Presentation on theme: "Educator Preparation Updates"— Presentation transcript:
1 Educator Preparation Updates David M. Hill, Ph.D., Division DirectorEducator Preparation and Certification11
2 Ed Prep Updates Preparation Program Changes Important Rule Changes GaTAPPGACE -- Testing ProgramNew Tools: ICP and GS3
3 2013-14 Program & Rule Changes Explain why we change rules periodically.To ensure educators are being prepared according to the most current knowledge in the fieldMany programs are based upon national standards, for instance Mathematics programs require that candidates meet the standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.Also must ensure programs are preparing teachers to use the current Georgia P-12 curriculum (GPS, CCGPS)We create new rules based on expressed needs of educators.
4 Prep Program ChangesGaPSC is focused on raising the bar; improving the preparation of educatorsPrograms are being changed this year to meet new rule requirementsA few of the changes you should notice…
5 Prep Program ChangesPrograms must be based upon the InTASC Model Core Teaching StandardsThe new standards include elements associated with performances, essential knowledge, and critical dispositionsFocused on the learner, as opposed to the teacherThese standards are also reflected in the TAPS standardsThus, an alignment between preparation and practiceMention the fact that some prep programs are aligning student teaching evaluations with TAPS.
6 Prep Program ChangesField experiences emphasize practice/demonstration of KSD over observationStudent teaching/internship must last a minimum of one full semesterone full school year is the idealThe rule defines partnerships between program providers and P-12 schools as…Mention the co-teaching model for student teaching
7 PartnershipsCollaborative relationships between program providers and P-12 schools … formalized and focused on continuous school improvement and student achievement through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators.Reciprocal relationshipSchool ImprovementStudent achievementP-20Results:You should be asked, how can we help improve student achievement in your school?Be proactive about seeking help from your local provider—if Reading scores decline, ask for help in the teaching of reading, etc.more faculty and pre-service teacher involvement in P-12 schools – more help with struggling P-12 learners (think about team teaching/co-teaching opportunities)teacher prep program courses taught on P-12 campusWhat’s in it for the P-12 school?Professors can provide professional development and informal assistance for teachersIHEs can provide endorsement programs and upgrade opportunities for practicing educatorsYou will have a direct and more impactful involvement in the preparation of your future teachersEmphasizes the reciprocal nature of partnerships expected moving forward.
8 Partnerships Effective partnerships can bring about: More “hands on deck” in the classroomOpportunities for job-embedded professional learningA “ready pool” of new hires; therefore, reduced costs associated with recruiting new teachersNew teachers who are ready for YOUR classrooms on day oneImprovements in student achievement…how??Emphasize:--new models for student teaching do not require the cooperating teacher to leave the classroom; the co-teaching model--teacher candidates completing field experiences are expected to do more than just observe—more help for the full-time teacher--program faculty are expected to spend more time in schools, they are excellent resources for PL and for helping pre-service AND in-service teachers try new strategies--use improvements in student achievement as the “biggie” for this slide and a lead-in for the next slide on St. Cloud data
9 PartnershipsA co-teaching model for student teaching is being implemented in GeorgiaThis model has been used successfully in other statesSt. Cloud State University (MN) conducted a study to compare the impact of the co-teaching model to the traditional model of student teachingThe results are remarkable…Emphasize:--new models for student teaching do not require the cooperating teacher to leave the classroom; the co-teaching model--teacher candidates completing field experiences are expected to do more than just observe—more help for the full-time teacher--program faculty are expected to spend more time in schools, they are excellent resources for PL and for helping pre-service AND in-service teachers try new strategies--use improvements in student achievement as the “biggie” for this slide and a lead-in for the next slide on St. Cloud data
10 Partnerships St. Cloud State University research project throughCompared standardized test (MCA) scores of elementary students in reading and math across three types of settings:Classrooms w/ a student teacher using the Co-Teaching modelClassrooms w/ a student teacher but no co-teachingClassrooms with one licensed teacher—no student teacherMCA = Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment
15 Partnerships Effective Partnerships = win/win For more information: Co-teaching produces positive effects!Students in classrooms with a student teacher where the co-teaching model is used outperform their peers in classrooms without a student teacher.Similar results are beginning to emerge in Georgia.For more information:Google “St. Cloud State University Teacher Quality Enhancement Center”For a St. Cloud Co-Teaching Fact Sheet, go toteaching_fact_sheet_6_2011.pdf
16 Other ChangesTiered Certification will impact a large number of certification and some preparation rulesRescinding all prep & cert rules in Feb. 2014Initiating all new rulesPreparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEM)Annual Performance Evaluation
17 Other Changes Prep. program rules slated for revision this year: Career & Technical Programs and EndorsementsEducational LeadershipEnglish EducationMathematics Programs and K-5 EndorsementSpecial Education Programs and EndorsementsProgram changes will take effect by
18 Ed Leadership ChangesM.Ed. For asst. principal level certification & some district positionsEd.S/doctorate for principal, superintendent, & supervisors of principalsProgram admissionPartnership agreementsDiversity of field placementsSimplifying certification rules
19 New Certificate Fields Three fields: teacher leadership, instructional technology, & curriculum and instructionPrograms are up and runningNew GACE assessments are being developed, expected by Fall 2014Certification will be available spring 2015Consider in light of Tiered CertificationTalk about encouraging teachers to seek these certifications related to emerging opportunities due to the new certification structure.
