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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- A principal whose practice on a particular criterion is distinguished leads
a group of colleagues who are concentrating on that criterion on their Focused
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Consulting contracts, except with the instructional or leadership framework
authors, ESDs, framework trainers, or Learning-Focused Supervision trainers
listed in the TPEP Training
- 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.