Thursday, December 2, 2021

Problem-based learning and PGES

By Lindsey Childers Imagine a classroom that centers on discovery – a classroom that allows students to act as teachers and use the skills they...
Principal Curt Bieger talks briefly with Mandy Young before she starts her 6th-grade mathematics class at Gallatin County Middle School. Bieger was observing her class as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.

Do you see what I see?

Peer, principal observations are key to proposed teacher effectiveness system.

What happens when we connect?

By Brad Clark There are more than 42,000 teachers in the commonwealth. If 25 percent of Kentucky teachers were connected, engaged in the meaningful work...
Assistant General Counsel David Wickersham, acting director of the Division of Next Generation Professionals Amanda Ellis, Associate Commissioner Felicia Cumings Smith and staff assistant Robin Chandler discuss changes in the evaluation guidelines of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting. Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013

KBE reviews educator effectiveness model, names new districts of innovation

Plans for a statewide system of evaluation for Kentucky certified educators culminated in a discussion before the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting...
Second-grade teacher Carolyn Noe, left, reviews the peer observation she did in 1st-grade teacher Sharon Clark’s language arts class at Paint Lick Elementary School (Garrard County). Clark said the observation was very helpful and prepared her for her evaluation with her principal.

Teachers leading the way in shaping evaluation system

A proposed evaluation system focuses on helping teachers improve so they can better educate students.

Peer observation offers a path to growth

By Joseph Harris In the past few years, I’ve come to realize that peer observation is a powerful professional growth avenue for teachers, and it...
Associate Commissioner Dale Winkler and Senior Vice President of the Southern Regional Education Board Gene Bottoms a study of the state's 95 area technology and career technical centers with the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 9, 2014

Board of Education approves educator effectiveness system

At its meeting yesterday the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals and received an update on a new evaluation system for superintendents.

It comes down to trust

By Sarah Yost, NBCT For two years, I’ve served my school in the hybrid role of teacher and lead teacher for English/language arts. I teach...
Lee County Superintendent Jim Evans, second from left, discusses an upcoming district review with Instructional Supervisor Sharon Bush, Special Programs Coordinator Glenna Cummins and Director of Pupil Personnel Ray Shuler.

Superintendent system aims for continuous improvement

Superintendents will join teachers and principals in having a growth and effectiveness system.

Peer observation helps raise our status as educators

By Ryan Mann With this year’s rollout of Kentucky’s new Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES), some of the biggest concerns I’ve heard from...