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1 PEER ASSISTANCE AND REVIEW Curriculum Council, January 2012

2 MVESC Study Team Jill Fry, River View Local Schools Barb Funk, Mid-East CTC Susan Troutner, Morgan Local Schools Cathy Morgan, MVESC

3 Research Questions General PAR Questions What should PAR look like? Should PAR be evaluative? Supportive? How does PAR fit in with other programming? ETC. PAR Panel Questions How often does the PAR Panel meet? Who should be part of the PAR Panel? Could the district’s Lead Mentor Team be part of the PAR Panel? What role(s) do the members of the PAR Panel take? ETC. Consulting Teachers What is the role of the consulting teacher? What should be the qualifications of the Consulting Teacher? How should you select a Consulting Teacher? What kind of staff development is needed for the consulting teacher? ETC.

4 Resources Teacher Peer Assistance and Review, Lorin W. Anderson and Leonard O. Pellicer, Corwin Press The Peer Assistance and Review Reader, Ellen Moir, The New Teacher Center @UCSC How to Plan and Implement A Peer Coaching Program, Pam Robbins, ASCD A User’s Guide to Peer Assistance and Review, Harvard University Cincinnati Public Schools Columbus Public Schools Rochester Schools Toledo City Schools Models that we studied.


6 Agenda Introduction: Cathy History of How PAR Got Started and Models: Susan PAR Processes: Barb Professional Development: Jill Talking Points

7 WHAT IS PAR? Developed in Toledo, Ohio by Union President Dal Lawrence (1980). Local Teachers Union and District administration jointly manage the program. Districts have used the Toledo Model and have adapted it to meet the needs of their districts. PAR is a program to improve teacher quality.

8 Improving Teacher Quality… Supportive Evaluative Both Supportive and Evaluative Models were designed based on District Initiatives and Needs

9 Common Elements of PAR The Toledo Model… 1. Novice Teachers 2. Ineffective Teachers Who participates? Novices, Experienced Teachers or Both

10 Major Characteristics PAR Panel- consisting of Teachers and Administrators PAR Consulting Teachers PAR Referral Process PAR Implementation Process PAR Evaluative Process

11 History of PAR and Models of PAR Susan Troutner

12 PAR Processes Referral Process Implementation Process Barb Funk

13 Professional Development for PAR Jill Fry

14 Ideas for Professional Development Teaching Standards Observation and Performance Conferencing Strategies Cognitive Coaching Collaboration Dealing with Difficult Staff Members OTES Credentialed

15 What are your first steps in getting started with a PAR Program? What PAR components could we collaborate on? Talking Points

16 MVESC Peer Assistance and Review Study Team Jill Fry Barb funk Susan Troutner Cathy Morgan Thank You!

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