Summit 2012 Sessions

WEDNESDAY MORNING GENERAL SESSION

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. General Session

Welcome and Summit Overview

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

Janice Poda, Alan Burke, and Chris Minnich

Onsite Materials:  Chris Minnich's PPT slides.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote

Teaching and Learning Systems: Creating our Future

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

Ramona Pierson

Onsite Materials: Ramona Pierson's PowerPoint slides.  

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Q & A With Ramona Pierson

 
 

WEDNESDAY BREAKOUT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. State Team Breakout Sessions

Transforming Learning for Students, Teachers, and Leaders

STATE TEAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

California Executive Board Room, 3rd floor
Delaware James, 4th floor
Georgia 503
Hawaii 504
Idaho 505
Iowa 506
Kentucky 507
Maine 508
Maryland 509
Massachusetts 510
Michigan 511
Missouri 512
Montana 513
Nebraska 514
Nevada 515
New Hampshire 516
New Jersey Marion, 4th floor
North Carolina 518
Ohio 519
Oregon 520
Utah 521
Washington 522
West Virginia 524
Wisconsin 525 

Engage in a facilitated discussion to identify themes that resonated with you during the keynote and consider how these themes about learning ecosystems connect to your experiences as a change agent.

In this session, state teams will consider how their theory of action can serve them as they plan their journey from the SCEE base camp to the summit of educator effectiveness. Time will be provided to enable each state team to prepare for powerful collaborative cross-state discussions that will occur throughout the Summit. Teams are invited to post their theory of action to the Summit 2012 SCEE collaboration site file cabinet HERE.

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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Informal Table Talk: Coming Together

South and West Rooms, 3rd Floor

This casual lunch-time conversation will give you an opportunity to share with colleagues on your team or across the SCEE network any "a has" you experienced during the morning sessions. There will not be a formal program during lunch.

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1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Teacher Development as a Learning Progression

Implications of New InTASC Tools for Teachers and Leaders

 

Mary Diez, Karen Huffman, Kathleen Paliokas, Irv Richardson, Maria Salazar

Onsite Materials:  InTASC Draft Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource for Ongoing Teacher Development, PowerPoint slides 

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. State Sharing Breakout Sessions

Rolling Up Our Sleeves: Using Theories of Action to Address Problems of Practice

TRIAD ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Group 1: Arkansas, Delaware, and Hawaii (South, 3rd floor)

Group 2: Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia (East Room, 3rd floor)

Group 3: New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Maine (West Room, 3rd floor)

Group 4: Montana, Missouri, and Nebraska (Superior Room, B Level)

Group 5: Kentucky and Michigan (Municipal Room, B Level)

Group 6: Massachusetts, Maryland, and Iowa (Marion Room, 4th floor)

Group 7: Oregon, Washington, and Idaho (Federal Room, B Level)

Group 8: Utah and Nevada (Seneca Room, 4th floor)

Group 9: Wisconsin and New Jersey (James Room, 4th floor)

Group 10: California (Executive Board Room, 3rd floor)


Harness the power of collaborative problem solving by engaging in a lively dialogue with your colleagues from other states.

In this breakout, teams will be grouped in triads and follow a protocol for engaging in collaborative inquiry. The three state teams will take turns sharing their theory of action and presenting a question or challenge facing the team in aligning their work. State team facilitators will guide the group through a process in which the responding states ask probing questions, generate ideas, and contribute to a dynamic discussion that will stretch the thinking of the entire group.

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THURSDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Thursday, May 3, 2012

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Content Workshops #1

AM-1. Evaluating Teachers in Non-Tested Grades and Subjects: Task Force Work to Identify Options

Visions, 28th floor

What options exist for assessments/tools to use in evaluating the student growth of teachers who teach in non-tested grades and subjects? Join the first face-to-face meeting to divide the labor among states to identify options for evaluating teachers in non-tested grades and subjects. Working collaboratively, states will select a non-tested subject or grade to investigate for options states and/or districts may use in evaluating teachers. The task force will work from shared parameters and engage stakeholders in identifying options. After the summit, the task force will meet virtually to accomplish the work.

Moderator: Holly Boffy, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO 

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AM-2. What Are We Learning? A Closer Look at Implementing Growth Models

Federal Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

States are at various stages using growth models as a part of larger accountability systems. Some have considerable experience in piloting teacher and principal evaluation incorporating a growth model while other states are determining which model to use. SCEE members need to explain--and help distinguish--student growth models to various stakeholder groups. What are the various methods states are using to connect student scores over time? How are states beginning to use these methods as they develop growth-based accountability models? What are the overall benefits and limitations?

After addressing those questions, we will take a deeper look at EVASS, Colorado's Growth Model, and the use of growth percentiles. An expert panel will engage with participants as states describe their plans for using growth-based accountability systems and offer guidance and feedback regarding the issues they are confronting.

Session attendees will gain an understanding of the various models being used by states and engage in a discussion on the practical, psychometric and policy decisions states need to make when considering what student growth model to use. They will leave with ideas for addressing the implementation opportunities and challenges that arise when rolling out a state-wide growth-based accountability system.

Presenters: Deborah Jonas, Executive Director of Research and Strategic Planning, Virginia Department of Education

Richard Wenning, President, RJW Advisors, Former Colorado Associate Commissioner of Education

John White, Senior Manager of Value-Added Research and Development, SAS Institute

Moderator: Mary-Dean Barringer, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: (It is suggested that these PowerPoint slides are reviewed prior to the workshop as the presenters will only be reviewing them briefly.) Richard Wenning's slides, Accountability 2.0: Next-Generation Design & Performance. John White's slides, Key Considerations for Implementing a Fair and Reliable Model for Accountability and Educator Evaluation  

Onsite Materials: Jonas PowerPoint slides

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AM-3. Creating Effective Evaluation Systems: Legal Implications of Next Generation Evaluations

South Room, 3rd floor 

As states move toward designing evaluation systems to inform HR decisions, what should states be doing in the design and pilot stages to proactively avert legal challenges? What are states already facing by way of challenges to their systems and how can this help other states design quality systems? This session will build upon SCEE's Legal Defensibility webinar and follow-up Expert Discussion Session by providing an update on lessons learned in the past few months, and giving participants an opportunity to ask more specific questions about their system designs, and to play with ideas for how to build knowledge about legal defensibility into their design processes.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: Please come to the session with at least a basic overview of your state's evaluation system design handy, which you will refer to during a small-group work session in the middle of the session. This session will build off of the December 13, SCEE webinar on legal defensibility; to prepare, you may wish to watch that webinar and read the webinar Live Chat transcript and the December 19 Expert Discussion. Pages 1-5 of Legal Implications for Next Generation Teacher and Leader Evaluations provide another optional pre-reading.

Presenters: Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor, United States Department of Education

Scott Palmer, Co-Founder and Partner, EducationCounsel

Moderator: Circe Stumbo, President, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

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AM-4. Exploring the InTASC Draft Learning Progressions for Teachers in More Depth

Seneca Room, 4th floor

This breakout session will further explore the Draft InTASC Learning Progressions for Teachers. Members of the InTASC drafting committee will solicit feedback from participants about the clarity of the progressions; whether or not they sufficiently differentiate across the levels of performance; and, whether or not the suggested professional learning is sufficient. Possible uses and development at the pre-service level will also be discussed.

Suggested Pre-readings/Resources: Please review the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards in preparation for this session.

Presenters: Mary Diez, Dean, Alverno College of Education

Curtis Linton, Co-Owner, School Improvement Network

Irv Richardson, Coordinator, Public Education and School Support, NEA-New Hampshire

Maria Salazar, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Morgridge College of Education

Kendyll Stansbury, Assessment Specialist, Stanford University

Moderator: Kathleen Paliokas, Program Director, InTASC, CCSSO

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AM-5. State Policy Implications from Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students: Implementing the Common Core

Superior Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

As states roll out multiple new initiatives such as college- and career-ready standards, educator effectiveness systems, data systems, and soon new student assessments, they must acknowledge the significant role professional learning plays in preparing educators for their responsibilities related to each initiative. State policies regarding professional learning, however, are not always aligned or supportive of the practices educators wish to implement. In this session, participants will examine a framework for a comprehensive professional learning system and hear how two states, Kentucky and New Hampshire, are thinking about their own policies in relationship to the framework.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources:  Please come to the session with a basic overview of Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning and the Quick Reference Guide

Onsite Materials: Powerpoint slides from New Hampshire

Presenters: Felicia Cumings Smith, Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education

Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward

Joellen Killion, Senior Adviser, Learning Forward

Karen Soule, Division of Program Support Administrator, Bureau of Credentialing, New Hampshire Department of Education

Moderator: Terry Janicki, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO 

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AM-6. Piloting Evaluation Systems: What Implementation Research Reveals for Effective Design

East Room, 3rd floor

As states are preparing to pilot new evaluation systems, how can the pilots be designed to improve the chances of going to scale? Participants will learn about how to design pilots with an eye toward rapid-cycle improvements that support innovation and planning for scale. Hear from a state agency that has been working on capacity and infrastructure improvements in order to build effective feedback loops into their processes. Bring your own plans for pilots and spend time thinking about how the lessons from the session can inform your own processes.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: As you prepare for this session, you may wish to view the February 14 SCEE webinar on implementation and read the Implementation section of the SCEE ESEA Flexibility Toolkit.

Onsite Materials: PowerPoint Presentation slides
 

Presenters: Colleen Mileham, Assistant Superintendent, Oregon Department of Education

Barbara Sims, Associate Director, National Implementation Research Network

Moderator: Deb Hansen, Senior Policy Analyst, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

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AM-7. Developing and Implementing a Strategic Communications Plan Aligned to Your Policy Objectives

Municipal Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

How do you incorporate educator effectiveness into your SEA's campaign to reform education? This session will provide an overview of the components of a strategic communications plan with a focus on ensuring that key audiences do not lose sight of the ultimate purpose for shifting to new methods of measuring educator effectiveness. Then two state communications directors will discuss how they have incorporated educator effectiveness into their broader education reform communications efforts.

Presenters: Liza Cordeiro, Executive Director, Communications Office, West Virginia Department of Education

Kate Dando, Director of Communications, CCSSO

Paul Ferrari, Communications Manager, CCSSO

Michael Sponhour, Executive Director of Communications and Outreach, Ohio Department of Education

Moderator: Kate Dando, Director of Communications, CCSSO

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Onsite Materials: Michael Sponhour's PPT, handout, and worksheet


 
AM-8. What Are We Learning? District Insight on Supporting Principal Effectiveness

Marion Room, 4th floor

How do we prepare, support, and retain principals in light of the many demands on their time to implement the Common Core, support teacher professional growth, and effectively evaluate teacher instructional practice? What kind of tools, processes, organizational structures and practices are available that can help principals effectively evaluate teachers and be strong instructional leaders? What recommendations can districts provide to their SEAs to further support principal effectiveness? Explore what districts in the Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative are doing to prepare and support their principals' instructional leadership skills.

Pipeline Districts and Members of the Wallace Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Professional Learning Community will share some of their recent findings pertaining to best practices and lessons learned. Session attendees will acquire viable solutions to principal capacity issues and develop solutions to persistent challenges that they can apply to their own state context.

Presenters: Tricia McManus, Manager of Leadership Training and Professional Development, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Rashidah Morgan, Director of Leadership Strategy, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Peter Winograd, Director, University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research
 
Moderator:
Mary Canole, Consultant on School Leadership, Education Workforce, CCSSO 

Onsite Materials: PowerPoint slides 

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AM-9. Principal and Leader Effectiveness: Aligning School Leadership Standards

James Room, 4th floor

From leading school-level implementation of the common core standards to the support and evaluation of teachers, school leaders sit at the crossroads of a multitude of district and state initiatives. Given their ultimate responsibility for the success of the school, how can districts and states create coherent and aligned principal effectiveness systems that are mutually reinforcing and provide a clear focus for school leader success?

