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Building A Model to Measure Teacher Effectiveness – Our Experience with Locally Developed Student Growth Measures
Liberty Union Thurston School District team will share how the district has been piloting and using student growth measures. This will be a very practical session with information given from a school district perspective. Read Full Summary
This session will discuss tools and tactics for communicating changes to the educator evaluation system with communities. Included will be suggested key messages and resources your school and district can use to help keep educators informed as these changes roll out during the coming year. Download Presentation (PDF)
Presenter will provide an overview of how the Common Core fits into the evaluation systems. Download Presentation (PDF)
Credentialing in Ohio
Information will be presented about the credentialing process and requirements for education evaluation in Ohio. Discussion will include state sponsored training and online assessment required for both OPES and OTES.
Denver Public Schools Student Growth Objectives
Student Growth Objective (SGO) is one important component of Denver Public Schools’ ProComp system. By using a structured process to set student growth objectives, teachers use student achievement data to make instructional decisions. Presenter will share lessons learned in Denver. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)
Differentiating Professional Development for Teachers
As a consequence of implementing of classroom-level Value-Added reports, superintendents and building principals now receive information that places teachers in one of five categories of effectiveness. The presenter will discuss how a district or building leader might respond to this information. How might they begin to differentiate professional development and support for teachers who have different needs? How might you leverage the expertise of your best teachers? How can you provide additional support for teachers who are struggling? Learn strategies for differentiating professional development for your teachers including pilot work that Battelle for Kids are currently engaged in that leverages the expertise of Highly Effective Teachers in the service of whole school improvement. Read Full Summary
Electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems (eTPES) – Principals
Presenters will describe the Ohio eTPES electronic system based on the Ohio Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems. The foundation of the eTPES work is based on the Ohio models for educator evaluation. The presentation will provide background information about the design and development of the electronic system and a demonstration of the features which make it a convenient, user-friendly, Web-based tool.
Electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems (eTPES) – Teachers
Presenters will describe the Ohio eTPES electronic system based on the Ohio Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems. The foundation of the eTPES work is based on the Ohio models for educator evaluation. The presentation will provide background information about the design and development of the electronic system and a demonstration of the features which make it a convenient, user-friendly, Web-based tool. Read Full Summary
FIP Your School: Preparing Teachers for Success with Performance Standards
Three FIP Specialists will share information on the formative instructional practices, professional development resources available and how they align to Ohio’s Standards for the Teaching Profession. Discussion will include how FIP Your School can assist LEAs in providing professional development to enhance teachers’ success with performance standards. Download Presentation (PDF) | Download Handouts (PDF)
Legal and Policy Updates for RttT LEAs
ODE Legal Counsel will present suggested policy information and legal requirements for education evaluation in Ohio as they apply to RttT LEAs. This session will be important for policy-makers and district administrators.
Legal and Policy Updates for Non-RttT LEAs
ODE Legal Counsel will present suggested policy information and legal requirements for education evaluation in Ohio as they apply to non-RttT LEAs. This session will be important for policy-makers and district administrators.
Lessons Learned from the OTES Pilot
MGT conducted a formative evaluation of the OTES pilot project and will report findings from surveys and site visits. The evaluators will provide highlights of findings on best practices in teacher evaluation from a review of the literature and answer questions from the audience. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)
Measures of Effective Teaching and Teacher Effectiveness
Presenters will provide information learned furom Memphis, Tennessee and the implementation of teacher evaluation in the state. Topic will focus on how teachers can best prepare for a new evaluation system.
Not Just A Teacher Evaluation – A Teacher Growth Model
The Fairport Harbor Transformation Team has worked collaboratively to develop a teacher growth model that complies with all of the evaluation requirements of HB153, but goes beyond compliance toward teacher development. Founded in research of teacher effects on student achievement, The Fairport Harbor Teacher Growth Model is designed to help all teachers reach their full potential.
The Ohio Resident Educator Program: Induction Matters
The Ohio Resident Educator Program is an intensive induction system that is part of a comprehensive approach to accelerate teacher quality and advance student learning. Participants in this session will discover how the Resident Educator program has the potential to transform school culture by promoting deeper learning and more effective practices for all teachers. Download Presentation (PDF)
Ohio Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Process
Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are goals established by teachers that identify expected learning outcomes for students over time. LEAs may use SLOs for teachers when there is no other data available. Learn more about Ohio’s SLO process and resources. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES): An “Improve” Approach to Evaluation
Representatives from Western Brown will share their process in aligning their evaluation to OTES, while personalizing their work. Teachers need ownership of their professional growth and OTES can provide this key component to your evaluation system.
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Pilot Panel Discussion
A panel discussion and opportunities for questions and answers. These individuals will share information from the OTES pilot from the perspectives of an HR director, a building principal, a teacher leader and a teacher.
Ohio Teacher Incentive Fund Overview
The Ohio Teacher Incentive Fund (OTIF) project is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Education, Battelle for Kids and 23 diverse school districts from across Ohio. The project has used a collaborative approach in its work as it meets its implementation goals. This session will provide an overview of the districts involved, description of our core elements, our approach to collaboration, lessons learned from years 1 and 2, including the early implementation of OPES/OTES; and sample strategic compensation models.
Panel Discussion by Principals Who Have Participated in the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Pilot
Principals who have participated in the OTES pilot will discuss what it is like to implement the OTES model as well as the successes and challenges of implementing the new teacher evaluation system. They will share ideas about how to address challenges and build success in implementing teacher evaluation. There will be an opportunity for audience questions. Read Full Summary
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC): The Next Generation of Assessments
Presenters will discuss how Ohio will utilize online assessment in the development of the next generation of assessments, due to launch in 2014-2015. The outline: (1) Why online assessment; (2) How does it benefit Ohio; (3) What are the considerations for migrating from a pencil-paper assessment system to an online assessment system; (4) How are the national assessment consortia doing dealing with online assessment; (5) How can Ohio make online assessments a reality?
Peer Assistance and Review (PAR): Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities of Expertise and Trust
Collaborative inquiry, teacher leadership, peer reviews, reciprocal observations, effective educators and high quality evaluations, are desired practices in Ohio’s learning communities. In this discussion, participants will learn how Ohio’s PAR model, with its adaptations and modifications, provides guidance for districts to tailor-make a system by which these practices can be realized. Read Full Summary
Ready, Set, Jump
This session reviews steps to take in developing a local teacher evaluation system and how to plan for a successful pilot experience in 2012-13. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)
School District Panel Discussion on Collaboration (OTIF/OPES/OTES)
Panelists will each tell their own story. The LEAs of the Ohio Teacher Incentive Fund (OTIF) will discuss how they have focused their energy in one direction, what have been the greatest benefits of collaboration, what challenges they have experienced and how they see the partnership and work being sustained at the conclusion of RttT and OTIF. Q&A will follow.
Student Growth Measures
Presenter will provide an overview of how student growth measures will be used as 50 percent of the educator evaluation. Download Presentation (PDF)
Student Growth Measures: Considerations for Using Vendor Assessments
Presenters will engage attendees in a conversation about the Ohio-approved vendor list and how these measures may be used to produce a Student Growth Measure. They will discuss considerations for making choices on the instruments we use to evaluate our programs and practices and the implications for use in the OTES. Opportunities will be shared on a grant incentive program for RttT LEAs to offset costs of vendor assessments to pilot expanded use of Value-Added measures. Read Full Summary
Supporting Teachers Through Professional Development
This session will focus on the professional development necessary to support teachers as the new evaluation system is implemented. Topics to be covered include the alignment of teacher standards, Common Core State Standards and formative assessment and instructional practices with OTES. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)
Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Support: How to Encourage Continuous Growth
Presenters will provide information learned from Memphis, Tennessee and the implementation of teacher evaluation in the state. Topic will focus on how evaluators can promote professional growth of teachers by using real-time data to influence changes in teacher practices from one observation to the next.
Teacher of Record-Linkage and Roster Verifciation
Presenter will discuss how LEAs will determine the amount of information attributed through student growth measures in various teaching situations. An introduction to the linkage/ roster verification process will be given.
Transforming Teacher Effectiveness: Lessons Learned
Presenters will provide information learned from Memphis, Tennessee and the implementation of teacher evaluation in the state. Topics presented include the history and feedback of the evaluation process in Tennessee, how evaluators can promote professional growth of teachers by using real-time data to influence changes in teacher practices from one observation to the next, and how teachers can best prepare for a new evaluation system. Read Full Summary
What Every School Leader Needs to Know About Teacher Value-Added Reports
By Fall 2013, all math and reading teachers in Ohio, grades 4-8, will be receiving teacher Value-Added reports. Attendees of this session will: understand the fundamentals of the roster verification process and how it is connected with teacher value-added results; learn how to access and interpret the suite of teacher-level reports; receive examples of how teachers and teacher-based-teams use Value-Added information to inform their practice; and leave with resources and suggested steps to create a building culture that is ready for teacher Value-Added reports.
What Have We Learned About Performance-Based Compensation
Presenter will provide the latest information on compensation reform projects across the nation. Read Full Summary | Download Presentation (PDF)