Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Education Policy Update Breakfast in Oakland on Dec 9, 2010
Attached are your invitation and RSVP Form for the next PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATION POLICY FORUM in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Continental Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
Program - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Select - University Center - Oakland
Update on Gates Momentum Grant for Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has received a “Momentum” grant from the Gates Foundation to start the consensus-building process to reach agreement on criteria to be used to measure teacher and principal effectiveness, appropriate student growth factors and their weighting in the overall evaluation systems. A Stakeholder Steering Committee is currently working on this project, with the following goals: 1) Determine criteria to be used to measure teacher and principal effectiveness; 2) Develop tools to measure teacher and principal effectiveness and pilot them in participating schools and districts: 3) Develop and pilot professional development module for principals in evaluating teachers and for superintendents in evaluating principals; and 4) Determine the correlation between the teacher and principal effectiveness measures tested and the impact on student growth. Update will be provided by PDE staff and consultant (Sharon Brumbaugh and Terry Barnaby).
While there is no registration fee, seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
You can RSVP on-line at http://www.eplc.org/forum_
westernpa.html or by faxing the attached form back to EPLC.
I hope you will be able to join us.
In addition, please feel free to share this information with colleagues who may like to attend.
The Education Policy and Leadership Center
800 North Third Street, Suite 408
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Thanks to our Sponsors
Western Pennsylvania Regional Breakfast Series – Pennsylvania Education Policy Forum
Association of Pennsylvania State College and
Center for Educational Leadership - University of
Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and
Secondary School Principals
Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units
Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools
Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Services
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Pennsylvania State Education Association