21 The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP)
22 GaTAPP Rule Change Upcoming changes to the GaTAPP rule Elimination of four GaTAPP certifications; GaTAPP candidates will hold Induction certificatesCTAE opportunities in GaTAPP expanded to include those below the Association Degree level if degree is finished before program completionTalk about encouraging teachers to seek these certifications related to emerging opportunities due to the new certification structure.
23 GaTAPP ProductionGaTAPP is one of Georgia’s largest producers of teachersIn fall 2013 almost 1150 candidates were enrolled in GaTAPPEconomic cutbacks resulted in smaller numbers, but with the improving economy, numbers are reboundingTalk about encouraging teachers to seek these certifications related to emerging opportunities due to the new certification structure.
24 Honors and Recognitions Surveys from Eight Providers (range of reporting varied):1 Superintendent1 GaPSC Commissioner /District Administrator18 + Lead Teachers, Instructional Coaches (District and School levels)91 GaTAPP Ambassadors2 National Scholarship Winners/National Conference Presenters1 Georgia Teacher of the Year2 Finalist Georgia Teacher of the Year50+ School-based Teachers of the Year17 Sallie Mae or New Teacher of the YearReport only on 1-3 years from all but one Provider.Only 1 report included data since 200224
25 GaTAPP Ambassadors Ninety-one (91) GaTAPP Ambassadors Statewide GaPSC Website:Access the Educator Preparation at the top of the page in the burgundy stip. On the left side of the page, find GaTAPP on the menu. GaTAPP Ambassadors 2014 and Providers:Video of Ambassadors:25
26 Director of Non-Traditional Educator Prep Contact InformationPhyllis PayneDirector of Non-Traditional Educator Prep26
28 Program ApprovalReviews and monitors all programs leading to GA certificationIHEs, LEAs, RESAs, and organizationsCurrently 78 approved program providersAverage approximately 10 reviews per semesterReviews conducted by volunteers
29 Volunteers are Board of Examiners BOE teams are diverse in:Educational positions IHEs, LEAs and RESAsGenderGeographic LocationExperienceGaPSC provides in-depth training for BOEFocused on ensuring programs meet state and national standardsWe need more BOE membersNext new member training Spring 2015
30 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) July 1, NCATE and TEAC became CAEPAugust 29 - CAEP Board adopted new standardsSpring GaPSC will formally adopt (or adapt) the standardsCurrent standards remain in effect for reviews scheduled through Spring 2015Spring New Standards will become effective for all reviewsUnits with reviews scheduled for 2013 and 2014 are preparing now for those reviews and collecting data aligned with the current standards.
31 New Standards Described as “fewer, higher, clearer” Emphasis on performing at higher levelsExpectations extend beyond programs continuously collecting data on candidate performanceEmphasis on improving the quality of data and increasing the effective use of data by all programs
32 CAEP Standards 3 Key Points: Build partnerships and strong clinical experiencesRaise and assure educator-candidate qualityPreparation judged by outcomes and impact on P-12 student learning
33 CAEP Standards Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships and PracticeStandard 3: Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and SelectivityStandard 4: Program ImpactStandard 5: Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
34 Director of Program Approval Contact InformationAngie GantDirector of Program Approval34
35 Educator Testing Program Educator AssessmentEducator Testing Program
36 New Program (ETS)Launched in October 2013, all tests are offered via computer only, except for the performance portion of American Sign Language.Due to new technologies, most tests (not all) will contain selected response items only with immediate feedback.All tests are customized for Georgia and aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P-12 student curriculum.36
37 Cost for the GACE Previous Program: No price increase in past 7 years (except one $5 registration fee increase)Previous CBT fee was $30 with ESContent assessment: $125 (one test); $195 (assessment)New Program:No price increase in next 7 years; price goes down $5.00 over timeNew CBT is $28 with ETSContent assessment: $123 (one test); $193 (assessment)
38 MyPSC AccountTo be able to register for any GACE (except Paraprofessional), all candidates must have a MyPSC Account (http://mypsc.gapsc.org).The examinee’s name in MyPSC must match exactly as it appears on the photo ID that will be used when seeking admission to the test center to take a GACE assessment. If not, the examinee will not be admitted.
