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LEON COUNTY SCHOOLS Beginning Teacher Programs 2008-2009 For TEC Reps September 3, 2008 (Revised 8/4/08)

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1 LEON COUNTY SCHOOLS Beginning Teacher Programs For TEC Reps September 3, 2008 (Revised 8/4/08)

2 Florida Statute/State Board Rule School districts will document the demonstration of … 12 Educator Accomplished Practices. … 16 teaching competencies FS (2) Teacher quality 6A (2) (b) Approval of Educator Preparation Programs

3 State Board Rules 6A The Educator Accomplished Practices (To be demonstrated by the first-year teacher at the preprofessional level.) 1.Assessment. 2.Communication. 3.Continuous Improvement. 4.Critical Thinking. 5.Diversity. 6.Ethics. 7.Human Development and Learning. 8.Knowledge of Subject Matter. 9.Learning Environments. 10.Planning. 11.Role of the Teacher. 12.Technology.

4 Teacher Competencies The teacher will be able to --Write and speak in a logical, understandable style... --Read, comprehend and interpret text… --Compute, think logically, and solve problems. Measured by passing scores on all four sections of the General Knowledge Test– math, reading, English language, and essay (State lawGK must be passed within one year of hire date to continue teaching).

5 Teacher Competencies (continued) Reading/math strategies Child development/ESE ESOL awareness/strat. Technology Differentiated instruction Crisis intervention (violence) Substance abuse prevention FS Teacher Quality (2007) Child abuse reporting Positive classroom environment Promoting parent involvement/ collaborative relationships with students families (2) Diagnosis/assessment/ progress monitoring

6 BT Super Heroes Wanted

7 Four BT Programs Professional Education Competence (PEC) Program. Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). College of Education (COE) Program. Lively Tech DEC Program. New this year!

8 LCS State-Approved Teacher Evaluation System Performance Feedback Utilization Chart WHOWHICH FORMWHEN Beginning teachers new to the district. --1 st Teacher Assessment- Part A --2 nd Teacher Assessment-Part A + Teacher Assessment-Part B -- PEC Portfolio Within 45 days of hire. Within 90 days of hire. Within 180 days of hire. LCS Performance Feedback Process 7/21/05 page 11

9 LCS Teacher Contract Article XIII Employee Evaluation B. …Beginning teacher observations shall follow the process described in the Professional Education Competence Plan.

10 Documenting Demonstration of Competencies College of Education (COE) Individual Professional Development Plan page 1. Three (3) Teacher Assessment-Part A observations --2 by BT Program Mentor. NEW! -- 1 by BT Administrator. Two (2) Teacher Assessment-Part B conferences --1 by BT Program Mentor by BT Administrator. Three (3) Subject-Area Mentor Classroom Observ. [formerly OPE] NEW!

11 Documenting Demonstration of Competencies for PEC/TPP/DEC Programs Individual Professional Development Plan page 1 Four (4) Teacher Assessment-Part A observations --2 by BT Program Mentor. NEW! -- 2 by BT Administrator. Two (2) Teacher Assessment-Part B conferences --1 by BT Program Mentor by BT Administrator. Three (3) Subject-Area Mentor Classroom Observations [formerly OPE]

12 Beginning Teacher Programs Mission Statement for

13 The Beginning Teacher Programs are part of Leon County Schools systematic approach to cultivating and retaining highly qualified teachers. To that end, program staff are charged with providing specified professional development opportunities, along with district and school-based support, needed for successful completion of a beginning teacher program. Mission Statement

14 BT Program Requirements Florida DOE-required Tests COE/TPP… 3 tests (usually completed prior to entering program). PEC…. 3 tests (GK has 4 sections) DEC … No tests required. Competency-based seminars … Effective Classroom Management (off campus). Reading Strategies and Technology Training (school-based). Professional Ethicson-line course through PAEC (for all BTs). NEW! FOCS Group (competency training in cohort groups off campus)

15 BT Program Requirements (continued) Independent Written Assignments (on 3 competencies) Portfolio Submission (PEC only) (Documentation of demonstration of competencies required by State law.) COE/TPP/DEC submit required documents to BT Program Mentor for review and approval. NEW!

16 For More Program Details On-line registration Thank you, Daisy!!!

17 Click on menu link to Beginning Teacher Programs Heres what youll see… Beginning Teacher Programs and Support General Information Mission Statement/Program Objectives Florida Educator Competencies Frequently Asked Questions and more!

18 Beginning Teacher SUPPORT SYSTEM School Support Team BT Mentor, BT Administrator, Subject-Area Mentor for all BTs. NEW! FOCS Group Leaders Veteran teachers meeting with BT cohort groups. Classroom Management Facilitators Available for support even after the seminar ends. MOM Mentors (optional) Retired teachers and administrators mentoring in the classroom. Test Coach to encourage registering for tests. Tutors to Prep for DOE-Tests

19 New Teachers Today Highly Qualified for Our Future Beginning Teacher Programs Staff Development Department Leon County Schools Leon County Schools does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, or disability.

20 If you have questions about this years BT Programs-- Please contact Carol Allen or Daisy Armistead in the Staff Development Department


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