Presentation on theme: "Framework for Teaching Proficiency System (FFTPS)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Framework for Teaching Proficiency System (FFTPS) At Teachscape we believe great teachers create inspired learners. Great teachers are made not born and Teachscape partners with educators to help every teacher be great.
2 Agenda Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to passUsing the system check tool to assess IT requirementsCustomer support: what to do when you need help
3 Our Mission“Help all educators maximize effectiveness, enabling them to inspire inspiration in every learner.”Our mission is to help every educator maximize their effectiveness enabling them to inspire inspiration in every learner.
4 Improving Teaching Effectiveness Founded: 1999 Based in San Francisco, CA Observation Tools: Innovative and flexible Learning Content: Engaging and authentic Professional Services: Adaptive and comprehensive
5 Long Term Partner for Teaching Effectiveness 1999Teachscape founded2001Carnegie Corporationselects Teachscape and Stanford to developEnglish language learning resources for teachers2006Teachscape partnerswith McREL to develop online professionaldevelopment modules2009Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation selectsTeachscape for Measuresof Effective Teachingproject2011Teachscape partnerswith ETS and Charlotte Danielson to develop first online proficiency test for classroom observers2000American Federationof Teachers andTeachscape develop New Teacher Support Series2004Teachscape launches the industry’s first classroom walkthrough software, implemented statewidein Florida and Arkansas2007Teachscape launches its first online master’s degree program for K-12 educators2010Teachscape launchesReflect 360-degreeobservation andevaluation systemBig messages of this slide:Teachscape has been around and focused on improving teaching effectiveness for a long timeOur first efforts focused on bridging the gap between research and practice: Teachscape was the first to develop a digital library of video-rich learning modules in partnership with leading education researchers such as Stanford, McREL and the AFT.Teachscape also pioneered the use of technology to support the classroom walkthrough process launching the nation’s first handheld walkthrough system in 2004.In recent history we have continued to be at the leading edge of improving teaching effectiveness and have expanded our solutions for classroom observation through our work on the MET Project and with Charlotte Danielson
6 Teachscape’s offerings to support teaching effectiveness WalkReflectFrameworkfor TeachingProficiencySystemProfessionalLearningSuiteDevelopmentandCoachingOnlineHigherEducationProgramsTeachscapeReflectImproveKnowledgeand SkillsObservationand Evaluationof TeachingTeachscape partners to provide tools, content and services that support both parts of the continuous improvement cycle.How do you assess and measure teaching effectiveness? By looking at it! To support the effective and efficient assessment and measurement of teaching effectiveness, Teachscape provides a family of observation tools and training resources for observers to ensure that classroom observations of teaching are of the highest quality, reliability and validity.To help teacher improve their craft, Teachscape provides a range of services and learning content that helps teacher improve their knowledge and skills with both instructional pedagogy and subject-area content knowledge.This is our family of products.
7 Family of Observation Tools Teachscape WalkQuick classroom visitsHandheld devicesFormative monitoring of teacher practicesReflect LiveIn-class observation and scoringCollect and score artifacts, evidence, and documentsReporting and observation management toolsReflect VideoVideo-based observation and scoringCollect and score artifacts, evidence, and documentsReporting and observation management toolsCapture and share local best practicesOur family of observation tools includes:Teachscape Walk – software on hand held devices for quick classroom walkthroughs for formative assessment and instructional planning purposesTeachscape Reflect Live – a complete observation management and reporting system that combines observation scheduling, live observation, document/artifact management and reporting.Teachscape Reflect Video – Platform for storing and sharing videos from any source. Includes commenting and scoring tools to support PLCs and teacher evaluation
8 Framework for Teaching Proficiency System “The Framework for Teaching Proficiency System is a vital element of any fair and equitable approach to teacher evaluation. It provides assurance that when the Framework for Teaching is used for evaluation, it’s done with integrity and fidelity.”-Charlotte Danielson
