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1 Developing Principals One State’s Initiative Dr. Sharon Brittingham RTTT Project Director, Development Coaches Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware

2 Presenters Dr. Jackie O. Wilson Dr. Sharon Brittingham 2000 Lt. Governor’s Award for Innovative School 2001 USDOE Blue Ribbon School 2002 DE National Distinguished Elementary Principal (NAESP) Executive Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership 2002 USDOE Blue Ribbon School 2003 DE National Distinguished Elementary Principal (NAESP) 2004 ED Trust Dispelling the Myth School Project Director, RTTT Development Coaches/DPAS II Training

3 Theory of Action School leadership is a highly challenging, complex and knowledge-based professional career. School leaders need sophisticated knowledge and skills to be effective in improving schools and increasing student achievement. School leaders develop sophisticated knowledge and skills when provided with appropriate highly quality professional learning experiences, specific interventions and follow up support. School Leadership has a powerful effect on school improvement and student achievement. Highly challenging, complex and knowledge-based professional career. School leaders need sophisticated knowledge and skills to be effective High Quality Learning Experiences Interventions and Support Student Achievement

4 Beliefs about Leadership Agree or Disagree 1.The school is only as good as its weakest link. 2. Developing the staff is the greatest way to improve student achievement.

5 Measuring Educator Effectiveness Delaware Academy for School Leadership

6 Delaware Performance Appraisal System SB 260 (2001) was the lever for Phase 1 of statewide reform Appointment of Professional Standards Board responsible for developing regulations in collaboration with DOE in the following areas: – Licensure & Certification – Educator Standards – DOE Approval of University Preparation Programs – Revising DE’s Performance Appraisal System – Professional Development aligned to educator standards – Mentoring support for teachers and principals Delaware Academy for School Leadership

7 Revising Delaware’s Performance Appraisal System Delaware Academy for School Leadership

8 Administrators Teachers & Specialists Assistant Principal/Principal School Leader 1School Leader 2 TeachersSpecialists

9 Professional Standards Board & DOE CommitteesRegulations Delaware Academy for School Leadership Process

10 Performance Appraisal Standards Recruitment & Hiring DEEDSData Management Professional Development Career Continuum Licensure & Certification University Preparation Program Redesign

11 Measuring Performance STANDARDS Recruitment, Licensure, Hiring Coaching Retention Performance Evaluation Pre-Service Preparation University Preparation Programs Professional Development for Licensure Renewal Feedback

12 Phase 1 ( ) Work Groups Develop Appraisal Systems PSB Develops Regulations PSB Approval of Regulations State Board Approval of Regulations Phase 2 ( ) Operationalize Regulations Pilot Sites Determined Training Pilot & Evaluation Revisions Phased Training Statewide Implementation Phase 3 ( ) RTTT –new regulations Advisory Committees revise regulations Phase in changes over four years Work Groups Training, training & training Delaware Academy for School Leadership

13 Delaware Performance Evaluation System for Teachers & Specialists Based on Danielson's Frameworks Twenty plus years as the framework for the statewide evaluation system of Delaware

14 DPAS II Framework – 5 Components 1.Planning and Preparation 2.Classroom Environment 3.Instruction 4.Professional Responsibilities 5.Student Achievement Delaware Academy for School Leadership

15 Criteria Listed under each Component 1a. Selecting Instructional Goals Criterion 1a. Performance: Unsatisfactory Basic Proficient Distinguished Not Observed

16 Ratings Teachers are rated for every Component and Criteria. Feedback: Recommendation Expectation Commendation Improvement Plan

17 Results: Increase in Number of Expectations and Improvement Plans 97% of Teachers who were placed on an Improvement Plan improved. 98% of Teachers who were given Expectations met those Expectations. Those who did not complete their Improvement Plans retired, left the profession, or transferred to another district.

18 Rubrics

19 Current DPAS II Key Points Evaluators have to be credentialed by completing DPAS II e- Learning Modules. DPAS formative and summative evaluations are audited by the Department of Education monthly for completion. Delaware Academy for School Leadership

20 Development Coach Project 7 coaches throughout the State 63 participating schools representing 18 Delaware School Districts and five charters Supported over 140 principals, 400 assistant principals, and district expert evaluators Reviewed and provided feedback on over 2000 formative and summative evaluation reports for school administrators Participated in 100’s of pre/ post conferences, observations and walkthroughs with school administrators.

21 DPAS II Modules Presented Understanding the Frameworks (Danielson) Writing Expectations and Improvement Plans Observing Specialists Goal Setting (Component 5) Conferencing – Pre and Post Conducting Difficult Conversations Calibrating Observations Delaware Academy for School Leadership

22 Supports for Principals New Leader (Boot Camp) –Three day Training on the Teacher and Specialist Evaluation System -Provided three different times (August, December & February) Process Procedures Practice All newly hired administrators are encouraged to attend by DOE and their districts. Delaware Academy for School Leadership

23 Development Coaches Are the experts in DPAS II Provide DPAS II training Support “deeper and richer” conversations about instruction Increase the level and degree of accountability

24 Development Coaches Work three hours a week with Principal and or the Administrative Team. Provide support for the implementation of the revised DPAS process. Collaborate with District Office to calibrate formatives, provide professional development, and determine training needs. Support the principal as the instructional leader of the school and in non DPAS related areas. Provide additional instructional resources for teacher development. https://sites.google.com/a/udel.edu/fred/

25 Principal Role in Project Debrief with Development Coach weekly Learn to prioritize formative observations Work with the Development Coach to enhance their knowledge and skills in the DPAS process. Learn to use data from PLCs and Component V to help individual teachers work toward instructional growth.

26 Implications What gets monitored, gets done. Schools, districts and DOE need to monitor the process and content of any evaluation system. Districts must have a clearly defined procedure for monitoring DPAS and provide resources and supports. School leaders need supports and resources. Delaware Academy for School Leadership

27 Coming Attractions in Nashville Learn about the day to day life of a Development Coach Participate in calibration activities Learn how to have difficult conversations

28 Questions

29 Contact Information Sharon Brittingham Jackie Wilson


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