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READY Principals Spring 2014:

An Initiative of the Department of Public Instruction

Over the past five years, the Department of Public Instruction has partnered with school districts and professional organizations to train principals on the new NC Teacher Evaluation Process. In the last three years, much of the training has focused on how to navigate the online platform and the process. In Race to the Top, North Carolina pledged to continue this support for principals while also turning to deeper and more specific professional development around the meaning of the NC Professional Teaching Standards and the NC Teacher Evaluation Rubric.
With the support of a grant from the national Cross-State Learning Collaborative, the Department of Public Instruction is excited to launch a new READY Principals initiative that will specifically develop the skills of school administrators in using the NC Teacher Evaluation Process to provide specific and constructive feedback to teachers. This initiative will include two rounds of regional meetings for principals; the first will take place this fall (October-November), and the second will be held in the spring.
While these meetings and supporting resources are part of the State’s READY work, the meetings will represent an opportunity for principals to work in groups and dive into new resources available to support their understanding of the NC Teacher Evaluation Process and NC Teacher Evaluation Rubric. The structure of the meetings will be more interactive than the READY meetings held over the past two years.
The stakes attached to results from the NC Teacher Evaluation Process are increasing as teacher contracts become dependent on results on the standards and teachers move toward an overall educator effectiveness status. In this time of significant importance for the ratings, it is critical that principals develop their understanding of the NC Professional Teaching Standards and the NC Teacher Evaluation Rubric. The READY Principals initiative will provide resources and training to grow this understanding.

READY Principals 2014 Schedule of Events by Location


READY Principals Meeting –Agenda
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15 am Setting the Stage
9:15 – 10:45 am Starting with Data
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:30 Coaching Conversations for Improving Practice
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 Interactive Group Session 1: Standards 1 and 5
Elementary Schools Standard 1
Middle and High School Standard 5
2:40-3:40 Interactive Group Session 2: Standards 1 and 5
Elementary Schools Standard 5
Middle and High School Standard 1
3:40-4:00 Wrap-up

Morning Presentations


2014 Presentation PPT (PDF)


You've Got Questions? We'll Send Answers


Starting With Data- Tom Tomberlin


Compass Points Activity


Coaching Conversations


Coaching Conversations - Part 2




Resources from AM Session:

High School Mathematics "Free"
Illustrative Mathematics http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/
Inside Mathematics http://insidemathematics.org/
Mathematics Assessment Project http://map.mathshell.org/
Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) http://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/
NCTM Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Achieve the Core -- http://achievethecore.org/

http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/410/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/page/434/ccss-instructional-practice-guides

CCSS Instructional Practice Guides
http://achievethecore.org/page/434/ccss-instructional-practice-guides

Parent and Community Resources
http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/409/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

Online Professional Development Modules
To learn more click here.

PD System Overview
To learn more click here.


Afternoon Sessions:


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Standard 1 Presentation


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Standard 5 Presentation


These evidences were gathered during the Fall READY Principals Meeting. Click on the link below to view the evidences below for Standards 2, 3, and 4.
Link to evidences for Standards 2, 3, 4.

Click the link below to submit new evidences and questions for Standards 1 and 5.
Here is the link to submit new evidences and questions for standards 1 and 5


Standard 1 one pager with questions


Additional Resource: