MASSP Module # 3

The Elements and Evaluation of Highly Effective Instruction

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Richard Kerry Thompson, Research & Submissions

The Elements and Evaluation of Highly Effective Instruction

Facilitator: Jennifer S. Hammond, Ph.D.

jennyh@pathtoleadership.org

Skype: jennifer.hammond50

Syllabus MASSP Elements & Evaluation Highly Effective

Elements and Evaluation of Highly Effective Instruction Course Syllabus

Course Description

Exploration of state and legal issues related to staff supervision and evaluation, and their implications for the supervisor’s role and the school leader’s role as instructional leaders. Within this context, various models for instruction, staff supervision and evaluation are investigated, including those for teachers, student support personnel and co/extra-curricular staff. The State approved teacher evaluation documents and effective implementation will be the focus (if applicable).

Note: Course materials may be copyrighted and should not be used for use beyond this course.

Textbooks required for course:

· Voices from the Field: What is a Master Teacher? By DeBruyn and DeBruyn (available at www.masterteacher.com)

· Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching by Marzano

ISSL Standards

While certain aspects of each of the six ISSL standards may be addressed in this course, special emphasis will be placed on the following standards:

· Standard 1: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.


· Standard 2: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.


· Standard 3: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.


Standard 5: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

While certain aspects of each of the six ISSL standards may be addressed in this course, special emphasis will be placed on the following standards:

Course Overview

Please introduce yourself:

  • Full name
  • Preferred name
  • Is this your first Path to Leadership Module?
  • Where you work and what you do
  • Something we wouldn't know about you
  • Tell us about one positive and one negative experience you had with an evaluation, from the evaluator's perspective or the perspective of the person being evaluated.

Week 1: National & State Policies on Teacher Evaluation

Activities for Week 1 include reading Goe's materials, reviewing the MCEE recommendations, reading Marzano Chapters 1, 2, and 7, reviewing HB 4627, reviewing the Professional Standards for Michigan Teachers, watching Gates on Teaching

Assignments for Week 1 include forum posts on State and National Teacher Evaluations, reflections on Marzano's reading and Gates' video, and opinions on the Professional Standards

Week 2: What is Good Teaching?

Week 2: What is Good Teaching?

Activities for Week 2 include reading DeBruyn & DeBruyn chapters 1 - 4, viewing Charlotte Danielson's video, reading the Framework for Teaching evaluation tool, and viewing sample teaching video and reviewing instructor's notes.

Assignments for Week 2 include forum activities and watch and write script for teaching video.

Week 3: Teacher Evaluation Components & Teacher Beliefs

Week 3: Teacher Evaluation Components & Teacher Beliefs

Activities: view Marzano video, read DeBruyn & DeBruyn, chapters 5 - 8 and 15, read Marzano chapters 3 - 4 and appendices A, B, and C, view sample teaching observation #3 and read script, view sample teaching observation #4 and write script

Assignments: forum reflection on teacher beliefs and student achievement, forum reflection on Marzano Chapters 3 and 4, portfolio submission for script of observation #4

Week 4: Teacher Evaluation Components of Environment and Relationships

Week 4: Teacher Evaluation Components of Environment and Relationships

Activities: read DeBruyn & DeBruyn chapters 9 - 13, Read Marzano chapter 6, read 5 Dimensions power point and supplemental materials, read articles on effective instruction techniques, view sample teaching observation #5 and read script, view sample teaching observation #6 and write script

Assignments: forum activities and portfolio submission of script for observation #6

Week 5 - Teacher Evaluation Post-Observation Protocol and Support Staff Evaluation



Week 5: Teacher Evaluation Post-Observation Protocol and Support Staff Evaluation

Activities: review support staff evaluations, review feedback documents and video, and review highly qualified regulations.

Assignments: Forum activities and portfolio submission for personal vision statement.

Personal Vision Statement on Effective Instruction

Objective

Participants will write a brief summary (1 to 2 paragraphs) of their personal philosophy regarding teacher evaluations. This statement should include beliefs about effective evaluations and observations, personal goals for providing teachers with meaningful feedback, and a plan for reaching these goals. References are required.

Questions to Consider

· How will you build capacity in your staff to perform at their highest levels?

· How will you support teachers who are not showing mastery of skills?

· What will you say to teachers who are Effective and desire to become Highly Effective?

· What format will you use to share observation data (face-to-face, electronic)?

· How will you continue to grow as an evaluator?

Providing Feedback

Observing a teacher is only part of the process of evaluation. The post observation meeting and a principal's ability to coach and communicate with a teacher is crucial for the teacher's development. After viewing the videos and reading the articles, what would you recommend is the best system for providing teachers with meaningful and appropriate feedback for improvement? Is the principal the only one giving feedback? How could technology be used to help a teacher improve his/her practice? Be creative and think outside the box!

My submission below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LvNPwzivxNdTJhYjRlcEVweFE/view?usp=sharing

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QUADRILATERAL PARALLELOGRAM - by RKT

Hiring Highly Qualified Teachers

High School Teacher

You have a great candidate you would like to high to teach government, economics and English 10. The candidate has just graduated from college and has a history major and an English minor. Is this candidate highly qualified to teach these three courses? Why or why not?



Elementary Teacher

You have on staff a 5th grade teacher who has 15 years experience. Due to budget cuts, she needs to teach 8th grade English. She did not take the MTTC test when she graduated from college but has a master's degree in reading. Her certification is K-8 any subject. Will she be highly qualified to teach 8th grade English? If not, what does she need to do to be highly qualified for this new position?


my submission below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LvNPwzivxNRm11T3RSMllmQXM/view?usp=sharing

Guidance Counselor Evaluation

Participants must review the four sample counselor evaluations and summarize what they would look for in an observation of a guidance counselor. Participants must explain their responses.


RKT Submission below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LvNPwzivxNaHBBaS1RS2ctME0/view?usp=sharing

American School Counselor Association

Website for the American School Counselor Association

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Week 6 - Dealing with Difficult Teachers & Review of the Teacher Evaluation Process

Activities: read articles related to dealing with difficult or low performing teachers and documentation on developing growth goals

Assignment: submit final portfolio including presentation to staff on beliefs and expectations during observations, comment on forum

Staff Presentation on Performance Evaluation

Participants will develop a presentation intended to give to staff regarding the administrator's expectations for performance. The document should be submitted on both moodle and in the participant's drop box portfolio.


My Submission below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LvNPwzivxNZ2dEWVNGN3lmRlE/view?usp=sharing

Remediation and Dismissal

Participants will reflect on the articles on difficult/incompetent teachers. "What strategies or advice do you have for dealing with difficult or incompetent teachers?"

To respond to the question, please click the link below the word "discussions." Read the post, click reply, type response, and then click the "post to forum" button.

You do not need to respond to other posts.


My submission below...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LvNPwzivxNT3Uzd2Fpc3V4MUk/view?usp=sharing

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