Educator Evaluation Trainings and Workshops

Before principals and teachers ever engage in observations for the purpose of evaluation, they must have a deep understanding of the evaluation tools, instructional frameworks, and inquiry processes used for formative and summative evaluation.

MASSP’s training programs are focused on training and supporting building level administrators in fully implementing annual educator evaluations ethically and with fidelity. Participants will leave our trainings with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to succeed!

Consider one or more of the approved training options below to learn more:

To contract for one or more of these events, please contact Chelsey Martinez via email at chelseym@michiganprincipals.org or register online for a Regional training at mymassp.com/eventlist.



Observation Best Practices

Changes associated with tenure and educator effectiveness have increased the stakes for teachers and administrators as it relates to teacher evaluation. Regardless of evaluation framework, there are a set of observational best practices that administrators should employ to ensure a fair, transparent and meaningful evaluation system.

Participants in this workshop will learn an inquiry based growth process for collecting evidence and providing feedback to teachers that will grow their professional practice.
Cost:

  • $2,500/day in-district private booking
  • $129/members at Regional location
  • $159/non-members at Regional location

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Summative Scoring

State law requires that each teacher's and administrator's evaluation be based on professional practice and student growth measures. How are you collecting and aggregating this information to determine a summative score? Participants in this session will learn a researched based approach to aggregating ratings for professional growth from one's evaluation framework and student growth data to determine a final summative rating, in order to implement this legislation with fidelity.

Learning Target

Learn how to assess observation, conversation and student growth data leading to a summative evaluation.

Success Criteria

  • Develop skills to assess observation, conversation and student growth data leading to a summative evaluation
  • Demonstrate the process to use a matrix to identify indicator and state criterion scores

Agenda

  • Learning From Text
  • Revisiting the Teacher’s Work and Learning
  • Reviewing the Evidence
  • Scoring
    • Demonstration
    • Practice
  • Aggregating Professional Practice and Student Growth Data
  • Post-Inquiry Conference
  • Closing/Reflection

Cost:

  • $3,000/day in-district private booking
  • $149/members at Regional location
  • $179/non-members at Regional location

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Targeted Feedback Institute

MASSP, in partnership with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, offers school districts a two-day Feedback Institute, "Feedback for Teacher Growth: Tools and Processes to Support Teacher Evaluation."

The workshop supports principals, teachers and central office leaders in learning the skills for giving feedback and creating a culture that results in effective teacher evaluations centered on growth of teacher practice and improvement of student learning. Participants will learn how to develop feedback that responds to a teacher’s identified learning needs/goals.

Essential Questions

  • How do we use observations and feedback to change our practice?
  • How do practitioners use a cycle of inquiry to foster teacher growth?
  • How do we shift a culture to ongoing support for teacher learning?

Principals, teachers and a central office leader who supervises principals should attend the institute as a team. The institute requires that participants use a research-based instructional framework to inform the observation and feedback process. The process itself can be used with any instructional framework, including CEL’s 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™, Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, Marshall's Teacher Evaluation Rubric, Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching Framework, and the Thoughtful Classroom Teacher Effectiveness Framework.

Institute Overview

Day 1:

  • Foundations of a Strengths-based Observation Process
  • The Role of an Instructional Framework in Observation and Feedback
  • Determining an Area of Focus
  • Formative Feedback Cycles
  • Targeted Feedback Cycles: Types of Conversations

Day 2:

  • Targeted Feedback Cycles: Check-in, Pre-inquiry Cycle, Post-inquiry Cycle, Next Steps
  • Targeted Feedback: Planning a Feedback Conversation
  • Targeted Feedback Cycles: Reflection Conversations
  • Targeted Feedback: Practice
  • Targeted Feedback Cycles: Scheduling


Cost:

  • $3,000/day in-district private booking ($6,000 total for two days)
  • $249/members at Regional location
  • $299/non-members at Regional location

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Rater Reliability Training

NOTE: This is a three-day training. Attendees must be present all days and score a >70% to be certified.

Developing reliable evaluators of teachers is a key component to the success of any school district’s teacher evaluation system. Teachers and students benefit from principals and evaluators who are trained and certified to observe, analyze and rate instruction, before they ever step into a classroom to observe a teacher for the purpose of evaluation. Certification provides evidence that an evaluator reliably evaluates teachers on video using the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric.

What is rater reliability? Rater reliability occurs when an observer of instruction uses an evaluation rubric to observe a lesson and consistently scores each rubric indicator in alignment with expert raters.

MASSP, in partnership with The Center for Educational Leadership, 5D+ rater reliability training to provide opportunities for principals and district staff to become certified as reliable evaluators using the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric.

Overview

Day 1: 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning; 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric examples, Rater reliability protocol; Scripting and coding practices; Identifying evidence connected to 5D dimensions and 5D+ indicators using video observations. Match scripted evidence to 5D+ indicators with 35% accuracy.

Day 2: Continue to develop and redefine effective scripting and coding practices; Continue identifying evidence connected to 5D dimensions and 5D+ indicators using video observations. Match scripted evidence to 5D+ indicators with 55% accuracy.

Day 3: Continue to develop and redefine effective scripting and coding practices; Continue identifying evidence connected to 5D dimensions and 5D+ indicators using video observations. Match scripted evidence to 5D+ indicators with 70% accuracy.

Cost:

  • $3,000/day in-district private booking ($9,000 total for three days)
  • $349/members at Regional location
  • $399/non-members at Regional location

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Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s)

MASSP is proud to introduce our newest workshop session on Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Workshop participants will learn the what, why, where and how of SLOs recommended by the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) as one component of the student growth rating.

SLOs are measurable, long-term, academic goals informed by available data that a teacher/teacher team and/or administrator sets at the beginning of the year for all students or for subgroups of students. Typically SLO’s are established for the length of the class – semester or full year, as opposed to SMART goals that tend to be more unit focused.

Why Use SLOs?

  • Reinforce evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Can be used with all teachers.
  • Are adaptable.
  • Encourage collaboration.
  • Connect teacher practice to student learning.
  • Acknowledge the value of educator knowledge and skill.

Participants will leave with the tools and strategies to facilitate the SLO process and understand how to use them in combination with other measures of student growth and framework ratings to determine a final summative rating for educators.

Cost:

  • $2,500/day in-district private booking
  • $129/members at Regional location
  • $159/non-members at Regional location

Click here to download a PDF brochure.

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