39 Reasons for TestingAt MyPSC the examinee will need to assert the “Reason for Testing.”Automatic Eligibility to test is given for all educators except for Reason #2, which triggers program provider eligibility.Reason #2: “I am enrolled in a Georgia- approved program in an undergraduate teaching field, or in Educational Leadership, Media, School Psychology, or Counseling.”If an examinee selects an incorrect reason for testing, the examinee may have to retest!
40 Help for Examinees GACE assistance GACE Website: www.gace.ets.org Calls about any aspect of GACE(M-F, 7am – 6pm)s from all test takers about the new testing program:GaPSC assistance (regarding certification or MyPSC):
41 Ed Leadership GACEFor year continues to be offered by PearsonNew ETS assessment is under development; offered for the first time in summer 2014If Georgia goes to a tiered system of leadership certification, the GACE assessment will be used for Level 5 (M.ED.) certificationCurrently examining a performance leadership assessment used by Missouri; such an assessment could be required for Level 6 certification (Ed.S.)
42 edTPAThe Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) developed by Stanford University & scored by Pearson becomes a requirement for certification in Georgia with implementation of the tiered certification systemedTPA is a content pedagogy assessment consisting of a portfolio and a video of classroom teaching
43 edTPAScoring is across 15 rubrics covering five dimensions of teachingPlanningInstructionAssessmentAnalysis of teachingAcademic languageExternally scored
44 edTPA A certification requirement for Georgia educators Student teachers in the year will be required to pass to become certifiedPart of the program approval process for program providers – PPEM uses edTPA scores as one of several measuresEarly career teachers enter the profession with an edTPA “roadmap” to guide support for the new teacher
45 edTPAA statewide edTPA advisory committee meets periodically to help make policy decisions and plan implementation supportEight Georgia providers field tested edTPA in– initial pilot for most providersextended pilotconsequential
46 If Questions, Suggestions, Comments: Contact InformationIf Questions, Suggestions, Comments:GACEAnne Marie Fenton
47 GaPSC Educator Workforce Talent Acquisition and Development New Data Analysis Tools:ICP and GS3
48 New PSC ToolsDesigned specifically for educator workforce analysis and planningInstructional Capital Planner (ICP)Online, real-time, updated dailyGeorgia School Staffing Survey of Certified Personnel Vacancies (GS3)gapsc.org Semi-annual educator position vacancy data collections from all school districts by schoolThe PSC has developed two new school staffing data and planning tools, the Instructional Capital Planner and the Georgia School Staffing Survey of Certified Personnel Vacancies. School system and RESA training on both began in January and will be completed in February.
49 Instructional Capital Planner ICP is an educator workforce information and planning toolStatewide task force provided guidance for ICP concept and developmentShows all current core content teachers by building, certification, HiQ, and other dataIncludes core content areas, special education and CTAE fields
50 ICP Estimates attrition risk by teacher by school Provides recruiting assistance via a “Supply” pool of available traditional and non- traditional candidates - by field and sourceAllows searchable, differentiated accessSuperintendents, Human Resources, Principals and RESAs and educator preparation programsGSS is the Georgia School Staffing Survey of Certified Personnel Vacancies
51 Georgia School Staffing Survey GS3 Spring 2014 vacancy collection datesOpens Monday, March 10, 2014Closes Friday, March 28, 2014March 10, 2014 is the “Certified Personnel Vacancies As Of” Report DateGo to gapsc.org for GS3 collection portalGSS is the Georgia School Staffing Survey of Certified Personnel Vacancies
52 Contact InformationIf Questions, Suggestions, Comments:Educator Workforce Talent Acquisition and DevelopmentCyndy StephensTom Hall
53 Educator Preparation and Certification Contact InformationDavid M. HillDivision DirectorEducator Preparation and Certification53