The PL Coaching and Development Rubric
The Personalized Learning Coaching and Development Tool defines five domains and twenty high-leverage teacher and student actions which distinguish effective personalized learning environments. The tool is carefully scaffolded across four levels of proficiency for each action.
The PL Coaching and Development Tool serves as a centerpiece for the training and support teachers have been receiving since the 2015-2016 school year. It is designed to be non-evaluative in nature. Strands (teacher and student actions) work to enhance indicators found on Dallas ISD's Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) Teacher Performance Rubric.
The “achieving” proficiency level represents the ultimate goal for teachers who are building their personalized learning craft. However, progression to “achieving” won’t happen overnight. Consequently, the rubric strands have been categorized into three implementation phases:
The central PL team aligns all professional development opportunities (e.g., Design Studios, campus observations/feedback, coordinator working sessions, CIC roll-alike sessions, virtual sessions, etc.) to the five domains on the rubric. Focusing on Phase 1 strands first and will transition to Phase 2 and 3 strands as the cohort builds capacity over time.
The ultimate goal of the rubric is to help teachers -- working on their own or with a supportive coach -- to develop as successful facilitators of personalized learning and ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential in an environment that’s uniquely tailored for them.