Save the date! As mentioned in last week’s superintendent mailing, a series of regional informational meetings have been planned over the next several months. These sessions will assist districts in successfully navigating the components of World’s Best Workforce legislation and to create a locally designed and implemented student achievement plan that addresses the needs of all learners in the district through locally developed goals and the implementation of effective strategies and practices designed to improve student achievement.
Please note that additional meeting dates will be announced when arrangements are finalized. Contact the site/organization for registration information.
A detailed toolkit has been created to provide guidance to districts on the requirements and goals of the legislation. This document unpacks the key components of the legislation and offers suggested best practices for development of local plans. Access the World’s Best Workforce toolkit.
All Q Comp districts and charter schools are invited to attend a regional networking session titled, “Back Mapping for Successful Implementation: Planning for a Positive Launch of Locally Developed Teacher Evaluation Programs.”
Audience: Q Comp district and school leadership teams assisting in the design of the locally developed teacher evaluation program.
Participants will meet with other Q Comp districts and schools in the region and learn about successes and challenges in designing a teacher evaluation program that incorporates annual Q Comp performance results. Teams will use concepts from implementation science to develop practice profiles to define their teacher evaluation program core components that can promote greater consistency of use across classrooms, grade levels, programs and schools. This process will provide information to create an implementation plan that identifies areas for piloting new components this school year and use results to continuously improve and finalize the locally developed teacher evaluation model prior to implementation in 2014-15.
Each session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include team planning. Lunch is on your own, and there is no charge to the participant.
Please read the October 23 memorandum from John Bellingham, chair of the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The Minnesota Board of Teaching provides guidance regarding Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.25, Nonlicensed Community Experts; Variance.
The Minnesota Board of Teaching has taken the following licensure actions: