Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey - 2005-2006

Instructions

Answer questions as they relate to you. For most answers, check the boxes most applicable to you or fill in the blanks.


Please provide the following


1.

Employee Number


2.

Work Location Number


3.

ACCESS Center


About you


4.

Which of the following best describes the level at which you are currently employed to teach? (Select only one)

Pre-Kindergarten/Early Childhood

Primary Level (Grades K-2)

Intermediate Level (Grades 3-6)

Middle Level (Grades 5-8)

Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)

Vocational/Adult Level

Student Services Personnel

Media Specialists


5.

Are you currently teaching in-field (i.e., teaching subjects that are currently certified to teach)?

YES

NO


6.

If you answered "No" to question 5, then you are teaching out-of-field. In what area(s) are you out of field?


7.

I can benefit from additional staff development opportunities addressing effective instructional strategies and teaching methods in the following areas:

(Select all that apply.)

Mathematics

Reading

Writing

Science

Social Studies

Other:


8.

I can benefit from additional staff development opportunities:

(Select three.)

Addressing the instructional needs of students who are gifted and talented

Teaching and addressing the needs of students with special needs and/or disabilities

Identifying early and appropriate interventions to help students with different learning styles

Teaching (and addressing the needs of) limited English proficient students

Effective methods for improving student behavior in the classroom

Strategies for involving families in their child's education

Understanding and using data and assessments to improve classroom practice and student learning

The effective use and application of action research to classroom instruction

The effective use of technological resources to improve teaching practice and student learning

Other:


9.

Of the following areas of professional development, which issue(s) is/are your top personal priority(ies) for improvement over the next year?

(Select all that apply.)

Special Education - Students with disabilities

Special Education - Academically Gifted students

Limited English Proficiency

Closing the Achievement Gap

Your content area

Student Progress Monitoring

Classroom Management Techniques

Literacy Strategies


10.

I am interested in pursuing add-on certification in one or more of the following areas:

(Select all that apply.)

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement

Gifted endorsement

Reading endorsement (REESOL)

Autism endorsement

Drivers education

Other


11.

If you chose "Other" to question 10, please specify.


12.

Which of the following technologies were utilized during training in which you have participated?

(Select all that apply.)

PowerPoint

Overhead Projector

Internet/Web-Based Resources

Video Tape

Other


13.

Are you involved in a learning community or action research at your school site?

YES

NO


14.

Have you participated in staff development activities during 2005 - 2006?

YES

NO


15.

If you chose "NO" to question 14, please indicate why you did not participate in staff development.


16.

The materials and resources provided in the staff development activities attended in 2005-2006 were appropriate. (Select only one)

Agree

Slightly Agree

Slightly Disagree

Disagree

Not applicable/Unable to respond


17.

The training content was relevant to my current teaching assignment. (Select only one)

Agree

Slightly Agree

Slightly Disagree

Disagree

Not applicable/Unable to respond


18.

The training enhanced my ability to teach the content area(s) addressed. (select only one)

Agree

Slightly Agree

Slightly Disagree

Disagree

Not applicable/Unable to respond


19.

I am applying the strategies and content presented in the training with my students. (select only one)

Agree

Slightly Agree

Slightly Disagree

Disagree

Not applicable/Unable to respond


20.

I prefer to participate in staff development that is: (select only one)

Scheduled on a release-time basis, with coverage provided

Scheduled on Saturday

Scheduled after regular work hours and/or on week-nights

Scheduled during times when school is not in session

Delivered online

Other


21.

The MOST effective professional development course/activity that I participated in during 2005-2006 was: (be specific and list name of course/activity)


22.

Why was the course/activity identified in question 21 the most effective professional development in which you participated?


23.

The LEAST effective professional development course/activity that I participated in during 2005-2006 was: (be specific and list the name of activity).


24.

Why was the course/activity identified in question 23 ineffective?


25.

The most important improvement to the PD Menu and Registration System would be the addition of:


26.

Have you participated in any follow-up associated with a staff development activity during 2005-2006?

YES

NO


27.

What type of follow-up activities have you participated in?

(Select all that apply.)

Demo lessons

Coaching

Web-based support

N/A


28.

I prefer professional development:

Delivered online

Informal study groups or learning communities

Traditional face to face

Through college work


29.

What services would you like to see delivered from the Teacher Education Center?


Professional Development Ranking

Please rank the following topics identifying those that will most benefit you in your current assignment (with 5 being the most needed).

 

5

4

3

2

1

30.

Content - Subject Matter

31.

Behavior Management

32.

Effective Teaching Practices

33.

Assessment

34.

Infusion of Technology into Teaching

35.

Parent Communication/Conferencing

36.

Differentiated Instruction

37.

Using Data to Drive Instruction

38.

Thinking Maps

39.

ESOL Strategies

40.

Classroom Management

41.

Group Dynamics: Working in Teams

42.

Teachers as Leaders

43.

Curriculum Integration

44.

Conflict Resolution

45.

Conflict Education/Mentoring



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