Highlight purpose for PDAS Annual Update Orientation
Commission’s Rules change to add…At least three weeks prior to the first formal observation, all teachers to be appraised under the PDAS shall be provided an annual review of this subchapter and district policy regarding teacher appraisal. Changes in Teacher Appraisal Manualpage 2 – Commissioner letterpages 20-30 – Commissioner’s Rulespages 120-122 – Standard Certificate Renewalpages 124-125 – FAQs for PDAS
Read the Goal. The session should help teachers see a connection between teacher continuous growth and professional development and a link to the appraisal process.The session information is geared towards experienced teachers returning to the campuses and should include materials that cover:- Review of Domains I-VIII,- state and local appraisal policies,- the local appraisal calendar, and information on the requirements for the completion of the Teacher Self-Report Form(s). TSR Section I – page - Also, may include campus guidelines for appraisal process and expectations of teachers.PRESENTER NOTES - Setting expectationsPresenting the PDAS Orientation to returning teachers provides an opportunity to use the PDAS Domains to set expectations and standards for teachers, together as a campus. It helps if you explain that most of the indicators in the eight domains are based on effective teaching practices supported by brain research.There is a connection between the appraisal system and the concept of continuous improvement in classroom performance through learner-focused, data-driven discussions and on-going feedback – from administrators and in PLCs.
Presenter shares that all PDAS and MPDAS documents and policies can be found on the Human Resources website under FORMS and DOCUMENTS. Teachers must be logged into the portal to view.The policies are located in the 2010-2011 Appraisal Implementation Manual – Teachers.The District professional development form will be added later after some revisions and approval by Board.Here is a screen shot of the Human Resource – Forms and Document website [Optional – Navigate live if you have internet access during training].
PDAS framework is based on effective teaching practicesMany education researchers and studies site characteristics of Effective teachers: Harry Wong Doug Lemov, Ron Brandt [Add any research your campus has investigated together]HISD Highly Effective Teacher Study (ASPIRE portal- Conducted by Battelle for Kids)Presenter says, “Think of practices performed by or behaviors of effective teachers? What would effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom and at a campus?[Take popcorn responses based on time]---------------------------------------Background for Presenter:In the 2008–2009 school year, HISD identified a group of more than 60 core teachers in grades 3–8 in math, science, language, reading, and social studies who facilitated the highest levels of student academic growth to engage in a study to learn about their strategies for success. These individuals had the highest average value-added Cumulative Gain Index for two consecutive years based on 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 teacher-level value-added results according to SAS EVAAS® data. The purpose of this Highly Effective Teacher (HET) Study, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted by researchers from Battelle for Kids, was to: Recognize teaching excellence Uncover instructional practices that facilitate high levels of student academic growth Explore ways to support existing professional development pathways Create new pathways to foster and replicate high-leverage practices across the district This study uncovered four recurring themes across each of the subject area groups of highly effective teachers Instruction that Supports and Engages ALL StudentsA Consistent and Predictable Classroom Environment.Child-Centered FocusProfessional Self-Efficacy and Continuous Improvement
Transition slide – Motivational Statement*** Optional: Add graphic from campus photographs and a Motivational statement. ***
Optional Closing Activity to facilitate connection to update content and : New learning affirming current knowledge connections with current practices focus on the goal of PDAS --- to improve student performance through the professional development of teachersAllow teachers to work in collaborative pairs to begin completing the Teachers Self report(s).Presenter says, “Your Teacher Self report is due to ______ by _________ (3 weeks after orientation).”
Professional Development and Appraisal System <br />ANNUAL UPDATE for PDAS and MPDAS<br />2010-2011<br />
<ul><li> To refresh our understanding and application of the Texas appraisal system as we apply it in Houston ISD
To fulfill state requirements of providing an annual PDAS/MPDAS update
To be aware of the 2010-2011 Board approved local calendar and policies.</li></ul>Objectives<br />
Purpose<br />Review PDAS/MPDAS policies and framework<br />Build a common language around teaching expectations and standards<br />Share changes to Teacher Appraisal process<br />Review local policy for 2010-2011 year<br />Share campus administrator’s expectations<br />3<br />
Rationale<br />Commission’s Rules change to add…<br />At least three weeks prior to the first formal observation, all teachers to be appraised under the PDAS shall be provided an annual review of this subchapter and district policy regarding teacher appraisal. <br />Changes in Teacher Appraisal Manual<br />page 2 – Commissioner letter<br />pages 20-30 – Commissioner’s Rules<br />pages 120-122 – Standard Certificate Renewal<br />pages 124-125 – FAQs for PDAS<br />4<br />
The Goal<br />The Goal of PDAS is to “improve student performance through the professional development of teachers.”<br />5<br />
Specific timeline for successful completion</li></li></ul><li>TSR II and III<br /><ul><li>Teacher Self Reports II and III give you an opportunity to give the appraiser additional information about your efforts to improve students’ performance.
Due at least 2 weeks prior to the Summative Conference.
Include a minimum of 45 Professional Development form.</li></li></ul><li>Cumulative Data<br /><ul><li>Written documentation collected regarding job-related teacher performance
In addition to formal observations</li></li></ul><li>Summary Conference<br /><ul><li>Focus on written summative report and related data
Expectation of quality instruction and learning through the end of school</li></li></ul><li>Second Appraisal and Rebuttals<br /><ul><li>Provide a rebuttal at any time receive written documentation.
Request for second appraisal after a written observation summary report or summative annual appraisal report with which the teacher disagrees
File a grievance for dispute resolution</li></li></ul><li>Principal Lead Discussion<br />Introduce Campus Administration<br />Campus Goals and Expectations<br />Teaching and Learning Practices<br />Campus Walk-through Practices<br />Staff Review Process connections<br />Collaboration and Teamwork<br />Mentoring and Peer-Coaching<br />Q/A<br />
Lee High School PDAS Form<br />All Domains are listed<br />Teach Like a Champion<br />
Look forward to a successful year<br />29<br />
Exit Ticket – 3 – 2- 1<br />Three effective practices that we discussed (aligned to the PDAS framework) are …<br /> Two timelines I must honor in the appraisal process (PDAS or MPDAS) are …<br />One way I will keep growing as a professional is …<br />30<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />