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  1. APPR Think Tank None of us is as smart as all of us when we decide to be smart together

  2. APPR THINK TANK

  3. True or False • APPR stands for Accountability, Professionalism, and Program Reform • There are no changes worth noting in the APPR revisions • NYSED has clarified all issues that APPR suggests • 60 / 20 /20 is a new News show on CBS • TIP and PIP were on Saturday Night Live this past weekend • There is only one way to implement the new APPR revisions

  4. True or False • APPR stands for Accountability, Professionalism, and Program Reform – FALSE ?? • There are no changes worth noting in the APPR revisions – FALSE! • NYSED has clarified all issues that APPR suggests – FALSE! • 60 / 20 /20 is a new News show on CBS – FALSE! • TIP and PIP were on Saturday Night Live this past weekend - FALSE • There is only one way to implement the new APPR revisions FALSE!

  5. The APPR Think Tank • Rich Bernato Ed.D. • Assistant Dean Dowling College School of Education • http://www.activelearningconsultant. • (opportunity to engage school change) • You?

  6. Begin With the Ends in Mind • After our four think tank sessions together, at minimum we will have; • A consistent understanding of all APPR expectations • Recognition of the implementation issues associated with both the letter of the APPR expectations and more importantly, its spirit • Developed short term action plans to effectively put the APPR in place • ???

  7. Possible End Product in May

  8. Session I Goals • Organization • Communication • Information • Collaboration • Prioritization • Cross Pollinating

  9. Organization • Meeting Dates • February 7 • March 7 • April4 • May 2 • ROLES • ME and WE • Who is / are the experts? • Facilitative Role! • MUTUAL EMPOWERMENT so WE can all do the right thing • Contribute, brainstorm, • Carry premises back to the farm • Replicate kinds of think tank activities that best apply

  10. Communication • Email addresses please forward yours to me for list serve • http://apprthinktank.wikispaces.com/ ! • This will be the ongoing “construction base”

  11. InformationAPPR 101 • http://www.dowling.edu/library/leadership/leadership.asp • Questions and Answers: Performance Evaluations for Teachers and Principals • New York State Teaching Standards • Education Law 3012c • "Building a Better Teacher", New York Times Magazine, March 2, 2010 • Northwest Evaluation Association • Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching • Richard Elmore - Harvard Graduate School of Education • Instructional Rounds • Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for School Leaders 2008 • New York State Common Core Standards • http://www.reinventingeducation.org • THIS IS WHERE WE CAN ADD INFORMATION TO THE WIKI!

  12. INFORMATION:Changes to APPR • Criteria for evaluating teachers must include but not be limited to • Content knowledge • Preparation • Instructional delivery • Classroom management • Student development • Student assessment • Collaboration • Reflective and responsive practices • AND A NEW CRITERION IS …

  13. Student Growth • “Student growth is a positive change in student achievement between at least two points in time, taking into consideration of the unique abilities or disabilities of each student including English Language Learners.”

  14. Information: Principal / Teacher Rating System • 4 – Highly Effective • 3 – Effective • 2 – Developing • 1 – Ineffective • Via a • 60 % • 20 % • 20 % formula

  15. INFORMATION:60 Per Cent • i.e. locally selected measures developed through collective bargaining concerning teacher evaluation systems. • An observation model such as Danielson’s Frameworks for Teaching is often cited but is not necessarily the appropriate measure.

  16. INFORMATION: This will require • Supervisors will need to be trained in a model prior to this system’s implementation!

  17. INFORMATION: 20 Per Cent • Based on locally selected measures of student achievement determined to be rigorous and comparable …

  18. INFORMATION: 20 Per Cent • Based on student GROWTH data on state assessments …. • This is called the value-added growth model • A set of guidelines is expected for implementation in September 2014

  19. INFORMATION: • Evaluations “shall be a significant factor for: employment decisions including but not limited to • Promotion • Retention • Tenure determination • termination • Compensation …”

  20. INFORMATION: Therefore the process will involve • Requires that school districts • Identify needed areas of improvement

  21. INFORMATION: • The new system “expedites” teacher removal processes (but not necessarily ) • Also specifies an appeals process where teachers

  22. INFORMATION: • The new system “expedites” teacher removal processes (but not necessarily ) • Also specifies an appeals process where teachers

  23. INFORMATION: • Evaluations “shall be a significant factor for: employment decisions including but not limited to • Promotion • Retention • Tenure determination • Termination • Compensation …”

  24. INFORMATION: • Requires that school districts • Identify needed areas of improvement • Provide a timeline for achieving improvement • Identify the manner in which improvement will be assessed • Classroom observation • Videotape observation • Self review • Peer review • Portfolio review • Provide differentiated activities to support the improved area(s)

  25. INFORMATION: • Includes • Identification of multiple resources to help the teacher; e.g. • MENTORS

  26. INFORMATION: • The new system “expedites” teacher removal processes (but not necessarily ) • Also specifies an appeals process where teachers may challenge the evaluation process • To be negotiated locally • Substance of evaluation • Adherence to standards and methodologies for review • Adherence to Commissioner’s Regulations • Compliance with applicable locally negotiated procedures • Issuance and / or implementation of terms of a TIP or PIP

  27. INFORMATION: What ifs generate .. • Provisions must be made for among other issues • Student composition e.g. • Would a teacher in an Inclusion class be held to the same yardstick as an Advanced Placement teacher for student growth? • English Language Learners? • Socioeconomic factors? • ??? This will require sophisticated assessment techniques that take such variables into account

  28. GROUP WORK ICROSS-POLLINATE • School / District Choice • “stay internal” for special needs or • Cross School / District Groups • Exchange assess points of view and ideas from near and far • This is where the ideas will grow • Regroup with your own school • Decisions about local actions and • Follow through

  29. Group I - Tasks • Isolate the issues you perceive • Project their consequences • Prioritize their importance

  30. Re-Collect / Synthesize • Develop Consensus re issues for resolution / implementation • Develop Consensus re priorities

  31. Generate Action Groups • Data Usage • Legal Issues • Supervisory Models • (T) (P) IP Plans • ???

  32. Homework! • Visit and contribute to the Wiki • Post up comments • Post up additional information • Communicate with your action group • Develop strategies for sharing these developments with your school and District

  33. See You Real Soon Thank you. rbernato1@verizon.net