guide to ensure all students are reading well by the end of third grade

EL: English Learner

ELA:  English Language Arts

EMID: East Metro Integration District

ESL:  English as a Second Language

IGDP:  Individual Growth and Development Plan

iObservation:  District teacher evaluation model

Learning Forward:  Formerly the National Standard for Professional Development

Learning Targets:  What will students know and be able to do?

LEP:  Limited English Proficiency

MTSS: Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports

Naviance: College and Career Readiness Platform

NUA: National Urban Alliance

PBIS:  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PEG: Pacific Educational Group

PLC:  Professional Learning Community

PRESS:  Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites

Ramp-Up to Readiness:  Advisory program based on five pillars of college readiness

RC:   Responsive Classroom

RtI: Response to Intervention

SIOP:  Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

SMART Goals:  Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound

Summative Assessments:  Assessments of learning

TDE:  Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan

TIES:  Technology and Information Education Services

WBWF:  Minnesota’s World’s Best Workforce Legislation

WICOR:  AVID strategies in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading