Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Soliciting Useful and Rewarding Student Feedback

With eight elements to the teacher evaluation system in Massachusetts, educators have many aspects of evaluation to consider and integrate. My team would like to create user-friendly, helpful, non-threatening, and meaningful examples of ways to solicit student feedback for grade levels K-12. We envision creating four charts (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) with different specific and practical ideas for teachers to consider ...more »

Submitted by (@emorgan)

City: Littleton

State: MA

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Aligning Professional Development to Support Educator Evaluation

I am currently connecting a research study on the benefits of aligning professional development to the teacher evaluation system in order to improve instructional practice (and thus, student achievement). The purpose of my study is to gather data regarding the alignment of professional development needs with a district’s teacher evaluation system. These district teacher evaluation data, along with information gained ...more »

Submitted by (@ktorregrossa)

City: Cranston

State: Rhode Island

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Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Expanding upon Differentiated Roles

My idea is to improve the Differentiated Roles. DR is a pilot program in Denver Public Schools DPS. The vision of DR is to increase distributive leadership, improve teacher retention, extend the reach of effective teachers, improve equitable access to effective teachers, and evaluate the profession. Evaluations are based on the Leading Effective Academic Practice LEAP framework. DR Team Leads have had intensive training ...more »

Submitted by (@amberbourgeois)

City: Denver

State: Colorado

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Teaching Is Like Riding a Bicycle

Teaching is like riding a bicycle. Once you learn, you’ll never forget. Writing a thorough lesson plan gets you up on that bike, rolling along. Standards provide a framework for excellence in teaching, but it’s just oh-so-easy to pick up that old textbook and teach from cover to cover. Teacher evaluation programs give us more specific criteria, but they only assess. Instead, coaching teachers to create thorough lesson ...more »

Submitted by (@bkovich)

City: Schererville

State: IN

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