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2017 PASCD Evaluation Academy (Berks IU 14)
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The PASCD Evaluation Academy targets superintendents, principals, and supervisors who evaluate teachers using the PDE Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Act 82-1 evaluation. The academy will teach effective methods for evidence-based evaluation, teacher improvement plans, teacher dismissal, and developing a district plan for teacher remediation/dismissal. The PASCD Evaluation Academy is PDE PIL approved for Act 45 credit. Participants will receive 40 Act 45 or Act 48 hours.

10/6/2017 to 12/11/2017
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Berks County Intermediate Unit (IU 14)
1111 Commons Blvd
Reading, Pennsylvania  19612
United States
Contact: Deanna Mayers

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Target Audience:

The Evaluation Academy is designed for administrators and supervisors who are responsible for the evaluation of teachers using the PDE Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Model (Act 82). The Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Model is based on the work of Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practice. The academy will equip those who evaluate teachers with the knowledge of classroom data collection processes, use of the data to inform evaluation, and then using evaluation to 



Program Topics:

  • Application of the research used in the Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Use of different artifacts to substantiate multiple measures for evaluating teacher performance
  • Evaluation of model district policy and date-based procedures related to teacher evaluation
  • Conducting conferences with marginal and failing teachers; procedures and techniques
  • Developing an understanding of the Title 22-Act 82
  • Developing a dismissal procedure
  • The steps of the dismissal procedure including due process


Day 1:  7 Hours

  • Impact of teacher effectiveness on multiple measures of student achievement
  • Apply research from the Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Utilize and assess a variety of collected artifacts in order to substantiate multiple measures for evaluation of teacher performance

Day 2:  7 Hours

  • Distinction between a model and ineffective district district dismissal plan and procedures
  • Potential responses to address poor teacher performance
  • Creating a defensible and appropriate teacher improvement plan
  • Conferencing with a proficient, marginal or failing teacher


Day 3:  7 Hours

  • Adhering to PA legal requirements to ensure due process
  • Addressing poor student achievement in relation to individual teacher deficiencies 
  • Discussion and evaluation of participant's district model

Questions:   Any questions, please contact Dr. Robert L. Williams, Evaluation Committee Chair—