2 What is Q Comp?Voluntary program that allows school districts and exclusive representatives of the teachers to design and collectively bargain a plan to improve teaching and learning and compensate teachers.
3 Purpose of Q Comp What it does… What it doesn’t do… Positively impacts student learningProvides incentives for staff members on the teacher contract to increase their skills as educatorsProvides a structure for job-embedded professional developmentProvides more opportunities for teacher leadershipWhat it doesn’t do…Evaluate teachers in all domains, components, and elementsFocus on identifying ineffective teachersProvide all teachers with an automatic pay increase
4 Why did we apply?We are currently doing some of the work and Q Comp can compensate teachersSupports new teacher evaluation law with peer review and teacher growth plansState funds are availableQ Comp has been successful in other school districts
5 Who designed the plan? Five teachers selected by Ed-Minnesota STMA Matt RookerBecky KemmetmuellerJenny FritzHeidi LelandJen PatnodeThree administratorsDr. Ann-Marie FoucaultPrincipal Jennie KellyDr. Behle
6 Who approved the plan?Ed Minnesota STMA membershipSchool board
7 What does Q Comp include. 1. Career Ladder/Advancement Options 2 What does Q Comp include? 1. Career Ladder/Advancement Options 2. Job-Embedded Professional Development 3. Teacher Observation and Individual Professional Growth Plan 4. Performance Pay 5. Alternative Salary Schedule
8 Career LadderSTMA Q Comp Plan currently holds two opportunities for a career ladder: 1 Q Comp Advisor and 6 Instructional CoachesQ COMP ADVISORThe advisor's role is to support teacher growth and student achievement by coordinating the Q-Comp Plan, supervising the Instructional Coaches, providing training, focusing the Q-comp initiative on best practices, ensuring compliance, analyzing data, and promoting and communicating the program.INSTRUCTIONAL COACHESThe coach’s job is to coach colleagues by modeling best practice strategies, conferencing, observing, evaluating, and providing meaningful feedback to teachers and staff.
9 Q Comp Advisor Megan Johnson I was hired in February by the Q Comp hiring teamI began the role as Q Comp Advisor On March 10th and have been learning about our STMA Q Comp plan, learning about other Q Comp schools best practices, and preparing for our implementation in the fall.I am more than happy to help answer any questions or support you and your teams in any way I can.
10 Instructional Coaches Instructional coaches were hired in March and will begin some training in April and June.Coaches will be housed in a particular school, however they will be working with teachers in multiple buildings and multiple content areas.Coaches were also hired by a team of teachers and administratorsCoaches will serve 3-5 years and will then return to their teaching assignmentsThe coach’s role is to support the teacher in his/her own professional growth
11 Meet your Coaches Aaron Heil-STME 19 years in Education Big Woods-First Grade19 years in EducationFun Fact: Aaron will have a son starting college and a son starting kindergarten next year!Becky Kemmetmueller-Big WoodsFieldstone-Second Grade15 years in educationFun Fact: Becky Biked down a volcano in Hawaii.
12 Meet your Coaches Jackie Andrews-Middle School West Middle School East- EBD28 Years in EducationFun Fact: After the movie American Graffiti came out…Jackie was a roller skating car hop in high school at the local A&W!Jill Lurie-Middle School EastMiddle School East- High Potential Reading19 Years in EducationFun Fact: Jill has written several novels.
13 Meet Your Coaches Jamie Wiitala-High School Jason Johnson- Fieldstone High School- Math8 Years in EducationFun Fact: Jamie has 30 aunts and uncles, first cousins, and 26 second cousins!Jason Johnson- FieldstoneBig Woods- First Grade16 Years in EducationFun Fact: Jason is an identical twin and hisB brother also works in the district (5th gr. MSW).
14 How does the observation cycle work? All non-tenured teachers will continue to be observed by their building administrator three times each year. If the non-tenured teacher is proficient in the areas needed (as determined by the rubric) he/she will earn Q Comp dollars.All tenured teachers will either be on High-Cycle or Low- CycleHigh Cycle happens once every three years. High Cycle teachers will first be evaluated by their building administrator sometime before December 1. If the teacher earns an overall rating of proficient on the entire rubric he/she will then be released into Q Comp and will continue with two observations by his/her instructional coach.Low Cycle teachers will be observed three times throughout the school year by his/her instructional coach. (Approximately once/per trimester)In addition to the observation all teachers will participate in 3 pre-observation and 3 post-observation meetingsAll teachers will create a professional growth plan that must be okayed by his/her instructional coach or administrator
15 Observation ToolInstructional Coaches will only be observing teachers using the Instructional Domain. The coach and the teacher will fill out the rubric together after the lesson using evidence collected during the observation.There are many new evaluation rubrics! Did you know that Special Ed, Counselors, Social Works, SLP’s, Deans, and Nurses now have their own rubrics???
16 Instructional Domain Consists of 7 components: Communication Communication of Learning TargetsQuestioningEngagementFeedbackPacing & FlexibilityInstructional OrganizationBased on Charlotte Danielson’s, “A Framework for Teaching”.
17 Three Incentives Site SMART Goal PLC participation and PLC Goal $100 Based on school-wide student achievement goal (Based on standardized test)PLC participation and PLC GoalEarn $300 for actively participating in the PLC and achieving the PLCObservations and Professional Growth Plan-$1,200 for successful completion of 3 observation cycles and demonstration of progress in individual professional growth plan
18 Profession Learning Communities Educators committed to working collaboratively in on-going processes of collective inquiry and action research in order to achieve better results for the students they serve. (DuFour)
19 The Work of the Collaborative Team Clarify essential common skillsDevelop formative assessmentsEstablish a specific target that is sufficiently rigorous to assure success on assessmentsAnalyze ResultsIdentify and implement improvement strategies
20 Guiding Questions What is it that we want students to learn? How do we know they have learned it?What do we do if they don’t?What do we do if they do?
21 PLC RequirementsQ Comp Requires all members of the bargaining unit to participate in a PCL 50 minutes per/week or 90 minutes every other week within contractual hoursThe PLC must be data driven and action orientatedMembers should come prepared with data, assessments, and share ideasTeams will create an action plan at the end of each sessionTeams are responsible for writing meaningful goals based on their students needs
22 Shifting to a PLC Focus on teaching….to a focus on learning From coverage of content…to demonstration of proficiencyFrom a language of complaint…to language of commitmentFrom long-term strategic planning… to short term winsFrom learning by listening…to learning by doingFrom learning individually…to learning collectively by working togetherFrom an assumption that these are “my kids, those are your kids”…to an assumption that these are “our kids”From teachers gathering data from their individually constructed tests in order to assign grades…to collaborative teams acquiring information from common assessments in order to 1)inform their individual and collective practice, and 2) respond to students who need additional time and support
23 How does Q Comp fit into what we are already doing at STMA?
26 How does Q Comp fulfill the requirements for the new teacher evaluation law? Statutory Requirements:Teacher evaluation processes must establish a three year professional review cycle for each teacher that includes a professional growth plan, peer review, participation in a professional learning community (PLC), and at least one summative evaluation by a qualified and trained evaluator.
27 Where do I go for more information? Staff WebsiteQ Comp formsQ Comp one page documentQ Comp handbookMOUAsk!!!, call, or invite Megan to a team meetingContact your Q Comp Governing boardGet to know your Instructional Coaches
28 What’s Next???All Staff will have 4 hours of training during back to school workshops in:Q Comp paperworkScheduling observations & meetings with coachesPLCsSMART goalsProfessional Growth plansInstructional DomainAll PLCs will be fully supported in SeptemberExamples of SMART goals will be providedTime will be given to analyze and share dataHow to write and follow norms will be taughtHow to create and participate in a meaningful PLC will be shared