Accountability Convening: Teacher Appraisal Systems for Greater Teaching and Learning

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July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Teacher Appraisal Systems for Greater Teaching and Learning
How it works and looks in a shared and collective accountability environment

July 22, 2015 | 9:00am – 2:00pm Pacific
WestEd | 730 Harrison St. | San Francisco, CA | 94107

1. To discuss how an effective system of evaluation can improve teaching and learning;
2. To discuss what measures and protocols (strategies and tools) can and should be used to support teacher growth and development (highlighting examples of good practice);
3. To discuss measures that can and should be used as accountability measures; and
4. To discuss policies that can support a system of
shared accountability – what it really means and can look like (highlighting examples of states where it is working well).

9:00-9:30 – Coffee and registration

9:30-9:45 – Welcome
Melinda George, President, NCTAF
Glen Harvey, Executive Director, WestEd

9:45-10:15 – High-level research findings about teacher evaluation
Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Teaching & Teacher Education, Stanford University

10:15-11:45 – Panel: California’s example and implications
Invitations pending

11:45-12:00 Break

12:00-12:30 Discussion and working lunch

12:30-1:15 Panel: How should policy support practice?
Margaret Heritage, Senior Scientist with Program Services, WestEd

Paul LeMahieu, Senior Vice President of Programs, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Additional invitations pending

1:15-1:45 Discussion of areas of agreement

1:45-2:00 Wrap-up and next steps
Elizabeth Foster, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, NCTAF

By invitation only.

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