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The Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program


Professional Learning and Training Funding




TPEP Training Providers

Legislation requires that teachers, principals, and assistant principals receive training in their district’s chosen instructional framework. It also requires that their evaluators receive training in the leadership framework. OSPI has developed a statewide cadre of framework trainers whose services are available through the local ESD or on a consulting basis.

ESD Training
Each ESD hosts opportunities to learn about student growth and provide training on each of the frameworks. Contact your ESD for details, or view their upcoming training opportunities sorted by region.

TPEP Training Providers
A list of approved training providers that can be used for Teacher and Administrator Training funds, including:

  • Framework Authors or Representatives:
    Training can be provided by the people who develop and support our approved instructional and leadership frameworks.
  • Instructional or Leadership Framework Specialists:
    These practitioners are trained by framework author designees to provide facilitation around Stage 1 and 2 on the state’s instructional or leadership frameworks. The Framework Specialists are not experts in evaluation law.
  • Learning-focused Supervision Specialists:
    Standards-driven, data-based conversations are a key tool for facilitating educator growth. This cadre of practitioners can provide an introduction seminar or two-day foundation training on the practical tools and templates for increasing skill and confidence with structured conversations that build professional expertise.

Framework Authors:

  • CEL 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric 2.0: contact Patty Maxfield
  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (2011): contact Kate Dickson
  • Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation Model: contact Tina Boogren
  • AWSP Leadership Framework: Contact Gary Kipp

Framework Specialists:

Learning-focused Supervision

Pre and Post Observation Examples
Framework Specialists from each of the instructional frameworks have put together video samples of both pre and post observation conversations (YouTube).



Teacher Training Fund

School districts can apply for their portion of the funding through iGrants Form Package 664. Refer to OSPI bulletin 058-17 for more information.

Priorities for this grant are teachers new to the district and/or to the district’s chosen framework. Keep in mind these teachers need:

  • An introduction to the revised evaluation system and any local regulations or definitions that have been codified.
  • A working knowledge of the district’s chosen instructional framework.
  • An opportunity to see how the rubrics connect to their work in classrooms.
  • An understanding about how the student growth components will be implemented in your district.

For teachers who were previously trained, 2017–18 training should deepen their knowledge of the framework and enhance opportunities for application.

Possible Scenarios

  • District hosts a series of voluntary, paid sessions on evidence gathering or formative assessment.
  • District sends a team that includes classroom teachers and teacher leaders to a TPEP Colloquium (annual event sponsored by OSPI and Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession – CSTP).
  • District offers paid after-school or Saturday sessions aimed at specific topics such as “Introduction to Focused Evaluation” or “Student Measures in the Arts.”
  • Districts participating in Educational Service District (ESD) work related to TPEP/Common Core State Standards (CCSS) coherence offers sessions for teachers based on information gleaned in regional work.
  • Teachers meet to create common assessments, analyze data from those assessments, and create instructional plans that respond to student learning needs.
  • Teachers learn skills to enhance questioning across the curriculum.
  • Teachers work together to learn collaborative strategies for improving student learning.
  • A group of teachers on Comprehensive evaluations meets monthly to discuss various aspects of the process, share successes, and address common challenges.
  • District plans and facilitates three release days for professional development, spaced throughout the year, connecting CCSS math practices and the instructional framework.
  • District training focuses on a subset of teachers with particular needs, such as provisional teachers or those selecting a focus on, for example, Criterion 3.
  • School chooses a focus on Criterion 7; teachers on Focused evaluations meet regularly to share successful strategies for connecting with families and community partners.
  • Team of teachers attends ESD open-enrollment learning opportunities focused on learning the instructional framework, the revised evaluation process, measures of student growth, or connections to Washington standards and assessments.
  • School hosts a day in August to review the framework and select areas of school-wide focus based on school improvement plan.
  • Teachers meet in study groups regularly through the year—by grade level or content area—to discuss student growth goal setting, performance measures, and plan for collaborative monitoring.
  • School or district sponsors book study for a group of teachers collaborating to learn more about a specific topic for Focused evaluations.

Allowable and Excluded Expenses


Allowable and Excluded Expenses
Allowable expenses (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018):

  • Release time and travel expenses for teachers to attend ESD-sponsored teacher trainings related to the district’s TPEP teacher training plan.
  • Release time, registration, and travel expenses for teachers/teacher leaders to attend the TPEP Best Practices Colloquium.
  • Stipends or curriculum-rate pay for teachers to attend trainings related to the district’s TPEP teacher training plan.
  • Substitute teachers so that teachers can attend trainings related to the district’s TPEP teacher training plan.
  • Consulting contracts with the instructional framework authors, ESDs, or TPEP Training Providers.
  • Copy and supply expenses to support local evaluation trainings for teachers.
  • Publications from the instructional framework authors at the state rate.
  • Indirects at the state rate.

Excluded expenses:

  • Purchase of equipment, technology support, or software.
  • Purchase of curriculum or assessment materials.
  • Out-of-district registration fees or travel, except to attend OSPI or ESD-sponsored regional events related to TPEP.
  • Consulting contracts, except with the instructional framework authors, ESDs, or framework trainers.
  • Expenses before July 1, 2017 or after June 30, 2018.

A comprehensive list of allowable and excluded expenses can be found in the iGrant 664 application.



Administrator Training Fund

A portion of the TPEP program funding is being set aside for administrator training for TPEP. School districts can apply for their allocation through iGrants Form Package 773. Refer to OSPI bulletin 072-17 for more information.

Allowable and Excluded Expenses


Allowable expenses (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018):

  • Travel expenses for administrators to attend the following Educational Service Districts (ESD)-sponsored trainings:
    • Stage I and/or Stage II Instructional Framework (CEL 5D+, Danielson, Marzano)
    • Stage I Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) Leadership Framework training
    • Rater agreement training
    • Feedback Conversations for Professional Growth: Learning-Focused Supervision
    • Teacher Overview Training of Trainers (TOTT)
    • eVAL 2.0 training
  • Substitute administrator/teacher cost so that administrators can attend the trainings listed above.
  • Stipends for non-contracted administrator time for the trainings listed above.
  • Consulting contracts with the instructional or leadership framework authors, ESDs, framework trainers, or Learning-Focused Supervision trainers listed as TPEP Training Providers on the TPEP website.
  • Copy and supply expenses to support the trainings listed above for administrators.
  • Publications from the instructional and leadership framework authors, (CEL 5D+, Danielson, Marzano) and Learning-Focused Supervision are approved. Publications that support a deeper exploration of framework components are contingent upon written approval by the OSPI TPEP Director.
  • Registration fees for OSPI or ESD-sponsored regional events related to TPEP. Other events that may support TPEP implementation are contingent upon written approval by the OSPI TPEP Director.
  • Purchase of licenses for rater agreement tools to support the three instructional frameworks (CEL 5D+, Danielson, Marzano).

Excluded expenses:

  • Purchase of equipment, technology support, DVDs, videos, software, or licenses other than the rater agreement tools cited above.
  • Purchase of curriculum or assessment materials.
  • Consulting contracts, except with the instructional or leadership framework authors, ESDs, framework trainers, or Learning-Focused Supervision trainers listed in the TPEP Training Provider section.
  • Salary/benefits that supplant currently contracted administrator time.
  • Expenses before July 1, 2017 or after June 30, 2018.

 

   Updated 12/29/2017

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