December 2011 Issue
November 20, 2011

Comprehensive training offered for NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source: NYSUT United

The NYSUT Education & Learning Trust offers comprehensive training and ongoing support for districts implementing the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric: the "Stakeholder Academy" and the "Evaluator Academy."

The Stakeholder Academy is a free, two-day interactive session designed to prepare support teams in rolling out the teacher practice rubric to colleagues. Topics include: New York State Teaching Standards, evaluation process, educators' roles, rubric implementation and evidence collection.

The Evaluator Academy includes five days of intensive training, intended for administrators and peer evaluators in districts adopting the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric. Participants will develop skills to objectively evaluate and effectively communicate with practitioners in an unbiased way about their professional practice. Topics include: the observation process, inter-rater reliability, alignment of evidence with the teacher practice rubric, accurate assessment of teacher practice and articulation of provided evidence.

Training will be offered statewide. Visit the Education & Learning Trust's My Learning Plan website to find dates and availability in your region.

In addition, NYSUT regional offices are offering three-hour trainings on what rank-and-file members need to know about the new Annual Professional Performance Review, the state's new teaching standards, and the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric. Some sessions are in partnership with local teacher centers. Check the regional office schedule on the TED web page.