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Teacher Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

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Jessica Cuthbertson

The classroom whisperer: How I learned (the hard way) to shut up and listen

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Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:00 am by Jessica Cuthbertson

What happens when a teacher loses her voice? She gains valuable insights about her students and teaching methods. As featured by Jenny Brundin on Colorado Public Radio show "Colorado Matters," April 3, 2013.

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Ali Wright

The math standards and moving beyond the worksheet

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Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:00 am by Ali Wright

When I started teaching algebra 12 years ago, I was given a textbook, a day-by-day plan listing the sections in the textbook that I was expected to teach, and a roster of students. I attended various trainings the summer before about state assessments, technology, and special education laws, and boom! I was off and running.

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Mona Hedrick

Forces and Newton’s laws of motion (ICCS reflection)

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Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm by Mona Hedrick

Mona observed: “The open-ended report-writing format forces students to think about different report-writing schemes and evaluate them for their effectiveness in communicating the results. At the technical level, it forces the students to think deeply about the data analysis process and the interpretation of the results, in contrast to merely churning out numbers using a calculator.” Read more of Mona’s reflections.

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Find ways to improve evaluation systems and professional learning.   

  • Discuss measures of effectiveness and student growth.
  • Identify how schools could better tap into and spread teaching expertise (e.g., peer review).
  • Partner with others to advocate for change.

Practicing, preservice, and retired teachers welcome.

School Redesign

School Redesign

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Resources

Jessica Cuthbertson

The classroom whisperer: How I learned (the hard way) to shut up and listen

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Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:00 am by Jessica Cuthbertson

What happens when a teacher loses her voice? She gains valuable insights about her students and teaching methods. As featured by Jenny Brundin on Colorado Public Radio show "Colorado Matters," April 3, 2013.

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Ali Wright

The math standards and moving beyond the worksheet

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Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:00 am by Ali Wright

When I started teaching algebra 12 years ago, I was given a textbook, a day-by-day plan listing the sections in the textbook that I was expected to teach, and a roster of students. I attended various trainings the summer before about state assessments, technology, and special education laws, and boom! I was off and running.

Read More…

Mona Hedrick

Forces and Newton’s laws of motion (ICCS reflection)

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Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm by Mona Hedrick

Mona observed: “The open-ended report-writing format forces students to think about different report-writing schemes and evaluate them for their effectiveness in communicating the results. At the technical level, it forces the students to think deeply about the data analysis process and the interpretation of the results, in contrast to merely churning out numbers using a calculator.” Read more of Mona’s reflections.

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Share bold ideas about transforming schools.

  • Discuss everything from hybrid roles to teacher prep to how schools use time and staff.
  • Identify relevant research and promising examples.     
  • Launch efforts to drive change, locally and nationally.

 Practicing, preservice, and retired teachers welcome.

Innovative Leadership

Innovative Leadership

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Resources

Jessica Cuthbertson

The classroom whisperer: How I learned (the hard way) to shut up and listen

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Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:00 am by Jessica Cuthbertson

What happens when a teacher loses her voice? She gains valuable insights about her students and teaching methods. As featured by Jenny Brundin on Colorado Public Radio show "Colorado Matters," April 3, 2013.

Read More…

Ali Wright

The math standards and moving beyond the worksheet

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Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:00 am by Ali Wright

When I started teaching algebra 12 years ago, I was given a textbook, a day-by-day plan listing the sections in the textbook that I was expected to teach, and a roster of students. I attended various trainings the summer before about state assessments, technology, and special education laws, and boom! I was off and running.

Read More…

Mona Hedrick

Forces and Newton’s laws of motion (ICCS reflection)

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Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm by Mona Hedrick

Mona observed: “The open-ended report-writing format forces students to think about different report-writing schemes and evaluate them for their effectiveness in communicating the results. At the technical level, it forces the students to think deeply about the data analysis process and the interpretation of the results, in contrast to merely churning out numbers using a calculator.” Read more of Mona’s reflections.

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Discuss and act on ways to blur the lines of leadership.

  • Identify how teachers are (or could be) transforming schools.   
  • Develop your own teacher leadership and support others’.
  • Advocate for teacherpreneur roles and other career reforms.

Practicing, preservice, and retired teachers welcome.

Common Core

Common Core

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Resources

Jessica Cuthbertson

The classroom whisperer: How I learned (the hard way) to shut up and listen

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Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:00 am by Jessica Cuthbertson

What happens when a teacher loses her voice? She gains valuable insights about her students and teaching methods. As featured by Jenny Brundin on Colorado Public Radio show "Colorado Matters," April 3, 2013.

Read More…

Ali Wright

The math standards and moving beyond the worksheet

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Posted March 26, 2013 at 4:00 am by Ali Wright

When I started teaching algebra 12 years ago, I was given a textbook, a day-by-day plan listing the sections in the textbook that I was expected to teach, and a roster of students. I attended various trainings the summer before about state assessments, technology, and special education laws, and boom! I was off and running.

Read More…

Mona Hedrick

Forces and Newton’s laws of motion (ICCS reflection)

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Posted March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm by Mona Hedrick

Mona observed: “The open-ended report-writing format forces students to think about different report-writing schemes and evaluate them for their effectiveness in communicating the results. At the technical level, it forces the students to think deeply about the data analysis process and the interpretation of the results, in contrast to merely churning out numbers using a calculator.” Read more of Mona’s reflections.

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Collaborate with colleagues nationwide to bring the Common Core to life.

  • Share insights, questions, and techniques.
  • Craft lessons and multimedia resources together.
  • Identify (or create!) leadership opportunities.
  • Generate and share policy recommendations.

Practicing, preservice, and retired teachers welcome.

 

Classroom Practice

Classroom Practice

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RyanKinser

Blow the doors off your classroom

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Posted February 11, 2013 at 5:00 am by RyanKinser

Video can be a powerful tool for teachers to reflect on their practice with peers. CTQ teacherpreneur Ryan Kinser created a short how-to video on VLCs—video learning communities—and how to make them work for you.

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Sarah Henchey

What I learned from my first student teacher

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Posted March 24, 2012 at 4:00 am by Sarah Henchey

A student teacher said: “Teaching is a profession that cannot be simulated in anything except an authentic school with real-life kids. In order to know what it is really like, one must experience it for themselves.” Read on to hear more about one educator’s reflection on student teaching.

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“Talk shop” about teaching.

  • Share strategies and resources that help kids learn.
  • Discuss instructional challenges—and solutions.
  • Collaborate on projects.   
  • Identify stories to help others understand the realities of teaching and learning.

Practicing, preservice, and retired teachers welcome.

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