Additional Teacher Training Funding

The TPEP Steering Committee has directed OSPI to reallocate remaining Teacher Training Funding to districts that can document need, an approved TPEP Teacher Training plan, and capacity to spend by June 30.

Please complete this survey by Friday May 29, 2015 if your district would like to be considered as these funds are reallocated.   

  • You will be asked to attest that your district has already spent its allocation OR has approved plans in place to spend the remainder before June 30, 2015.
  • You will be asked to provide details (e.g. description, cost) about your Teacher Training events/activiities. 
  • Additional proposed activities must fall within the guidelines of the “allowable expenses” and “possible scenarios” outlined in iGrant 664.

    If you have specific questions pertaining to the reallocation of TTF funds, email Jeanne Harmon at Jeanne.Harmon@k12wa.us.

    Invoices must be submitted through iGrants by May 19th for all TPEP teacher training activities completed between August 2014 and April 2015. Invoicing for the current allocation will signal the need for additional funds. 

    Teacher Training Funding requests and fiscal status will be reviewed June 1st via iGrants. Districts intending to demonstrate capacity to benefit from this reallocation of funds must have page 4 of their iGrant 664 application (the current  plan) approved by May 30. The announcement of reallocation will occur on June 2nd. Budget revisions in iGrants will be available by the end of that week. 

  • 2015-16 TPEP Training Dates

    Th 2015-2016 TPEP Training dates are now posted. You can find a sortable list at http://tpep-wa.org/trainingpd/find-a-training/. You are also able to download a printable PDF version from that same page.

    Marzano Leadership Framework – Stage 1 Training

    Attention, Marzano Leadership Framework districts!

    All evaluators of principals and assistant principals are required by RCW 28A.405.120 to have training in evaluation procedures.
    Stage 1 (two day introduction to the framework) occurs prior to the start of the evaluation cycle. Stage 2 consists of a day in the mid-year and another day in the spring.

    This year, OSPI and LSI will offer one free opportunity to participate in this training in partnership with the Yelm School District, near Olympia.
    Stage 1 will be held June 16-17 (7:30 am – 3:30pm). The instructor is David Peterson, former Superintendent at North Mason, a TPEP pilot district.
    Evaluators who have not previously attended should plan to do so, and districts intending to hire evaluators of principals for next year are encouraged to identify then early enough to participate as well.

    Stage 2 dates will be decided among the participants in Day 1.

    Register with Brandi Campisano at LSI: Brandi Campisano (bcampisano@learningsciences.com)

    Marzano Leadership Framework – Stage 1 training
    Yelm School District, June 16-17, 2015

    Updated TPEP Module

    The Creating Coherence Professional Development Module has been updated to go beyond just CCSS to include College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). The revised module is available at http://tpep-wa.org/trainingpd/tpep-training-modules/creating-coherence-module/.

    TPEP Best Practices Colloquium

    CSTP is hosting TPEP Best Practices Colloquium and now inviting district TPEP teams to register for and attend the eastside meeting. The Colloquium is a full-day event and will feature either presenting districts that will talk about their implementation and best practices of the teacher evaluation system. The colloquium is also designed to facilitate discussion across and within districts as you learn about other district’s best practices and share your experiences. Registration is limited to 150 participants. Don’t delay – Register Your Team Now!

    When: April 15, 2015 – Spokane, WA, Spokane Convention Center
    Presenting Districts: Cashmere, Cheney, Kennewick, Moses Lake, Prosser, Wapato, and Wenatchee
    Cost: Free
    Included in Registration: Breakfast, lunch, and materials
    Not included in Registration: Travel, parking, substitute costs, and clock hours

    Curious what kind of information you might get from presenting districts? Check out the Bellingham SD presentation from the westside Colloquium.

    UPDATED: Comprehensive & Focused Evaluation Diagrams

    When OSPI revised the summative scoring diagrams for Comprehensive and Focused evaluations last summer, an error was made on the Focused chart. There is no “student growth inquiry” connected to a Focused evaluation, but the text said otherwise.

    Instructional Frameworks

    Leadership Frameworks

    OSPI is recruiting additional Feedback Specialists

    OSPI ia recruiting school leaders to become OSPI-authorized trainers for CEL 5D+, Marzano, or Danielson Instructional Frameworks. Selected educators will participate in five days of training with one of the framework authors during spring 2015, and then be available to provide up to 42 hours of training for principal and assistant principals who evaluate teachers using that framework. In addition, framework specialists are authorized to provide similar training for teachers new to the revised evaluation system.

    OSPI currently has 77 framework specialists working to support the evaluation of teachers across the state. The purpose of this solicitation is to expand the number of districts with a framework specialist on staff. We intend to accept up to 35 new specialists in each of the three Instructional Frameworks. Districts that currently employ one or more specialists may submit nominations, but first priority will go to districts without an instructional framework specialist on the current OSPI approved list. Districts with large numbers of new principals will also have priority.

    Successful applicants will demonstrate these knowledge and skills:

    • At least two years active participation in Washington’s revised evaluation system, preferably as an evaluator of the instructional framework designated by the nominating district and an evaluatee in the revised leadership framework.
    • Deep knowledge of the framework language, structure, processes and philosophy
    • Skilled observer of teaching and ability to provide timely, useful feedback regarding teacher performance using rubrics connected to an instructional framework
    • Conduct conversations that elicit additional evidence of teacher performance on criteria not directly observable in the classroom
    • Facilitate reflection and goal-setting that support educator growth over time
    • Success teaching educators in a variety of content and contexts

    More information is available at http://tpep-wa.org/tpep-events-files/cffs/icffs/

    TPEP Best Practices Colloquia

    Registration is now open for both TPEP Best Practices Colloquia on February 11th in Seatac and April 15th in Spokane.

    This all-day event will be an opportunity for district teams to share ideas and have dialogue regarding successes and challenges of implementing the revised teacher evaluation system. Presenting districts include: Bellingham, Bellevue, Camas, Enumclaw, Peninsula, Rochester, Sequim and Vancouver. The agenda will facilitate discussion across and within districts as you learn about one another’s best practices. Please come ready to share as well as learn.

    Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VWR2GDJ.

    More information is available at http://cstp-wa.org/events-calendar/tpep/.

    Now Available – Updated Rater Agreement Document for 2014-15

    An updated version of the rater agreement document (PDF) is now available for the 2014–15 school year. Rater agreement is defined as:

    The extent to which the scores between the raters have consistency and accuracy against predetermined standards. The predetermined standards are the instructional and leadership frameworks and rubrics that define the basis for summative criterion level scores.

    RCW 28A.405.120 and RCW 28A.405.130 require that “before school district implementation of the revised evaluation systems,” evaluators of teachers and principals “must engage in professional development designed to implement the revised systems and maximize rater agreement.” The research and practical application of implementing this law is of primary concern for OSPI, TPEP Steering Committee organizations and the instructional and leadership framework authors.

    For more information on rater agreement, check out the Observations and Rater Agreement Module.

    School Employee Evaluation Survey Reminder

    The 2014-15 School Employee Evaluation Survey closes November 3rd. The data collection is mandated by federal and state reporting requirements. The survey collects evaluation data for teachers, principals, superintendents, classified staff, and certificated non-classroom teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Districts must assign an EDS role of SEES User for district personnel to have access to the application.

    For more information, please refer to OSPI bulletin 041-14. Frequently asked questions and help can be found at http://tpep-wa.org/sees-help/. Please email tpep@k12.wa.us with questions about the survey.