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1 DATE District Awards for Teacher Excellence

2 D.A.T.E. Committee Members Voting Members (19 Members): 3 District Improvement Committee (DIC) Members - Heather Ashley, DIC Chairperson - Sharon DeBerry, DIC Member / Community Member (Appointed by the DIC Chair) - Cooper Hilton, Hanes Teacher / DATE Committee Co-Chairperson - Kenneth Austin, Academy of Teacher / DATE Committee Co-Chairperson 12 Classroom Teachers (Nominated by Campus Improvement Committees and Appointed by DIC Chair) - Janet Newton, Clifton Early Childhood Teacher - Oliver Mujica, Keyes 4th Grade Bilingual Teacher - Ernesto Gonzalez, Townsell Teacher - Brenda Whittington, Crockett English Teacher - Todd Ketcham, de Zavala Science Teacher - Deborah Ryan, Travis Social Studies Teacher - Wendye Franco, Brown Teacher - Helen Bradley, Nimitz HS Social Studies Teacher - Lesley Carney, Britain ITS Teacher - Pam Endicott, Wheeler 2nd Grade Teacher 4 Campus Principals (Nominated by Campus Improvement Committees and Appointed by the DIC Chair) - Myrna Baker, Kinkeade Early Childhood Principal - Yanira Oliveras, Good Elementary Principal - Rocci Malone, Lamar Middle School Principal - Toni Goodman, Irving High School Assistant Principal

3 Non-Voting Members (7+ ): 3 Facilitators - Neil Dugger, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Administration - Cheryl Jennings, Division Director for Elementary T&L - Nickie Weaver, Program Director for Grant Services - Kay Overturf, Program Coordinator for Grant Services 4+ Resource Staff Members, as needed - Whit Johnstone, Planning, Evaluation, & Research Staff Member - Robyn Wolters, Personnel Department Staff Member - Dianna Hopper, Staff Development Staff Member - Sam Farsaii, Technology Staff Member Ex-Officio Member (2) Jack Singley, Superintendent of Schools Marie Morris, Assistant Superintendent for T&L IISD Board President, or Designee D.A.T.E. Committee Members

4 Educator Excellence Award Programs Governor’s Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG), Executive Order, RP51 Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG), Chapter 21, Subchapter N, § District Awards for Teacher Excellence (DATE), Chapter 21, Subchapter O, §

5 District Awards for Teacher Excellence Created by House Bill 1, Article IV 79 th Legislature, 3 rd Special Session, 2006 Irving ISD awarded $2,127,307

6 DATE Program Purpose To provide funding to support the establishment of district-wide goals and the implementation of a financial award system designed to: award teachers for positively impacting student achievement; target the district’s most in-need campuses to improve teacher quality; and create capacity and sustainability for improved instruction within the district.

7 An Understanding of DATE All districts are eligible to apply. Districts with TEEG campuses can also apply for DATE. This is a DISTRICT award. DISTRICTS make the decisions, not the TEA. The TEA will provide a few requirements, guidance and technical assistance in order for districts to create effective and successful plans.

8 DATE Program Rules and Requirements Districts must: submit a notice of intent to apply; participate in the required technical assistance activities as established by the Commissioner and published in the RFA; participate for at least two consecutive grant cycles, including budgeting for matching funds; complete target activities as described by the established timelines set forth in the program requirements in the RFA;

9 DATE Program Rules and Requirements Continued Districts must: develop a district award plan with goals to improve student academic improvement and/or growth; create an awards system consistent with district goals that address Target Campuses; establish performance measures consistent with district goals; and provide matching funds of no less than 15% in year one, 25% in year two, and 35% in year three (cash or in kind).

10 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 1 $1,426,138 or 67% of the total Elementary Teachers in Grades 3-5 Secondary Teachers in TAKS Subject Areas Part 2 $701,169 or 33% of the total Administrative Costs = <1% of total Special Campus Stipends = All Professionals* Recognized/Exemplary Campus Stipends = All Professionals* *Not including Administrators

11 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 1 - Eligible Employees: Employed by IISD Teaches academics minimum 4 hours per day Teacher of Record Definition: Responsible for planning and implementing instruction, and assigning grades Elementary: Grades 3, 4, 5 Secondary: Math, English, Reading, Science, Social Studies Employed no later than October 31, 2008, and remain employed through June 5, 2009

12 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 1 – Elementary Criteria 2009 TAKS Administration* October Subset Use “All Students” and “Economically Disadvantaged” 80% on Reading and 80% on Writing; and 80% on Math or 80% on Science All eligible Part 1 teachers will receive an equal share of Part 1 Funds (Minimum $1000) *TAKS results include the first administration of TAKS and TAKS- Accommodated in grades 3-11 in Spring 2009, except grades 3,5,8 in Reading and Grades 5 & 8 mathematics, in which cumulative results of the 1 st and 2 nd administration are included.

13 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 1 – Secondary Criteria 2009 TAKS Administration October Subset Use “All Students” and “Economically Disadvantaged Math & Science – Score 70% or Above Reading, Language Arts, and Writing – Score 90% or Above All eligible Part 1 teachers will receive an equal share of Part 1 Funds (Minimum $1000) *TAKS results include the first administration of TAKS and TAKS- Accommodated in grades 3-11 in Spring 2009, except grades 3,5,8 in Reading and Grades 5 & 8 mathematics, in which cumulative results of the 1 st and 2 nd administration are included.

14 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 1 – Secondary Criteria, continued Non-TAKS grade level teachers in math, English, reading, science, or social studies… In Grades 6-12 Must show evidence in their lesson plans of teaming with TAKS grade level teachers in order to incorporate appropriate TAKS objectives into their curriculum. Use Lesson Plan Documentation form and attach to final application.

15 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 2 - Eligible Employees: Employed by IISD no later than October 31, 2008, and remain employed through June 5, 2009 Fully certified professional staff member (Except Administrators) Must not have received an award under Part Eligible under Part 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 criteria

16 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 2.1 Criteria – Administrative Costs Approved voting member of the DATE Committee Attend 75% of DATE Committee meetings, trainings, or other approved functions Receive $500 stipend

17 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 2.2 Criteria – Special Campus Stipend Assigned to Wheeler Center or Secondary Reassignment Center IISD Accountability Rating must be “Recognized” or “Exemplary” Must mentor one or more students for a minimum of 9 Contact Units Receive $500 Stipend

18 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 2.3 Criteria – Recognized/Exemplary Stipend Assigned to an Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, or High School campus Assigned campus must have a rating of “Recognized” or “Exemplary” based on 2009 accountability system Must mentor one or more students for a minimum of 9 Contact Units, or if Early Childhood, option of mentoring parents Receive an equal share of 2.3 funds based on the number of qualifying professionals

19 Irving ISD DATE Plan Part 2 Definitions: Mentoring is defined… as an opportunity to work with one or more students (or parents if Early Childhood) providing academic assistance while developing a personal relationship of support and modeling All mentoring is to take place on an IISD campus Mentoring must be documented on the Student/Parent Mentoring Documentation form and attached to the DATE Application

20 Irving ISD DATE Plan Contact Unit is defined as … an uninterrupted block of 30 minutes beyond the regular instructional day with a maximum of 3 units per week “Beyond the Instructional Day” is intended to be…  When the professional is not assigned to a class or duty  When not specifically paid to work directly with students  And could be during a conference period, before/after school, or on a non-instructional day

21 Irving ISD DATE Plan Key Dates: October 1, 2008 through June 5, 2009 Work with students to achieve the academic achievement criteria of the DATE Plan and associated ratings Mentor students (and parents if Early Childhood) and document Incorporate appropriate TAKS objectives into curriculum (Secondary) and document

22 Irving ISD DATE Plan June 5, 2009 Present Mentoring and Lesson Plan documentation (on the proper forms) to your principal, and have them signed if complete September 1, 2009 Turn in DATE Application form if you think you have met the appropriate criteria, and attach Mentoring and Lesson Plan forms if appropriate September 25, 2009 First payout of DATE funds February 28, 2010 Final payout of DATE funds

23 Irving ISD DATE Plan Appeals If you disagree with the outcome of the individual application for DATE funds… Step One: Write a letter of appeal to the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Administration for a review by the DATE Technical Assistance Team Step Two: If not satisfied with the decision of the DATE Technical Assistance Team, file a grievance according to Board Policy DGBA Deadline for all appeals is December 31, 2009.

24 Irving ISD DATE Plan More questions ????????????? Contact the DATE Committee member representing your campus Go to IISD website for information: a question or comment to Watch for regular announcements, reminders, and updates


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