9 Professional Learning Suite PLS is easy to use and navigate. Teacher friendly.
10 We Partner with The Best Thought LeadersContent DevelopmentTeacher Effectiveness SystemsAssociationsAccreditationR & D
11 Improving Teaching Effectiveness Nationwide NYS Teacher Evaluation ProviderDetroitSchool ImprovementOSPIPartnershipfor District ImprovementChicagoTitle I& Title IIMemphisCitySchoolsDenverPublic SchoolsDeKalb County Learning PortalLAUSD CWTfor Language MasterySchoolsClient Stories:Washington state department of education (OSPI): provided comprehensive services and tools to 88 schools in the lowest performing districts in the state. Services included institutes (HYS, ELL, Math, CWT) and coaching, combined with the Professional Learning Suite and Teachscape Walk software.LAUSD: CWT institute and software in 40+ AEMP (pronounced “amp”) schools. AEMP = Academic English Master Program schools = schools with very high ELL and English Language Developing (ELD) population. Schoolwide focus on culturally competency and culturally relevant instruction. Customized standard look-fors to create custom AEMP Look fors that include cultural competence look fors.Denver Public Schools: Uses our professional learning suite resources district wide to provide high quality on-demand professional development. They particularly like our ELL resources.Texas: We provide online learning resources for over 600 early childhood programs across the state. Our early childhood online learning resources, developed with the Children’s Learning Institute at UT, Houston, are part of the statewide Texas School Ready! program to promote high quality pre-school statewide.Escambia County Schools: Uses Teachscape Reflect video to support new teacher (self-reflection and as a tool for new teacher mentors). Also has purchased the Danielson Proficiency System.DeKalb County Schools: Uses professional learning suite district wide. Have use the custom publishing tools extensively to build and offer their own courses.Memphis City Schools: Uses professional learning suite and CWT/Walk district wide. Is also a MET district and has experience with the Reflect Video prototype.Chicago Public Schools: Provide city-wide Title I and Title II professional development for nonpublic schools. Customize services (coaching, institutes) and PLS & Walk software delivered to over 80 schools.Detroit Public Schools: Comprehensive school improvement work. Some schools funded through the School Improvement Grants (using Turnaround or Transformation model). Others are Title I-funded.New York State: Teachscape and our partner Charlotte Danielson are approved by the state department of education as an approved provider of teacher practice rubrics for evaluation. Teachscape is the exclusive source for Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition)How Teachers, Coaches and Principals use Teachscape software toolsDiagnose common professional learning needs based on classroom observationGroup teachers into online study groups for professional learningStudy research-based teaching practicesDiscuss their challenges with colleagues and receive coaching and mentoring from expertsGet feedback based on observational data from their coach or principalComplete graduate courses or Masters degrees to deepen their understanding of effective teachingEvaluate teacher performance through classroom observationsTexasStatewide Early ChildhoodEscambia Schools Teaching Effectiveness
12 Agenda Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to passUsing the system check tool to assess IT requirementsCustomer support: what to do when you need help
13 A Complete Solution for High Quality Observations Framework for Teaching Observer TrainingIncrease the reliability and accuracy of observersDeepen observer knowledge of the Components and performance levels in the Framework for TeachingPromote bias awarenessFramework for Teaching Scoring PracticeProvide observers with opportunities to practice before live observationsDeliver feedback to observers including answer key and evidence rationaleFramework for Teaching Proficiency AssessmentTrain observers to deliver valid, reliable judgments based teaching evidenceIncrease defensibility of the district’s evaluation system
14 FFTPS: Home Page Training Scoring practice Proficiency assessment System check tool
15 Observer Training: Overview ~20 hours of training contentSelf pacedTotal training time can be faster or longer11 online learning modules for observersOrientation to observer trainingMinimizing bias9 modules on Framework for TeachingOverviewFramework for Teaching Components in Domain 2 and Domain 3 detailed rater training on each component and performance levelOver 100+ master scored videos
20 Scoring Practice: description Provide opportunities for observers to practiceIdentifying and recording instructional evidenceAligning the evidence to a specific component of the Framework for TeachingScoring classroom practice based on the evidenceReceiving feedback on the score versus expert-assigned rubric and rationalePractice videos based on grade span user sets at registrationUsers can be set up to view videos for five different grade spans: K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12Practice videos available to user based on assigned grade spanScoring practice provides extended practice opportunities using additional master scored videos.
