Teacher and Leadership Evaluation and Learning Walks Dr. Christine Carver, Associate Superintendent of Human Capital Development Stephen Foresi, Director of Human Capital Development
Learning Targets When we are finished you will be able to: • Describe the implications of the Education Reform Act on Teacher and Leadership Evaluation and plans to revise the current evaluation process. • Explainthe purpose and procedure for learning walks.
What are the legislated pieces of the teacher and leadership evaluation? http://connecticutseed.org Connecticut’s System for Educator Evaluation and Development
An Act Concerning Educational Reform An Act Concerning Educational Reform, goes into effect July 1, 2012. The Act contains some substantial reforms based on six key principles. • Enhances access to early childhood experiences for Connecticut’s lowest performing schools. • Authorizes intensive interventions and supports to turn around Connecticut’s lowest performing schools. • Expands access to high-quality school models, including traditional schools, magnets, charters and others. • Removes “red-tape” and other barriers to success, especially in high performing schools and districts. • Ensures that schools are home to the very best teachers and principals through a system that values skills and effectiveness. • Delivers more resources to districts with the greatest needs, provided they embrace key reform efforts.
Why the focus on teacher and leadership effectiveness? • Effective Instructional Practices • Improved Student Outcomes
Teacher Evaluation Leader Evaluation • Teacher Practice 40% • Parent or Peer Feedback 10% • Leadership Practices • 40% • Teacher Effectiveness • 5% • Student Learning Outcomes • 45% • School-Wide Student Learning or Student Feedback 5% • Student Learning Outcomes • 45% • Stakeholder Feedback • 10% • Instructional Effectiveness • Instructional Leadership
Who is on the committee to revise the Teacher and Leader Evaluation Plan? Teacher Evaluation Plan Leader Evaluation Plan Christine Carver (Facilitator) Luz Antonio Frank Cardona Heidi Florian Stephen Foresi Dorothy Franco-Reed Holly Garavel Mike Gaydos Jill Hinton Sabrina Lavieri Colleen Love Holly Miotke Pamela Muraca Elizabeth Norwell Clare Salerno Jeremy Visone • Stephen Foresi (Facilitator) • Jennifer Bates • Christine Carver • Wendy Crouse • Melissa Delaney • Brian Hartley • Jodi Klimas • Jamie McLaughlin • Pamela Muraca • Maureen Plourd • Jamie Rodriguez • Laura Speranza • Debra St. Jean • Kate Tibbitts • Andrea Yukna
Learning Walks (classroom observations)
What is the purpose of the learning walks? • Developconsistent definition and expectations for effective instruction. • Ensure consistency among evaluators when evaluating teachers. • Develop a system to monitor and support the implementation of the high yield instructional strategy (DIP –Learning Targets).
Learning Walks What are the expectations for the learning walks and how will I get feedback on my practice?