Wilkes County Schools- K12 PE Staff DevelopmentSuccessfully Understanding Your Performance ExpectationNOVEMBER 6, 2012
NC TEACHER EVALUATION KEY CONCEPTS: During your post conference, one of the goals is for you to self-reflect. You should walk away with the feeling that you can do this. You should know the expectation. If not, you should ask. You should walk away with several concepts that you need to focus on. How could you have made this lesson better? You should not be keeping piles of documentation, however, should be able to justify your performance.
CONT. So what does it mean to be developing, proficient, accomplished, or distinguished? Let’s look closer at each at the key words of each standard and focus on “proficient”
STANDARD 1A Keywords: Teachers lead in the classroom: taking responsibility, preparing students for life after school, communicating your vision to the students, using data and various types of assessments to evaluate progress, establishing a safe and orderly classroom
Standard 1A (Examples):- What actions can you show that you treatstudents just like they were your own in helpingthem prepare for the future? (What evidence canyou show that you have bent over backwards toassist your students?) Tutoring on your own,student conferences, sending home grade reportsfrequently, parent contacts, conversations withother teachers,- Students should be highly engaged with the teacher being the facilitator.- You should have evidence of data collection that reflects: daily, unit, benchmark, and summative assessments. Formative assessment should be a regular practice.
STANDARD 1A Preparation and planning should be a focus. Your plans should be differentiated and address all student needs. Should include: global awareness, 21st century skills, literacy, technology, etc. Students should know your expectations, procedures should be in place, strategies should be in place to manage the class, orderly, etc.
STANDARD 1B Keywords: teachers working collaboratively, PLC’s, analyzing all data sources, providing input about the school budget and staff development, input on hiring decisions. 1B indicators (examples):- Working and getting along with other teachers- Serving on a variety of school based teams and committee’s such as your school SIT team or leadership team, athletic task force, etc.
STANDARD 1B Assisting in the hiring of new teachers (Ask to be a part of this process) Mentoring new teachers Participating in PLC’s or creating your own among your PE department Know your school improvement plan and know how you can contribute to achieving those goals
STANDARD 1B Getting along with others, being a team player Completing task asked by your principal that contributes to the vision of the school Writing or implementing grants Seeking community partnerships to achieve school goals
STANDARD 1C Keywords: Striving to improve the teaching profession, contribute to positive working conditions, promoting professional growth. 1C indicators (examples):- Maintaining a positive attitude. “Maintains” does not mean just part of the time- Embracing change- Embracing staff development opportunities- Belonging to professional organizations
STANDARD 1D Keywords: Advocate for positive change in policies and practices that affect student learning, implementing these practices. Standard 1D (examples)- Keeping up with current educational trends and research- Leading other teachers in these ideas- Always looking for ways to improve your teaching
STANDARD 1E Keywords: ethical principals of honesty, integrity, fair treatment, and respect to others. Standard 1E (Examples)- Understanding the Code of Ethics for North Carolina educators- Demonstrating this behavior
REFLECTION Take 5 minutes at your table to reflect on what we have just discussed. Standard 1, “Where would you rate this teacher activity?”
STANDARD 2A Keywords: positive, nurturing environment, building relationships with students. Inviting, respectful, supportive, classroom. Standard 2A (Examples):- You “know” all your students and are able to make a connection with your students- Positive relationships with your students- Inviting classroom, clean/organized classroom
STANDARD 2B Keywords: demonstrate that you know the cultures in your classroom and their history, materials and activities contribute to different cultures Standard 2B (Examples):- Creating a classroom that promotes diversity- Creating a classroom where others respect those that disagree
STANDARD 2C Keywords: “Maintain” high expectations that includes graduating from high school, value contributions of students Standard 2C (Examples): Not holds, but communicates high expectations, provides support for those expectations.
