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1 Highlands County

2 Bill and Melinda Gates Education Foundation Grant Initially 9 Districts in Florida Received Grant Money Highlands Used $ to Support Implementation of the New Teacher Performance Appraisal System District and School Administrators from Original Districts Met to Collaborate and Share Best Practices More Recently Teachers from Around the State Attended the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching Conference in St. Pete (ECET²) 2

3 Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET 2 ) Goals –Increase teachers capacity for understanding and implementing the instructional shifts required to teach the Common Core State Standards, laying the groundwork for a shared understanding of effective practice. –Support and strengthen teachers capacity to be leaders both within their schools and beyond, with specific support for engaging in collaborative, teacher-to-teacher feedback. 3

4 Conference Experience ECET Video.mp4 Conference Takeaways –All of our major Initiatives are aligned and support the overall goal –Need for Teacher Leaders –Impact of Teacher-2-Teacher Collaboration 4

5 Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project Every teacher knows that preparing students for success takes passion, dedication and skill. The MET project's goal was to attempt to break down and measure those qualities so that other teachers can learn from those who do it best.

6 Highlands ECET² Vision To Elevate and Celebrate the Effective Teachers and Teaching happening here in Highlands County.

7 Gathering Greatness Invest Invigorate Inspire Phase I –ECET² Heartland –5 to 7 teachers from each school –Goals Next Steps to CCSS Implementation Developing Teacher Leaders District-Wide Teacher Collaboration Phase II –Gathering Greatness Project

8 Lets Go, Weve Got Work To Do! Jerry's Video.mp4


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