Principal READY FALL 2015
Focus on Instructional Leadership and Building Professional Capacity
November 30, 2015 Durham
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Service Support Team

The Statewide System of Support is comprised of four service support teams. Within these area teams, cross-agency staff members collaborate to serve the state's eight prosperity zones, by collecting and analyzing data to identify common needs and offer customized support for school improvement by engaging in the following:
  • Analyze data to develop and implement targeted professional learning
  • Identify and develop resources for educator growth and improvement
  • Guide LEAs and Charters with effective resource allocation decisions
  • Assess and modify the quality and alignment of the services provided by the team

Fall 2015 Principal Ready - Dr. Tom Tomberlin

Student Perception Surveys and Analysis of Student Work Updates - Jen DeNeal

EVAAS - Paul Marshall


Coaching Teachers Through the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) Process:

This session emphasizes the role of the administrator as an additional layer of support for teachers using the ASW Process. Teachers and principals are partners in successfully meeting the requirements of ASW. The ASW Team will share strategies with principals that can be used to guide and support their teachers through the ASW process.

Presenters: Jen DeNeal, Ann Marie Gunter, Bert Jenkins

Using the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System Rubric Proactively:
This session explores strategies for leveraging the structure of the NCEES rubric to provide feedback and help teachers and administrators identify artifacts and evidence of performance.
Presenter: Robert Sox-Service Support Lead, NCDPI

Supporting and Retaining Teachers:

Teacher retention is a critical topic among educational stakeholders and principals across the state. In an era of teacher shortages and struggles to fill high-need subject areas, it is more important now than ever for administrators to retain high quality teachers. In this session, our Regional Educational Facilitators will provide administrators with strategies to coach and support teachers in their schools while increasing teacher retention rates in their schools and districts.
Presenters: Sonya Rinehart, Northeast REF & Erika Newkirk, North Central REF

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Additional Information:

East Area Wikispace:

Problem-Solving Network

The problem solving network provides the opportunity for educators across North Carolina, who are facing similar issues and challenges, to collaborate on solutions. During virtual sessions, participants will:
  • listen as a district or charter school representative details an educational dilemma
  • actively engage in a virtual discussion using prompts
  • collaborate on solutions as a network
  • provide feedback about the process and content
Additional Information
Link to host a dilemma

Observation Calibration Training (OCT)

Additional Information
Link to Register for OCT

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