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1 Teacher evaluation in NJ: 2013 PRESENTERS’ NAMES REBUTTAL WRITING TRAINING

2 Shall be used as one form of evidence for measurement of teacher performance Will be included in the determination of the annual summative evaluation rating Shall be conducted by an individual – employed in the school district in a supervisory role and capacity – possessing a school administrator certificate, principal certificate, or supervisor certificate. OBSERVATIONS

3 OBSERVATION TYPES ●“Long observation” o Minimum duration of 40 minutes or one class period, whichever is shorter ●“Short observation” o At least 20 minutes

4 OBSERVATION TYPES ●“Announced observation” – notified of the date and the class period that the observation will be conducted ●“Unannounced observation” – not notified of the date or time that the observation will be conducted. ●“Co-observation” – two or more supervisors observe simultaneously, or at alternate times, the same lesson or portion of a lesson for the purpose of training

5 TEACHER OBSERVATIONS VAR Y ●Long: 40 minutes, with post-conference ●Short: 20 minutes, with post-conference Teacher Categories Total # of Observations Observers Non-Tenured Years 1–2 3 (2 long, 1 short) Multiple Observers Required Years 3–4 3 (1 long, 2 short) Tenured 3 (0 long, 3 short) Multiple Observers Recommended Notes: ●Corrective Action Plans: After the first year, teachers who receive an “Ineffective”or “Partially Effective” rating are required to have one additional observation. Multiple observers are required. ●Announced vs. Unannounced: Within the minimum requirements, all teachers must have at least one unannounced and one announced observation. TEACHERS: PRACTICE PracticeSGPSGOSummative

6 PRE-OBSERVATION CONFERENCE Pre-conference shall occur within seven teaching days prior to the observation, not including the day of the observation. At least one observation shall be announced and preceded by a pre-conference. Proposed-N.J.A.C. 6A:10-4.4

7 WHEN THE OBSERVER ENTERS Show Evidence of Good Practice Slow down Capture teachable moments Provide copies of handouts to Administration

8 WHEN THE OBSERVER ENTERS Show Evidence of Good Practice Closure – Exit Tickets – Ask questions – On a scale of 1-5-using your fingers-rate todays lesson – As you leave today, I’ll be at the door. Please share with me one word or concept you learned today.

9 SELF REFLECTION NJEA Resource Guide on Evaluation for Teachers Page 5-10Baseline Data Page 11-18Observation Log Issues & Actions Evaluations

10 POST-OBSERVATION CONFERENCE ●A meeting, either in-person or remotely between a supervisor and the teaching staff member to discuss the data collected in the observation ●Be followed by both parties to such a conference signing the written evaluation report and each retaining a copy for his or her records ●Allow the teaching staff member to submit his or her written objection(s) / (rebuttal) o within 10 teaching-staff-member working days o shall be attached to each party's copy

11 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS Basic steps 1.Identify and clarify 2.Establish a mutual purpose 3.Establish respect 4.STATE your course o Share your facts: least controversial & most persuasive first o Tell your story o Ask for others facts and stories o Talk about what is fact and what is assumption o Encourage differing views 5.Actively listen

12 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS Preparation  Make sure you and your supervisor have sufficient time to see the conversation through to the end.  Be realistic about what you can and cannot achieve.  Make sure the conversation is focused on facts and why the facts are important, not just opinion.

13 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS Preparation  Practice your key sentence.  Understand you have a good chance to resolve an issue rather quickly with a conversation.  Take a deep breath.

14 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS Building rapport  Be sincere.  Be present in the conversation.  Be confident, but not arrogant.  Be empathic.  Be honest.

15 Your turn to give feedback! – Acknowledge positive findings – Acknowledge challenges revealed o Ask for support – Share data – Never submit your response without showing it to your Building Rep or Association Rep WRITING A RESPONSE

16 WRITING A REBUTTAL  Analyze  Neutralize  Equalize analyze equalize neutralize

17 ●What is the “tone” of the written report? ●Is the report designed to lead to professional learning? ●Is the report derogatory without being constructive? ●Are there positive facts that have been omitted? ●Is there a pattern? ●What needs correction by rebuttal? ANALYZE – Ask the right questions

18 ●Provide evidence to support your disagreement ●Give data to neutralize what has been criticized ●Answer “labeled” items ●Use language that is not emotionally charged NEUTRALIZE all negative items

19 ●Stress preparation ●Focus on objectives, procedures, attainment ●Be clear ●Connect performance to job description/model ●Discuss, don’t reject, recommendations ●Identify needed support for recommendations EQUALIZE the results

20 ●Keep it short and simple ●Seek advice ●Utilize facts ●Get specifics ●Identify if assistance had been previously requested; response ●Have an appropriately trained association representative read the response before giving it to the administrator MAKE YOUR REBUTTAL EFFECTIVE

21 ●Review Observation A & B with the attached Reflections ●Discuss your thoughts with your table. – Does the reflection paint a big picture? – What changes should be made to improve it? AT YOUR TABLES

22 ●With a partner, pick an observation and write a reflection for it. GROUP WORK

23 CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN ●Review corrective action plan with association representative ●Make sure CAP expectations are achievable ●Identify roles and responsibilities: – administration – teaching staff member ●Review timelines

24 MID-YEAR EVALUATION ●Required if have a Corrective Action Plan ●Timing for the mid-year could vary depending if a teachers gets an SGP or not.

25 SUMMATIVE EVALUATION ●Everyone gets an annual summative evaluation ●Can now be the same as the final evaluation.


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