The role of student growth in teacher evaluations is a big topic of concern for educators – and it’s also the focus of an important webinar happening this Wednesday at 4 p.m. The 60-minute session is the second in a six-part webinar series that can be used toward SCECH requirements.
This session of the free webinar series will answer frequently asked questions: What are the state benchmarks for demonstrating student growth as part of the evaluation process? What assessments can be used to measure student learning? Am I allowed to include locally developed assessments, and what grades and subjects does state assessment data cover?
Participants who complete three or more of the six sessions will receive State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) to use toward certification renewal. The webinar series aims to empower educators to take ownership of their evaluations.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has developed the webinar with input from the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council, which includes many MEA members.
Future webinar topics will include information about:
- How to unpack and translate frameworks into classroom observables and “look-fors”
- Evidence sources and artifacts of deliberate practice
- Building capacity through teacher-led instructional rounds
- Formative assessment of growth plan progress
- Preparing for end of cycle summative evaluation
MEA has been collaborating with MDE to develop field trainings for teachers coping with new evaluation tools and requirements in the past two years.
For more information about the webinar, contact Joe Priest at 517.241.1886 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.