23 Proficiency assessment: overview Two stages. Recommend time to take each stage ~3-3.5 hrsStage 1: multiple choice questions and videos. Stage 2: videos2 chances to pass each stage of assessmentMust pass stage 1 before moving to stage 2Users typically only attempt one assessment (e.g., stage 1 or stage 2) in a day so they typically complete the assessment over multiple daysUser must complete assessment in one session of maximum length of 6 hoursThey can pause videos if they need to take a short break (e.g., restroom)If the computer is idle for 60 minutes or the user logs out, they will fail the attemptDetailed instructions are provided prior to each assessment attemptUsers must contact Teachscape support if they face technical issues during the assessmentTotal (stage 1 + stage 2) assessment timeBest case: pass both stages on first attempt = ~6 hoursLongest: take 2 attempts to pass each stage = ~12 hoursAssessment videos based on the grade span assigned to user (e.g., K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12)The Proficiency Test is the only test for classroom observers available on the market. Developed in partnership with ETS as a scientifically sound and psychometrically valid methodology for certifying observers, the Proficiency Test accurately and reliably evaluates teaching practice using the Framework for Teaching.Each test will include video examples from the following subjects:ELA, Math, ScienceORELA, Math, Social Studies
24 Keys to passing the proficiency assessment Conduct a system check every time you use the FFTPSContact IT department if you fail system checkWired internet connection better than wirelessSpend enough time trainingWe recommend~ 20 hours of trainingTrain even if you have previous FFT knowledgeThe training content supports latest version of FFT and is aligned with the assessmentSeveral users who considered themselves FFT experts and took the assessment without training failed on their first attempt. Once they trained they then passed.Practice scoring early and oftenRecommend 2+ hours of practice (e.g., score the entire set of practice videos 2-3 times)Allocate enough time to take the testsEach tests will take ~3-4 hours. Make sure your schedule is clear and avoid interruptionsStudy hard but be confident!Hundreds have trained and passedIf you study hard you will be prepared
25 Agenda Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to passUsing the system check tool to assess IT requirementsCustomer support: what to do when you need help
26 Overview of system requirements FFTPS training, practice, and proficiency assessment rely heavily on videos. Users systems must be optimized to view videos.Network accessLocal district IT administrator will need to update network settings to allow users to access Teachscape related websites from their school computers and school networkInternet connectivityRecommend 2Mbps download speed but can support 1-2MbpsHighly recommend using a wired connection while taking the proficiency assessment to ensure a consistent connectionUsers need to avoid peak network usage times at school when average bandwidth may drop below minimum requirementsHardware and softwareCan use PCs or Macs that meet minimum requirements for hardware, software, and monitor resolutionUsers should not use tablet devices (e.g., iPad) with FFTPSWhere to find detailsHelp section within the FFTPS provides detailed IT requirementsUse system check tool to determine if you meet IT requirements
27 System Check tool: the user’s and IT staff’s best friend Where to access the “System Check” tool from home page
29 Agenda Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to passUsing the system check tool to assess IT requirementsCustomer support: what to do when you need help
30 3 Keys to a successful user experience 1. Users should run the “System Check” every time they use FFTPSUsers that do not meet system requirements represent 90-95% of all customer support inquiries. System check helps users address issues before they start using FFTPS2. Users should contact and work with local IT to resolve any issues identified in a “System Check” or with network accessFixing any local hardware, software, connectivity, or network access issues almost always require local IT support3. Users should contact Teachscape customer support if they run into problems during a proficiency assessmentIf users are in the middle of an assessment and experience a system problem, they need urgent support especially if the problem prevents them from completing the assessmentTeachscape support:
31 Additional support resources available to users