Today is day three of four for the first Criteria & Framework Feedback Specialists training sessions. While Gary Kipp, Executive Director of AWSP, couldn’t be present on day one of the training (something about running some large conference in Spokane), we were fortunate to be able to channel his knowledge, wisdom, input, and humor via video. Watch Gary talk about the history and background of evaluation reform in our state, the beginnings of using frameworks in education, and the links between the new teacher and principal evaluation criteria.
Linked: Watch Gary Kipp Explain the Relationship Between the New Teacher & Principal Evaluation Criteria
We know a lot of our visitors have been patiently waiting to see some of the rubrics and work that our pilot districts have done so far. For some of our pilot sites, the wait is over. We have teacher evaluation models online from Kennewick and Wenatchee and we’re working hard on bringing the rest of them online as quickly as we can. To view the models, you’ll want to follow these three steps.
- Click on the district’s name in the lighter gray navigation bar. Once a district’s model is online, this will take you to a landing page for the district, which gives you an overview of their district, pilot participation, and process.
- From the overview page, you’ll find page navigation links at the top of the page. The link titled “View the TPEP Vision Statement and District Model” takes you to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see a link inviting you to view the vision page and pilot models. Click on the link to view the project vision, goals, and objectives.
- After you read through the vision statement and goals, you’ll see a table of our pilot sites. If the site’s model is online and complete, you’ll see a hyperlink for them in the table.
- From the evaluation page, you’ll see three sections of page links:
- State TPEP Teacher Workbook – This is our overview template which describes the work as a whole. It is intended as a state-level overview and its contents are a result of a compilation of pilot work and steering committee work and input.
- District’s Teacher Model – This is the work the districts have submitted.
- District’s Principal Model – When available, the principal model will follow a similar format as well.
The top “table of contents” links will take you to the various sections of the model. Where provided, you’ll be able to read the narrative the district has submitted and then click through to view their documents in PDF form.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to download our state workbook and the district’s submission as a single file at the very top of the page.
While there are a few links to click through to view each model, we feel that it’s important to have some perspective and understand the process of how each district came up with the documents and forms you see posted. We really appreciate and respect the extraordinary amount of work each of our pilot sites have already put into the project. With that said, please check out the two models we have posted so far.
Thanks for visiting and for your patience as we work to get everything online in a consistent, user-friendly fashion as quickly as we can. In the meantime, here’s a compilation of interviews to get a sense of the changes coming, “aha’s” experienced, challenges and successes encountered so far, advice from our TPEP districts to those not in our pilot, and reasons to be excited about the work.
In the event you missed one of our ten educator forums, here’s a video of our state level presentation and a presentation from North Thurston Public Schools talking about their experience to date as one of our nine pilot sites. Right-click to download the video here or check out our iTunes podcast page. Here’s our TPEP overview presentation (PPTX, PDF) and North Thurston’s presentation ( PPTX, PDF), both of which are embedded in the video.
Thanks again to all of our participants, our hosts and partners at all of the ESDs, and AIR for making the forums a success.
With over 10 hours of video (and more coming), we’ve decided to create an iTunes podcast for our videos. All of our videos will still be available on our site, but now they’ll also be on our podcast page, listed in one place in an easy to find format. This will make downloading our videos even easier. Watch them at your convenience from your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or any other compatible device. Additionally, if you download the videos you’ll find some of our longer videos have chapter markers, making it easier for you to find the content within a video that you’re looking for. We think this is an exciting addition and hope our audience does as well.