STANDARD 2D Keywords: Adapting your teaching for students with special needs, collaborating with support specialist. Every student has needs. You are not just focusing on EC students with this standard. Standard 2D (Examples): “Specialist” is anyone that helps a teacher better understand the needs of their students- Using researched based practices to meet theneeds of your students (May need to seekassistance in this area)
STANDARD 2E Keywords: Working collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of students. Standard 2E (Examples): Here you are not just responding to phone calls and other ways of communication, but you are leading the communication with the home and other resource opportunities.
REFLECTION Take 5 minutes at your table to reflect on what we have just discussed. Standard 2, “Where would you rate this teacher activity?”
STANDARD 3A-3D Keywords: Investigate content standards, rigorous curriculum, relevant instruction, literacy skills, knowing your subject beyond the required content, vertical alignment, and 21st Century skills. Standard 3A (Examples):- Aligned instruction with the NCSCS- Knowing what comes before and after your curriculum
STANDARD 3A-3D Making the content relevant: Are students working in groups? Problem solving? Properly prepared with a differentiated lesson plan Understanding how to make connections between the students and the content. (You want to inspire them to investigate the content outside class on their own)
REFLECTION Take 5 minutes at your table to reflect on what we have just discussed. Standard 3, “Where would you rate this teacher activity?”
STANDARD 4A Keywords: You know how students think and learn, understanding the things that influence student learning, and differentiate instruction accordingly. Standard 4A (Examples):- Teacher is constantly learning about new educational research. (How are you doing that now?)- Teachers have personal relationships with students so that they know how factors outside school affect their learning- Reflecting daily on your lessons. What resources will I include to help meet the needs of students who did not master the objective taught?
STANDARD 4B Keywords: Collaboration with colleagues to create short and long-term plans. Understands that plans must be consistently monitored and adjusted for student learning. Standard 4B (Examples)- Detailed lesson plans- Creating unit plans that have: learning targets, criteria for success- Uses formal assessment strategies to adjust instruction.
STANDARD 4C Keywords: Choosing the most appropriate resources and methods to facilitate the instruction. Standard 4C (Examples):- Consistently mixing up the instruction- You should be able to tell the observer why are doing a certain activity and why you are using certain resources. How did you select those resources?
STANDARD 4D Keywords: Uses technology to maximize student learning Standard 4D (Examples) How can technology be used to maximize student learning to:- Learn content?- Think creatively?- Solve problems?- Use information?- Communicate?- Collaborate?
STANDARD 4E Keywords: Encouraging students to ask questions, be creative thinkers, think critically, process knowledge, and draw conclusions. Standard 4E (Examples):- Lesson plans need to reflect the Revised Blooms Taxonomy. (Don’t get stuck doing what you have always done. Evaluate your lesson plans.
STANDARD 4F Keywords: The teaching of the importance of cooperation and collaboration. Standard 4F (Examples):- Organizing students for a “purpose” in the classroom- Helping students develop cooperation, collaboration, and student leadership skills? (This cannot happen if students don’t have the opportunity)
STANDARD 4G Keywords: Effective communication Standard 4G (Examples):- Proper notification to students and parents of performance, expectations, events, deadlines, etc.- Make sure to proof read documents before sending home- Students should be able to talk and share ideas/reflect. Planned in the lesson.- Student presentations should be a must
STANDARD 4H Keywords: Using assessment to determine growth and evaluation. Assessing 21st century skills. Standard 4H (Examples):- Using formative assessment daily- Determining places in your unit plans where you are going to give benchmark assessments- Providing evidence in lesson plans that the data has been collected and that you are making adjustments to instruction. Data is driving instruction.
REFLECTION Take 5 minutes at your table to reflect on what we have just discussed. Standard 4, “Where would you rate this teacher activity?”
STANDARD 5A-5C Keywords: Systematic thinking about learning, professional development, understanding that change is constant, considering new ways to be a better teacher. Standard 5A-5C (Examples)- Evidence that you are reflecting- Actively participating in professional development (Will always gain nuggets of information)- When faced with a learning situation, you investigate what the research says.
REFLECTION Take 5 minutes at your table to reflect on what we have just discussed. Standard 5, “Where would you rate this teacher activity?”