In performance reviews, student achievement and professional development are addressed independently, administrators and teachers don’t get the full story and aren’t able to maximize teaching outcomes.
As a school-based administrator, I am hardly ever in my office. A highly effective building administrator spends their time in and out of classrooms. Unfortunately, my unscheduled office time is often spent meeting with parents or handling any other incidents requiring a private space.
Want to improve student achievement? Download “5 first steps toward better professional development for teachers” to learn how.
Struggling to retain quality teachers to stay at your school or district? In many cases, personalized professional development (PD) can improve your retention efforts. Watch the video to learn more.
Want to improve student achievement? Start by adapting professional development activities to deliver the learning teachers need and want, so they can improve instructional effectiveness.
The detrimental effects of dropping out of school have been well documented. Let's examine which student-level indicators can be used to predict on-time cohort graduation and how those indicators can be systematically monitored through TalentEds’ Early Warning System.
In Harford County Public Schools, we hold each of our 54 schools accountable for meeting the goals set forth in their School Improvement Plans. Accountability, however, is only one factor in the formula for school improvement. Support is essential, too.
Schools and districts are maximizing professional development (PD) investments — estimated at $18,000 per teacher in some districts — by using technology to manage and measure the impact of teacher evaluations, as well as tailor PD efforts.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools had a mountain of student assessment data that they wanted to use more effectively to influence instruction but the daunting task of managing and analyzing all of the data seemed impossible.
As a math major, I see the beauty in numbers, and, as a teacher, I see the beauty of children. But, as an assistant principal, I see how numbers can paint an illuminating picture for children and how that picture can make all the difference in the world.