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1 Diane Borgmann Francine Clayton Glenna Lykens Jamie MacDougall

2  Frustration with previous system  Accountability for ourselves  Evidence of professional assessment and growth  Differentiation for teachers  Stimulation of professional conversation and expertise  Making it meaningful!

3  Enhance environment of professionalism  Develop in-house experts and resources  Nurture self-motivation and self- evaluation  Contract renewal

4  Relate directly to the school’s mission  Assist faculty in reaching their highest goals  Be a professional, supportive, motivational, and positive experience  Contribute to authentic self-study and individual professional growth  Enable division heads to be more involved and informed than the typical evaluation procedure permits  Contribute to necessary improvements in a valuable and respectful way

5 Important elements during the Focus Year:  Focus on 1 or 2 goals guided by the division head  Several planned and unplanned visits by the division head  2 colleague visits, one cross-divisional  Self-reflection form to be discussed by teacher and division head mid-year  Written summative report by and conference with division head

6  Has positive energy  Is supportive  Has good rapport with students  Is attentive  Is genuine  Takes time with each student for individual interaction  Values students as people  Values interests of kids  Allows students to “raise the bar”  Enables students to meet expectations through caring

7  Is accessible  Is passionate  Is ethical and fair*  Has a sense of humor  Is patient  Is creative  Is accepting of risks  Views mistakes as learning opportunities  Is kind  Has “heart” for EACH student  Is non-threatening  Is approachable

8  Supports subject being taught  Has many available resources  Is not distracting  Supports Bloom’s Taxonomy  Supports a variety of learning styles  Allows choice in materials and activities  Includes a personal touch  Contains reinforcing material

9  Knows how to meet student needs  Is creative with lessons  Teaches to the top  Is organized  Is flexible*  Is clear and consistent  Understands and implements good uses of extensions and choice  Has good communication skills

10  Is knowledgeable about topics and subjects*  Is able to say, “I don’t know. I’ll find out.”  Is able to instruct at a student’s level  Has high expectations*  Encourages students to apply knowledge  Teaches to the top to get students to stretch and take risks  Knows students well enough to create “best” method of delivery

11  Uses/teaches students to use metacognition in learning (Why? How? Think again.)  Understands and implements best methods for gifted students; uses differentiation  Uses a variety of methods  Allows student choice

12  Is life-long, self-reflective learner*  Is willing to share ideas with colleagues  Has combination of passion and knowledge*  Challenges students appropriately  Has relationships with students, knows them  Has endurance  Finds and uses additional resources  Respects students, colleagues, parents

13  Is flexible  Has good communication skills  Has skills to deal with parents*  Is able to facilitate change  Deals professionally with others  Is an advocate for the child

14 Important elements during the Professional Choice Year:  Choice of professional area for concentrated study, with 1 or 2 related goals (examples: specific teaching strategies; bibliography for a specific topic; assessment; character education; twice-exceptional students; motivation; rewards; technology)  At least 1 visit by division head  Mid-year conference with division head  Completion of Independent Study Form, citing references and experiences  Summative conference with division head

15  2e: Sharing of ideas and strategies  Autism: Sharing of materials and resources  NYC/Harlem Renaissance Unit Development: Working with 7 th grade team  Screen Time: What is developmentally appropriate?  Story dictation  iPad Pilot in Science: Chemistry and Physics tools for data collection and analysis  Teaching Reading: Readers’ Workshop  Bringing Johnny Tremain to Life  Guided Math

16 Important elements during the Application Year:  Written action plan (learning, strategies, assessment, revisions) relative to work during the Professional Choice Year  Sharing with other faculty  At least one planned and one unplanned visit by division head  Mid-year conference with division head  Written end-of-year progress report, summative conference with division head

17 Year 1: Focus Year 2: Focus Year 3: Focus Year 4: Professional Choice Year 5: Application Year 6: Focus Year 7: Professional Choice Year 8: Application Year 9: Focus Year 10: Professional Choice

18 Year 11: Application Year 12: Professional Choice Year 13: Application Year 14: Focus Year 15: Professional Choice Year 16: Application Year 17: Professional Choice Year 18: Professional Choice Year 19: Application Year 20: Focus Year 21+: tbd by division head and teacher

19  Extreme examples: violence, drugs, sexual misconduct, alcohol, racism, any illegal activity  Sarcasm and ridicule  Disrespect for students, colleagues, or parents  Neglect of assigned duties  Practice or tolerance of profanity, sexual innuendo, gender bias, off-color jokes or comments, racial or religious insults or discrimination  Dishonesty  Concealment or denial of mistakes  Resistance to correction  Undermining colleagues, students, parents; fostering unrest  Unprofessional conduct  Retaliation toward a student because of a parent criticism or question

20  Staggering faculty so all are not in the same stage at the same time  Scheduling sharing time  Providing institutional support  Providing division head support  Ensuring accountability through division head guidance  Connecting with resources

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