Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CIITS Educator Development Suite coming

Starting in April, educators will have new functionality in the Continuous Instructional Improvement Development System (CIITS). A new Educator Development tab that provides access...
Eighth-grade student Abbi Gullett writes an informative piece about irony during Michelle Devine's language arts class at North Washington Elementary School (Washington County). Last year students filled out a survey and revealed that most found Devine’s class challenging but didn’t feel like they had a lot of choice.

Student voice: ‘It’s not a popularity contest’

Student survey responses are a valuable way for teachers to reflect on their effectiveness.
Jennifer Howard, right, helps students in her geometry class at Magoffin County High School. With the proposed Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), she said she is working on telling less and questioning more. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 9, 2013

Reflective practice, professional growth a cyclical path to improvement in PGES

Teachers’ self-reflection and professional growth plans work together in PGES.
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.

Teacher effectiveness study likely to influence Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System

The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a three-year study designed to determine how to best identify and promote great teaching, has released its...
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.
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Teacher-, principal-effectiveness system beginning to take shape

Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Evaluation System will use multiple measures to rate teacher and principal effectiveness.