During this session, we will consider the fundamental role of the principal and how states can create alignment across a variety of standards and their respective assessments-including school leadership standards, preparation program standards, and the common core -to reinforce leadership behaviors that drive increases in teacher effectiveness and improved outcomes for students. States will consider the leadership trajectory from evaluating preparation programs to strong processes for initial certification and hiring to strong systems of evaluation and support.

On-Site Materials: Principal Preparation Standards Handout
 
Presenters: Benjamin Fenton, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, New Leaders

Jackie Gran, Chief Policy and Partnerships Officer, New Leaders

Moderator: Peter McWalters, CCSSO consultant, former Commissioner of Education, RI

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10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. State Team Breakout Sessions

Individual Team Time to Debrief and Meet the Experts

Meet with your state colleagues to share what you learned in the content workshop you participated in during the morning and hear about key concepts from the sessions your colleagues attended.

Knowledge gained in the content workshops will enhance discussions in this breakout session about potential ways to enhance each state's theory of action. Participants will be encouraged to use this time to discuss implications for their work and consider what the expert presenters had to say about challenges and barriers, as well as potential solutions.

During this breakout, the expert presenters featured in the content workshops will be available to meet with individual teams to answer questions and engage in consultative discussions pertaining to educator workforce issues.

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12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keynote

The Complexity of Teaching

Michelle Shearer, 2011 National Teacher of the Year

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2:15-3:30 p.m. Content Workshops #2

PM-1. Evaluating Teachers in Non-Tested Grades and Subjects: An Overview of How States are Conquering the Issue and What Needs to be Addressed

South Room, 3rd floor 

How are states evaluating student growth of teachers who teach in non-tested grades and subjects? Participants will explore the various strategies states are employing to evaluate student growth of teachers who teach in NTGS. Participants will also understand the complexity of the issues that need to be addressed as states begin work in this area or reflect on work in progress.

Presenters: Robin Gelinas, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Counsel

Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor, United States Department of Education

Linda Rogers, Associate Secretary for the Teaching and Learning Branch, Delaware Department of Education

Chris Woolard, Policy, Research and Evaluation Manager, Ohio Department of Education,

Moderator: Holly Boffy, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO

Onsite Materials: Gelinas PowerPoint slides

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PM-2. Capitol Scene: Federal Legislative Update

Visions, 28th floor

What is the federal role related to improving educator effectiveness? How are issues of teacher and school leader preparation, growth, support, and evaluation being considered in federal legislation or administrative action? How might ESEA waivers impact ESEA reauthorization and what future might we predict for evaluation systems within ESEA? How will forthcoming rules on accountability for teacher preparation programs impact state reform work on educator effectiveness?

Participants will get the latest update on action underway or on the horizon in Congress and in the U.S. Department of Education and will engage in action planning on how federal legislative activity might be a component of the work of state SCEE teams.

Presenters: Adam Ezring, Senior Advocacy Associate, CCSSO

Moderator: Circe Stumbo, President, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

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PM-3. Creating Effective Evaluation Systems: Preparing Principals to Observe and Evaluate Teacher Practice

Municipal Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

How do we approach the design of training programs that prepare principals for their increased responsibility for observing teacher practice to inform growth plans and evaluation? What are the features of solid assessor training programs that guide how to use the data and information from observations of teacher practice? How do you guard against bias? Is it possible to design and administer a state-wide process of "certifying" observers to enhance inter-rater reliability? How are principal leadership programs preparing school leaders for the new demands of teacher support and evaluation?

Learn from the experiences of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards designing and implementing programs to train assessors for complex performances of teaching practice. Gain insight into how the NYC Leadership Academy is addressing this aspect of principal practice through professional development support. Leave with a list of considerations and trade-offs to use as you design or refine your state's evaluator training programs.

Suggested Pre-Reading/Resource: As you prepare, you may wish to review this white paper: Teacher Evaluator Training & Certification: Lessons Learned from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project.   

Presenters: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Contractors: Chris LaFrenz, Manager, Assessor Training, Iowa National Board Certified Teacher, and Daisy Vickers, Director, Performance Scoring, Assessment & Information, Pearson

Kathleen Narduak, Executive Vice President, Strategic Programs NYC Leadership Academy

Moderator: Mary-Dean Barringer, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO

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PM-4. Principal and Leader Evaluation: Using Multiple Measures to Drive Performance that Transforms Teaching and Learning

Seneca Room, 4th floor

How do states and districts develop valid and reliable principal evaluations that build capacity and measure the impact of educational leaders on teacher practice and student learning? Learn from district and state leaders that have developed principal evaluation systems that include measures of student achievement data, 360-degree feedback, local goals, and other indicators of leadership effectiveness. In addition, acquire strategies to ensure that principals receive the differentiated training and professional development needed to grow as educational leaders. Session attendees will gain new strategies and ideas on how to build or enhance their current principal evaluation system with multiple measures and will gain information on the implementation of differentiated professional development initiatives to drive leadership performance that transforms teaching and learning.

Presenters: Hardin Daniel, Vice President of Assessment, Discovery Education

Keith Everson, Director of Evaluation, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Tricia McManus, Manager of Leadership Training and Professional Development, Hillsborough County Public Schools:

Jackie Wilson, Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

Moderator: Mary Canole, Consultant on School Leadership, Education Workforce, CCSSO

Onsite Materials: Daniel PowerPoint, Everson PowerPoint, McManus PowerPoint and Wilson PowerPoint slides. Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4

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PM-5. State Actions and Strategies to Spark Transformation in Teacher Preparation: Teaching Performance Assessment in the Balance -Tensions and Opportunities

Superior Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

Panelists will engage participants around three major themes:

1) Balancing accountability (rigor, standardization, reliability) for licensure with opportunities for teacher education improvement/renewal/inquiry. What about alternative routes?

2) Implementation costs in tight budget times -How to scale up? What does it cost at scale? Who pays? Who scores? Costs and benefits of local and external scoring

3) Implementation Impact on P-12 contexts - What is the role of P-12 partners? Alignment with P-12 Evaluation Systems? Connections to Common Core?

Participants will leave with a list of considerations and trade-offs to use in designing or refining state teacher preparation program policies.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: As you prepare, you may wish to review these two documents: "Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching," by Linda Darling-Hammond, and Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers, an NCATE publication.

Presenters: Peter McWalters, Consultant, Educator Effectiveness and State Policy, CCSSO

Mary Sandy, Executive Director, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director, Washington Professional Educator Standards Board

Andrea Whittaker, Director, TPAC, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity

Moderator: Deanna Hill, Senior Policy Analyst, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

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PM-6. Paying Attention to and Leveraging Induction

East Room, 3rd floor

Liam Goldrick, Policy Director at the New Teacher Center, will discuss elements of comprehensive induction policy for new teachers and highlight findings from a recently released New Teacher Center report titled "Review of State Policies on Teacher Induction" that examines state-level policy on teacher induction. Panelists will respond to the presenter's interpretations and observations. Participants will have opportunity to discuss policy issues related to educator induction state policy.

Participants will leave this session with a new lens through which to think about their systems for educator induction as they prepare action plans on Friday.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: As you prepare for this session, you may wish to review the following documents:

• National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) discussion guide titled Teacher Induction Programs: Improving State Systems for Supporting New Teachers.

• New Teacher Center's Review of State Policies on Teacher Induction provides a comprehensive look at induction policies in each of the 50 states. 

• New Teacher Center's state policy summary map. Check out your state!

Presenter: Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy, New Teacher Center

Panelists: Julia Simmerer, Director, Ohio Department of Education

Moderator: Irv Richardson, Coordinator, Public Education and School Support, NEA-New Hampshire

Onsite Materials: Goldrick PowerPoint slides 

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PM-7. Making the Case for Your Educator Evaluations through Communications

Federal Room, Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

How do we make the case for educator evaluations? Building public support for the reform taken on by state education agencies is critical for achieving state policy objectives. Panelists will discuss strategies to consider when increasing awareness and influencing public opinion to successfully implement educator evaluator systems. Panelists will explore what common messages states should be sending to pave the way for educator evaluation reform.

