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1 Teacher Evaluations Jessica Blauwkamp March 26, 2013

2 What makes a good teacher?

3 Objectives  Know the areas in which you will be evaluated  Know how often you’ll be evaluated  Understand the Charlotte Danielson model for Teacher Evaluation  Understand the Thoughtful Classroom model for Teacher Evaluation  Know what to do if you receive a bad evaluation  Know what level of responsibility a school has to assist a failing teacher

4 Areas to be Evaluated  Quality of Classroom instruction  Development of material  Both in class and through the use of projects and homework  Interaction with students  Including mentoring and advising of students  Grading and assessing of student learning  University of Michigan. (2012). Guidelines for Evaluating Teaching. In Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from

5 How often should a teacher be evaluated?  Generally, once a year  TENURE VS. NON-TENURE TEACHERS  Tenured teachers are evaluated every other year  Non-tenured teachers are evaluated every year TNTP. (2010). Teacher Evaluation 2.0. In The New Teacher Project. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from Reeder, S. (2005). Diplomacy Undermines Teacher Evaluations. In The Hidden Cost of Tenure. Retrieved March 22, 2013, from Remember the calendar!

6 Who Evaluates?  Principal of the school  Students in the classroom  Colleagues- peer review  Core Curriculum: Government by means of standardized testing  YOU! Self-evaluations The New Teacher Project. (3013 ). In TNTP. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from tntp.org

7 Checking for understanding!

8 Charlotte Danielson Model for Teacher Evaluation  Key Points  Clear guidelines for acceptable performance  Evaluators that can make clear and unbiased judgments PSEA Education Services Division. (2010). Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. In Professional Learning Exchange. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from s/DanielsonFrameworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd s/DanielsonFrameworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd Clear! Like this water!

9 Danielson’s 3 tiers of teacher evaluation PSEA Education Services Division. (2010). Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. In Professional Learning Exchange. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd  Beginning teachers  Mentoring of new teachers  Structured classroom evaluations  Evidence of teaching should be provided  Lesson plans, journal entries, portfolios, etc. Mentoring and evidence

10  Experienced teachers  Teachers set the goals for themselves  Self-assessment, collaboration,  Focuses on individual growth.  Teachers and administrators discuss growth together  Teachers and administrators should engage in meaningful conversation about the growth of the teacher’s classroom PSEA Education Services Division. (2010). Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. In Professional Learning Exchange. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd Danielson’s 3 tiers of teacher evaluation Main Point: experienced teachers set their own goals!

11 Danielson’s 3 tiers of teacher evaluation  Targeted assistance track  Teachers who are unable to thrive within the regular evaluation system  Clear and obvious instructions for success  Interventions to support changes in teaching style  Teachers who don’t thrive even under this system may be subject to discipline PSEA Education Services Division. (2010). Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. In Professional Learning Exchange. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd eworkForTeaching_Advisory.pdA B Clear instructions to get from point A to point B

12 Checking for Understanding!

13 Silver Strong and Associates. (2011). Administrator's observation guide. In The Thoughtful Classroom. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/SilverStrongTeacherRubric.pdfhttp://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers- leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/SilverStrongTeacherRubric.pdf  Provides teachers and administrators with a comprehensive system for discussing, assessing, and refining the classroom  Combines the 4 cornerstones of effective teaching with a framework for design and delivery of a lesson  4 cornerstones of effective teaching 1. Organization, Rules, and procedures 2. Positive relationships 3. A culture of thinking and learning 4. Engagement and enjoyment The Thoughtful Classroom 4 cornerstones to hold up this model of teacher evaluation

14 The Thoughtful Classroom  10 areas to be evaluated: 1. Organization, Rules, and procedures 2. Positive Relationships 3. Engagement and Enjoyment 4. A culture of thinking and learning 5. Preparing students for learning 6. Presenting new learning 7. Deepening learning 8. Applying learning 9. Helping students reflect on and celebrate learning 10. Professional practice NOTICE! The first four are also our cornerstones!

15 Checking for Understanding!

16 What Should a teacher do if they receive a bad evaluation?

17 What to do?!  Correct your mistakes  Continue learning from mentors or teachers who have more experience than you Fix your problems using the tool of mentor knowledge! Mentor knowledge

18 School’s Responsibility  Correct the teacher  Help the teacher to an extent  If the teacher continues to fail after multiple corrections, disciplinary measures must be taken We want what’s best for our students!

19 Activity!  Jerry Seinfeld teaches American History  Using the areas to be evaluated, tell me one thing Mr. Thomson could improve on with an example from the movie.  on/9592-seinfeld-teaches-history on/9592-seinfeld-teaches-history Short movie clip!

20 REVIEW ACTIVITY! Easter Egg Review!

21 What have we learned today?  Evaluation base  When we will be evaluated  Areas we will be evaluated in  Who will evaluate us  What to do if we receive a bad evaluation  The School’s responsibility to it’s teachers  2 methods of evaluation  Charlotte Danielson method  Thoughtful classroom method

22 Sources  Ho, B. (2008, August 6). How Often are Teachers Evaluated? Education Week. Retrieved from  PSEA Education Services Division. (2010). Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. In Professional Learning Exchange. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from sonFrameworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd sonFrameworkForTeaching_Advisory.pd  Reeder, S. (2005). Diplomacy Undermines Teacher Evaluations. In The Hidden Cost of Tenure. Retrieved March 22, 2013, from  Silver Strong and Associates. (2011). Administrator's observation guide. In The Thoughtful Classroom. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/SilverStrongTeacherRubric.pdfhttp://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers- leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/SilverStrongTeacherRubric.pdf  The New Teacher Project. (3013 ). In TNTP. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from tntp.org  TNTP. (2010). Teacher Evaluation 2.0. In The New Teacher Project. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from Evaluation-Oct10F.pdfhttp://tntp.org/assets/documents/Teacher-Evaluation-Oct10F.pdf?files/Teacher- Evaluation-Oct10F.pdf  University of Michigan. (2012). Guidelines for Evaluating Teaching. In Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from


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