ISSUE 12 3 high-impact ways Phoenix #1 sources quality educators — despite overwhelming [...]
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As a Title I district serving a large number of children from low-income families in the under-funded state of Arizona, leaders at Phoenix Elementary District #1 (Phoenix #1) face many challenges when it comes to placing a quality teacher in every classroom … but they refuse to let those challenges affect their students.
In Part 2, we discussed how to use technology to collect and analyze performance data that align with district priorities. But collecting and analyzing data isn’t enough. District leaders must use the information and insights gained to improve classroom instruction.
In Part 1 of this series, we explained that educators and students realize the true value of performance management when evaluations contribute to a culture of continuous improvement that ultimately advances student achievement … and that means collecting and analyzing meaningful performance data to empower decision-making.
Whether called evaluations, appraisals or assessments, nearly every district in the U.S. and Canada measures educator performance, but few say their efforts result in improved teacher effectiveness.
To improve educator effectiveness, Comal ISD pairs continuous feedback with personalized professional development
Comal Independent School District in Texas has transformed professional development (PD) across the district by personalizing participants’ experiences, while simplifying processes for teachers and administrators.
Hiring teachers quickly is a top priority at rapidly growing Comal Independent School District (ISD) in Texas. But principals know they can’t sacrifice quality just to fill classrooms, so they rely on data to inform their teacher hiring decisions.
It’s no secret that interviews aren’t always the most effective way to evaluate candidates. “Anybody can say anything in an interview,” said Sherry Christian, coordinator of human resources at Niagara Catholic District School Board in Ontario.
Developing a pool of qualified teacher candidates can help districts quickly fill key positions, but in many regions, it’s no easy task.
ISSUE 11 How technology helps Del Mar USD work more efficiently — [...]