Professional Growth and Effectiveness System

Upcoming school year shaping up to be a busy one with educator effectiveness, new science standards and more

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The 2014-15 school year is upon us, and it’s going to be an exciting and busy school year for Kentucky public school students, educators and parents. Many new and continuing initiatives will require the time and attention of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), school districts, schools and educators. All of these efforts support [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:40:10-05:00August 5, 2014|

GRREC to host PGES event

The Green River Regional Education Cooperative (GRREC) is hosting a Professional Growth and Effectiveness Summit July 24-25 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky. The theme for the event is Game on! The registration deadline is July 11. For more information regarding the event’s agenda, contact Beth Beckham or Amanda Abell at (270) 563-2113 or toll-free at (866) 381-6648.

By |2014-06-18T13:16:38-04:00June 19, 2014|

Board sets course for students’ global competency

Division Director Karen Kidwell and Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis speak to the Kentucky Board of Education about the World Language Program Review.Photo by Amy Wallot, June 4, 2014 At its meeting yesterday, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to move ahead with implementation of the World Language Program Review at the high school level in the 2014-15, with [...]

By |2014-06-05T10:37:07-04:00June 5, 2014|

WKU offers day of professional learning

The School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is hosting a day of professional activities based on the theme Change Your Luck with the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). The 2014 School of Teacher Summer Conference is dedicated to offering professional development, research presented by WKU graduate students, Makererspace engagement activities and practical applications of the Framework for Teaching. The [...]

By |2020-10-14T10:25:05-04:00May 29, 2014|

The angst and anticipation of PGES

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday In order for more students to achieve success by reaching college- and career-readiness standards, we must have a highly effective teacher in every classroom, a highly effective leader in every school, a highly effective leader in every school district, and strong support and guidance from the state through the General Assembly, Kentucky Department of [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:47:38-05:00May 27, 2014|

Learning system requires system that learns

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday To create a great system of learning, you must have a system that learns. This is true at the individual student level, as well as at the teacher, classroom, school, district, and state levels. A student moving through school will be more successful if they have a system that learns. For an individual, this [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:48:17-05:00May 20, 2014|

Student voice matters to my teaching because it matters to my students

Melanie Trowel Recently I received an email that started out like this: Mrs. Trowel, I know we have never met before but I taught many of your former science students last year. They spoke about how much they loved your class many times throughout the school year. Honestly, I felt like I could never measure up to you [...]

By |2014-04-29T09:36:09-04:00April 29, 2014|

A systems approach to education reform

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Kentucky is on the verge of what may be one of the most historic accomplishments that the Kentucky Board of Education has ever undertaken. At the board’s recent meeting, members approved the regulation governing the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System. This regulation implements the recommendations from the Teacher and Principal Effectiveness System steering committees [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:50:18-05:00April 29, 2014|
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