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1 Special Education and Teacher Evaluations Janelle Smith Dr. Peter Verona O Director of Special Services O Byron CUSD #226 O O Byron High School Principal O Byron CUSD #226 O

2 Getting to know you... O What plan is your district currently using? O How many years has it been in place? O What is left to do? O What are your districts biggest road blocks or obstacles?

3 Byron School District #226 Unit District  One Elementary School (677 Students) 1 Principal, 1 Asst. Principal  One Middle School (379 Students) 1 Principal, 1 Asst. Principal  One High School (493 Students) 1 Principal, 1 Asst. Principal

4 Byron #226 Evaluation Plan O Purpose of Evaluation Plan O Performance Expectations O Growth and Development O Mutual respect and trust O Teachers and professionals will take responsibility for their growth and development O Environments that facilitate learning O Reflection and analysis

5 Byron #226 Evaluation Plan O Goals of the Evaluation Plan O Improve quality of instruction and performance to enhance all student learning O Provide training and support for staff both veteran and new O Create and promote positive attitudes toward the value of evaluations and professional growth O Collect reliable and varied data for making employment decisions

6 Components of the Summative Evaluation and Timeline O Notification – Notified in writing within three weeks of the start of school O Pre-Observation Conference – Scheduled at a mutually convenient time for staff and evaluator O Observations – Informal (10-15 minutes) vs. Formal (45 minutes except where class periods are shorter) O Post-Observation Conference – Within 10 days of each required observation O Summative Evaluation Report – Within 10 days of the final observation

7 Non-Tenured Cycle O Will Occur Yearly - Years One and Two O Participate in the induction academy (Mentor Program) O Includes a minimum of three (3) observations, two (formal) of which must be a 45 minute minimum. The other observation (informal) has a 15 minute minimum.

8 Non-Tenured Cycle O Will Occur Yearly - Years Three and Four O Portfolio that shows completion of a professional growth O Includes a minimum of three (3) observations, two (formal) of which must be a 45 minute minimum. The other observation (informal) has a 15 minute minimum.

9 Tenured Cycle O Occurs on a Two Year Cycle O One Evaluation at least every two years – Includes a minimum of two (2) observations, one of which must be a 45 minute (Formal) minimum. The other observation has a 15 minute (Informal) minimum. O Portfolio O Personal Professional Goal (SMART goal) O Self-Directed Professional Growth (3 Options) O District of School Initiatives O Classroom Based Inquiry or Masters Degree O Doctorate/National Board Certification

10 Informal Observations O Require no scheduling or pre-conference O Not subject to a minimum time requirement O No forms are required on the part of the teacher O Evaluator must provide the teacher an opportunity to have an in person discussion following the observation O Comments from the informal must be formalized using the Teacher Observation Form in order to be used in the Summative Report

11 Formal Observations O Must include a pre-conference and a post conference O Teachers required to fill out a planning conference form and a reflective conference form O All formals will take place three weeks after school has started and four weeks before the end of school O Formals cannot be within 10 school days of each other unless the teacher waives this limitation O Exact date of observation will be mutually agreed upon O Reflective (post) conference must take place within 10 days after the observation O All classroom observations for purposes of evaluation shall be conducted openly with full knowledge of the teacher.

12 Specialist's Rubrics O Teacher O Therapy (Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physical Therapist) O School Psychologists O School Social Workers O School Counselors O School Nurses O Medial Specialists (School Librarians)

13 Your Turn... What are your biggest road blocks or obstacles??

14 Resources and Links O Helpful Documents O Teacher Evaluation Timeline provided by Lee/Ogle ROE – provided O District Decision Making Guide – provided O Byron CUSD #226 Evaluation Plan O O ISBE Non-Regulatory Guidance on PERA & SB 7


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