IDPs: Beyond Compliance to Data Based Coaching

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Event Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Teachers have routinely set goals for their students and for their teaching. But what used to be a fairly open-ended conversation in the principal's office or staff room has now become a critical component of a teacher's professional development. Driven by student and teacher growth-oriented evaluation systems, many districts have formalized the process and now require goal setting at least once a year.

Additionally the Michigan Tenure Act, requires all probationary teachers and those rated minimally effective or ineffective to have IDP’s with specific performance goals and recommended training.

But how can teachers authentically set these goals and find the right area of focus for the goals, particularly if they are under duress? And how can school and district leaders support teachers in creating goals that positively influence student learning and their own practices?

This one-day workshop, presented by MASSP's Colin Ripmaster, supports school leaders in learning an inquiry based process for establishing strategic and specific performance goals that have a greater impact on student learning. This workshop is designed to assist principals, instructional coaches and/or teachers in formalizing results-driven, growth plans that are strength-based and provide the basis for inquiry and differentiated instruction.

Based on current research and practice about adult learning, this institute focuses on how to:

  • Create specific performance goals in consultation with a teacher
  • Define success criteria and acceptable evidence for meeting identified goals.
  • Ensure that a teacher’s goals positively influence student learning and their own instructional practice. 
  • Link a teacher's area of focus to district and school instructional goals.
  • Use instructional practice data to progress monitor implementation and support of growth plan.
  • Facilitate inquiry based conversation, including:
    • Pre-inquiry conference meetings at which time specific performance goals for professional practice, student growth goals, and action plans to achieve goals, including recommending coaching and support is defined.
    • Mid-year-inquiry conferences at which time a teacher and evaluator reflect on how the teachers practice has grown, analyze how practice has impacted student learning, and determine specific performance goals and recommended support for the remainder of the year.
    • End-of-year inquiry conference at which time a teacher and evaluator reflect on how the teachers practice has grown, analyze how practice has impacted student learning, and determine specific performance goals and recommended support for the upcoming year.
Location Information
MELG Building
1001 Centennial Way
Lansing
Fees
Member Fee: 
$125
Non-Member Fee: 
$150
Cancellation Deadline: 
9/6/18