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2 Agenda 2 Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements Customer support: what to do when you need help

3 Our Mission 3 “Help all educators maximize effectiveness, enabling them to inspire inspiration in every learner.”

4 Founded: 1999 Based in San Francisco, CA Observation Tools: Innovative and flexible Learning Content: Engaging and authentic Professional Services: Adaptive and comprehensive Improving Teaching Effectiveness 4

5 Long Term Partner for Teaching Effectiveness Teachscape founded 2001 Carnegie Corporation selects Teachscape and Stanford to develop English language learning resources for teachers 2006 Teachscape partners with McREL to develop online professional development modules 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation selects Teachscape for Measures of Effective Teaching project 2011 Teachscape partners with ETS and Charlotte Danielson to develop first online proficiency test for classroom observers 2000 American Federation of Teachers and Teachscape develop New Teacher Support Series 2004 Teachscape launches the industry’s first classroom walkthrough software, implemented statewide in Florida and Arkansas 2007 Teachscape launches its first online master’s degree program for K-12 educators 2010 Teachscape launches Reflect 360-degree observation and evaluation system

6 Teachscape’s offerings to support teaching effectiveness 6

7 Family of Observation Tools 7 Teachscape Walk Quick classroom visits Handheld devices Formative monitoring of teacher practices Reflect Live In-class observation and scoring Collect and score artifacts, evidence, and documents Reporting and observation management tools Reflect Video Video-based observation and scoring Collect and score artifacts, evidence, and documents Reporting and observation management tools Capture and share local best practices

8 Framework for Teaching Proficiency System 8 “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 9 Professional Learning Suite

10 Thought Leaders We Partner with The Best 10 Content DevelopmentTeacher Effectiveness Systems Associations Accreditation R & D

11 Improving Teaching Effectiveness Nationwide 11 OSPI Partnership for District Improvement LAUSD CWT for Language Mastery Schools Denver Public Schools Texas Statewide Early Childhood Memphis City Schools DeKalb County Learning Portal Detroit School Improvement NYS Teacher Evaluation Provider Escambia Schools Teaching Effectiveness Chicago Title I & Title II

12 Agenda 12 Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements Customer support: what to do when you need help

13 A Complete Solution for High Quality Observations 13 Framework for Teaching Observer Training Increase the reliability and accuracy of observers Deepen observer knowledge of the Components and performance levels in the Framework for Teaching Promote bias awareness Framework for Teaching Scoring Practice Provide observers with opportunities to practice before live observations Deliver feedback to observers including answer key and evidence rationale Framework for Teaching Proficiency Assessment Train observers to deliver valid, reliable judgments based teaching evidence Increase defensibility of the district’s evaluation system

14 FFTPS: Home Page 14 Training Scoring practice Proficiency assessment System check tool

15 15 Observer Training: Overview ~20 hours of training content o Self paced o Total training time can be faster or longer 11 online learning modules for observers o Orientation to observer training o Minimizing bias o 9 modules on Framework for Teaching o Overview o Framework for Teaching Components in Domain 2 and Domain 3 detailed rater training on each component and performance level Over 100+ master scored videos

16 Observer training: home page 16

17 Observer training: overview page 17

18 Observer training: master scored videos 18

19 Observer training: exercise example 19

20 Scoring Practice: description 20 Provide opportunities for observers to practice o Identifying and recording instructional evidence o Aligning the evidence to a specific component of the Framework for Teaching o Scoring classroom practice based on the evidence o Receiving feedback on the score versus expert-assigned rubric and rationale Practice videos based on grade span user sets at registration o Users can be set up to view videos for five different grade spans: K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12 o Practice videos available to user based on assigned grade span

21 Scoring practice: evidence and scoring page 21

22 Scoring practice: feedback page 22

23 Proficiency assessment: overview Two stages. Recommend time to take each stage ~3-3.5 hrs o Stage 1: multiple choice questions and videos. Stage 2: videos o 2 chances to pass each stage of assessment Must pass stage 1 before moving to stage 2 Users typically only attempt one assessment (e.g., stage 1 or stage 2) in a day so they typically complete the assessment over multiple days User must complete assessment in one session of maximum length of 6 hours o They can pause videos if they need to take a short break (e.g., restroom) o If the computer is idle for 60 minutes or the user logs out, they will fail the attempt o Detailed instructions are provided prior to each assessment attempt o Users must contact Teachscape support if they face technical issues during the assessment Total (stage 1 + stage 2) assessment time o Best case: pass both stages on first attempt = ~6 hours o Longest: take 2 attempts to pass each stage = ~12 hours Assessment videos based on the grade span assigned to user (e.g., K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12)

24 Keys to passing the proficiency assessment 24 1.Conduct a system check every time you use the FFTPS Contact IT department if you fail system check Wired internet connection better than wireless 2.Spend enough time training We recommend~ 20 hours of training Train even if you have previous FFT knowledge  The training content supports latest version of FFT and is aligned with the assessment  Several users who considered themselves FFT experts and took the assessment without training failed on their first attempt. Once they trained they then passed. 3.Practice scoring early and often Recommend 2+ hours of practice (e.g., score the entire set of practice videos 2-3 times) 4.Allocate enough time to take the tests Each tests will take ~3-4 hours. Make sure your schedule is clear and avoid interruptions 5.Study hard but be confident! Hundreds have trained and passed If you study hard you will be prepared

25 Agenda 25 Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements Customer support: what to do when you need help

26 Overview of system requirements 26 Network access Local district IT administrator will need to update network settings to allow users to access Teachscape related websites from their school computers and school network Internet connectivity Recommend 2Mbps download speed but can support 1-2Mbps Highly recommend using a wired connection while taking the proficiency assessment to ensure a consistent connection Users need to avoid peak network usage times at school when average bandwidth may drop below minimum requirements Hardware and software Can use PCs or Macs that meet minimum requirements for hardware, software, and monitor resolution Users should not use tablet devices (e.g., iPad) with FFTPS Where to find details Help section within the FFTPS provides detailed IT requirements Use system check tool to determine if you meet IT requirements FFTPS training, practice, and proficiency assessment rely heavily on videos. Users systems must be optimized to view videos.

27 System Check tool: the user’s and IT staff’s best friend 27 Where to access the “System Check” tool from home page

28 System check: determine if you meet IT requirements 28 In seconds, automatically detects if user meets system requirements for o Hardware o Browser o Monitor o JavaScript, Cookies, Pop Ups Allows user to check if internet connection meets requirements (“speedtest.net”) Allows user to watch a video and listen to audio as a final system test

29 Agenda 29 Teachscape introduction Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements Customer support: what to do when you need help

30 3 Keys to a successful user experience 30 1.Users should run the “System Check” every time they use FFTPS Users that do not meet system requirements represent 90-95% of all customer support inquiries. System check helps users address issues before they start using FFTPS 2.Users should contact and work with local IT to resolve any issues identified in a “System Check” or with network access 3.Users should contact Teachscape customer support if they run into problems during a proficiency assessment Fixing any local hardware, software, connectivity, or network access issues almost always require local IT support If 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 assessment Teachscape support:

31 Additional support resources available to users 31

32 THANK YOU


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