The Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program


Professional Learning and Training Funding

Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Growth Training Funds

School districts can apply for their portion of the funding through iGrants Form Package 664.

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

  • 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 and principals who were previously trained, 2018–19 training should deepen their knowledge of the framework and enhance opportunities for application.

Possible Scenarios

  • District hosts a series of voluntary, paid professional learning sessions on topics from the instructional/leadership framework.
  • District sends teachers or administrators to professional learning on topics from the instructional/leadership framework at the Educational Service District (ESD).
  • District sends a team to a Leadership Lab sponsored by OSPI and the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession – CSTP.
  • Teachers meet to create common assessments, analyze data from those assessments and create instructional plans that respond to student learning needs.
  • A group of teachers/principals on Comprehensive evaluations meet monthly to discuss their growth, share successes, and address common challenges.
  • District or school professional learning focuses on a subset of teachers with particular needs, such as those teaching students who are learning English or those selecting a focus on a particular criterion.
  • A teacher whose practice on a particular criterion is distinguished leads a group of colleagues who are concentrating on that criterion on their Focused evaluation.
  • A principal whose practice on a particular criterion is distinguished leads a group of colleagues who are concentrating on that criterion on their Focused evaluation.
  • School provides a roving sub to allow teachers working on a common criterion to observe each other.
  • Principals participate in learning walks to deepen their understanding of the instructional frameworks.
  • School or district sponsors book study for a group of teachers collaborating to learn more about a specific topic for Focused evaluations.
  • Specialists (music, art, PE) meet to develop examples of each of the instructional criteria for their discipline.
  • Teachers of students with disabilities meet with colleagues to develop examples for the instructional criteria for a variety of disabilities.
  • A principal and teacher (or principal and principal evaluator) who are excited about the growth potential of the Focused evaluation process hold their mid-year check-in as a “fishbowl” activity to generate ideas for other interested principals and teachers.

Allowable and Excluded Expenses


Allowable expenses (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019):

  • Release time and travel expenses for educators to attend ESD-sponsored trainings related to the implementation of the district’s TPEP training plan.
  • Release time, registration, and travel expenses for educators to attend the TPEP Best Practices Colloquium/Leadership Labs offered by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and OSPI.
  • Stipends or pay for educators to attend trainings related to the implementation of the district’s TPEP training plan.
  • Substitute teachers/administrators so that educators can attend trainings related to the implementation of the district’s TPEP training plan.
  • Consulting contracts with the instructional framework authors, ESDs, or TPEP Training Providers.
  • Copy and supply expenses to support local evaluation trainings for educators.
  • Publications from the instructional framework authors, (CEL 5D+, Danielson, Marzano) and AWSP Leadership framework are approved. Publications that support a deeper exploration of framework components are contingent upon written approval by the OSPI TPEP Director.

Excluded expenses:

  • Purchase of equipment, technology support, or software. (Contact OSPI TPEP Director for exceptions.)
  • 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, and/or the instructional/leadership frameworks.
  • 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.
  • Expenses before July 1, 2018 or after June 30, 2019.

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


 

   Updated 6/15/2018

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