Instructional Leadership in Action

5D+™ Teacher Evaluation Colloquium in Tacoma, November 12, 2014

by UWCEL on Sep 17, 2014

Colloquium-ImageThe 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Colloquium is a place to learn and share with other districts that are using the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric.

Possible discussion topics include giving effective feedback to teachers, collective bargaining agreements, and problem-solving your district’s obstacles to a research-based implementation.

Bring your hardest questions and your best practices and be ready to share in an Open Space Technology* format.

Open Space session topics at past colloquiums included:

  • Supporting and differentiating learning for principals.
  • How to prioritize ongoing teacher training – diverse needs.
  • Consistency in scoring / calibration.
  • Tools that generate formative conversations.

Here are some things that participants had to say on reflection/evaluation forms at past colloquiums:

  • These were much richer conversations than I anticipated.  I appreciated having the experts in the room sharing (CEL folks and those in the field).
  • We set the agenda so our needs were met.
  • This is the first time we’ve been able talk with other districts as practitioners.  It really helped to hear what is going in other districts. 
  • I will leave today with an increased understanding and focus on our next steps in our district.
  • We are all learning together!

The colloquium will be helpful for central office, school and teacher leaders. Light morning snacks and a boxed lunch will be provided.

*Open Space Technology (OST) is a process for hosting meetings, conferences and other events that allows participants to efficiently group themselves to seek and share information, questions, and experiences, and to engage in problem-solving and other group activities, without preparing a formal agenda in advance of the event.

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Topics: Teacher Evaluation

About the author: UWCEL

At the Center for Educational Leadership we partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. Our vision is transformed schools empowering all students regardless of background to create limitless futures for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.

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