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Tuesday, March 26 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Personalizing Professional Learning: Leveraging Action Research to Inform Implementation of Proficiency-Based Learning

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Teacher leaders and administrators at P.K. Yonge DRS have been personalizing professional learning through teacher action research as they work to redesign their secondary school to fulfill a vision of proficiency-based learning. The session will begin with an opportunity for participants to share their experience with action research. Based on relevant experience, we will create working groups that strengthen the conversation throughout the remainder of the session. Participants will be guided through the teacher action research process as they develop their own question of practice related to an aspect of proficiency-based learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from P.K. Yonge’s implementation journey, specifically focusing on the important role action research has played in developing teacher practice and supporting school-wide change. Participants will leave the session with exemplars, knowledge of critical junctures in the research process, and protocols to facilitate a cycle of action research.

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Christy Gabbard

DIRECTOR PROGRAM DEV. & OUTREACH, PK Yonge DRS/University of Florida
Christy Gabbard, M.Ed., is Program Development and Outreach Specialist at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. During her 16 years in education she has taught elementary, middle, and high school students, specializing in reading intervention... Read More →
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Lynda Hayes

Director, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School @ UF
Making school a great place to be for all kids, no matter who they are or where they come from--where they develop a sense of self, establish lifetime friendships, discover their aspirations, and leave prepared to succeed.
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Michelina MacDonald

Educator, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
I have been teaching high school science since 1999, and at P.K. Yonge since 2003. My current teaching position is Honors Biology. I enjoy gardening, hiking, and reading. I am always excited as the new year begins and we launch our journey into the amazing world of living organisms.I... Read More →

Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Room 208/209