Presenters: Andy Plattner, President, Plattner Communications

Lynn Olson, Senior Program Officer for U.S. Programs, Education, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Michael Sponhour, Executive Director of Communications and Outreach, Ohio Department of Education

Moderator: Janice Poda, Strategic Initiative Director, Education Workforce, CCSSO

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PM-8. States' Roles in Professional Learning

Marion, 4th floor

In this session participants will roll up their sleeves and join into a work group to describe what state education agencies do to support effective professional learning. In essence, they will develop the "learning progressions" for SEA staff related to effective professional learning. The working session will give participants an opportunity to preview some of Learning Forward's new Innovation Configuration Maps for the Standards for Professional Learning and to use those to describe the core responsibilities and variations or progressions for the SEA's role related to the standards.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources:  Please come to the session with a basic overview of Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning and the Quick Reference Guide

Onsite Materials: Powerpoint slides

Presenters: Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward

Joellen Killion, Senior Adviser, Learning Forward

Moderator:  Deb Hansen, Senior Policy Analyst, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

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PM-9. What Are We Learning? Lessons from Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project

James Room, 2nd floor

Upon review of the MET findings, how can states reflect on what they might now focus on in their teacher evaluation system?

Sarah Buhayar of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will present on three themes: (1) an overview of MET key findings; (2) what she believes are findings that policy makers should be taking note of; and (3) how she thinks these findings should be impacting the design and refinement of state teacher evaluation systems. Panelists will respond to the presenter's interpretations and observations and also answer the question, how do they think these findings should be impacting the design and refinement of state teacher evaluation system?

Participants will leave this session with specific strategies, tasks or tools to address work underway as they prepare action plans on Friday.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: In preparation for the session, participants will want to read the following: Learning About Teaching; Gathering Feedback for Teaching; and Learning About Teaching Policy Brief

Presenters: Sarah Buhayar, Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderator: Terry Janicki, Educator in Residence, Education Workforce, CCSSO

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PM-10. Data Quality: Using Data to Maximize Teacher Effectiveness

West Room, 3rd floor 

Data constitute a key component in ensuring educator effectiveness. Many states are now using data, including the performance of students, to improve the pipeline from preparation to evaluation and ongoing professional learning. States can overcome remaining barriers to implementing quality systems to prepare and support effective educators by connecting the policy and data conversations within the state.

Participants will gain insight into the multiple ways that the use of student achievement data has entered into the educator effectiveness agenda, the best practices and policies that have emerged, and the challenges and infrastructure needs that accompany the collection and use of data.

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: As you prepare for this session, you may wish to review the document Using Data to Improve Teacher Effectiveness: A Primer for State Policymakers.

Presenter: Aimee Guidera, Executive Director, Data Quality Campaign

Moderator: Valerie Nyberg, Policy Analyst, West Wind Education Policy Inc., and Consultant, CCSSO/SCEE

Onsite Materials: Handout

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3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. State Team Breakout Session

Individual Team Time to Debrief and Meet the Experts

State Team Room Assignments

This state team breakout session again will enable you to again share what was discussed in the second set of content breakout sessions and meet with experts.

FRIDAY SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Friday, May 4, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. State Team Breakout Sessions

State Team Breakout Session

State Team Room Assignments

Join your team members in planning future actions. Facilitators will support state teams to use an action planning protocol to establish specific plans that will accomplish the strategies identified in your theory of action. Discussions in this session will help SCEE members to synthesize what was learned at the Summit, identify preliminary steps to take after the Summit, and document decisions made about actions needed.

This final team breakout session will help all participants to reflect on their experience at the SCEE base camp and to prepare for the closing session and Summit wrap-up.

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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote

Preparing Teachers Who are Classroom-Ready and Principals Who Are Leader-Ready

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Keynote

Transforming Educator Preparation

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level 

Linda Darling-Hammond shares insights into transforming the preparation of teachers and school leaders. 

Suggested Pre-Readings/Resources: Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching and Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: A Background Paper for Policy Makers.

Onsite Materials:  Linda Darling-Hammond's PPT slides. 

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel and Discussion

Transforming Educator Preparation 

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level 

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel and Discussion

Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Courtyard Ballroom, B Level

Please complete a quick and important EVALUATION of Friday's activities.

 

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