Submitted through a partnership with The Master Teacher; Written by Teresa VanDover, Ed.D.
It’s a scenario occurring with increased frequency throughout high schools in Michigan – students behaving badly on their social media accounts. Bullying. Threats. Sharing inappropriate photos. How do you thoroughly investigate these antics while not running afoul of student rights?
MVU has finalized the collection of free resources that include sample letters and forms and draft policies. You’ll also find a new interactive PDF version of the popular MVU Online Learner Readiness Rubric that can be used to create a personalized scoring record for each student. Each template file contains a link to a Word document that can be modified to meet local needs. The Tool Kit is now available to schools here.
Over the past two years, I have traveled all over the state providing professional development around teacher evaluation and using Explore and Plan data to measure student growth. This has allowed me to gain a statewide perspective on the issues Principals are wrestling with in terms of measuring student growth and progress toward school improvement. In speaking with many of you personally at your league and county Principal meetings, at our conferences and through our assessment survey, the message has been very clear.