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The Teacher Leadership & Compensation
System
AEA 267 Planning Meeting
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Leadership & Compensation System
Division VII of HF 215 establishes the Teacher Leadership and Compensation
System, as well as the Teacher Leadership Supplement (TLS) categorical funding.
• Goals:
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attract and retain effective teachers
promote collaboration
reward professional growth and effective teaching
improve student achievement
• Planning Grants: $3.5 million available in 2013
• Phased-in Entry: $50 million available per year for the 2014-15,
2015-16, and 2016-17 school years.
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Leadership & Compensation System (cont.)
The DE is currently developing the process by which it will support districts in
developing and implementing their teacher leadership and compensation plans. The
DE will provide additional guidance and support throughout the year.
Timeline:
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Leadership & Compensation System (cont.)
Division VII of HF 215 provides school districts three models to consider in developing a local
teacher leadership and compensation plan.
Teacher Career Paths
Model (284.15)
Instructional Coach
Model (284.16)
Based on the work of
Iowa’s Teacher
Leadership and
Compensation Task
Force and creates
model, mentor, and
lead teacher roles.
Includes three
leadership roles:
model teacher,
instructional coach,
and curriculum and
professional
development leader
Comparable Plan Model (284.17)
Includes minimum criteria all plans
must meet: (1) minimum salary of
$33,500 for all full-time teachers; (2)
increased support for new teachers;
(3) differentiated, multiple teacher
leadership roles; (4) rigorous
selection process; (5) aligned
professional development system.
Iowa Department of Education
Five Requirements (“Must-Haves”)
Applicable to All Teacher Leadership and Compensation Systems:
1. Minimum Salary
2. Improved Entry into the Profession
3. Differentiated, Multiple, Meaningful Teacher Leadership Roles
4. Rigorous Selection Process for Leadership Roles
5. Aligned Professional Development
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary
A. Initial/Beginning (all Models)
1. Minimum Salary - $33,500
2. Residency Year – during the first year of employment; must include the
following characteristics:
a. Mentoring
b. Collaboration
c. Extended Contract – 5 days
d. Observation, Evaluation and Support – State Standards
B. Career (all Models)
1. Completed initial teacher mentoring and induction program;
successfully completed comprehensive evaluation.
2. Demonstrated competencies.
3. Holds valid teacher license.
4. Participates in professional development and demonstrates continuous
improvement in teaching.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
C. Teacher Leadership Roles
1. Qualifications:
a. Demonstrates competencies and superior teaching skills;
b. Possesses a valid teacher license;
c. Participates in professional development;
d. Demonstrates continuous improvement in teaching; and
e. Possesses the skills and qualifications to assume leadership roles.
2. Selection Process: rigorous review process; selection by a site-based
review council comprised of teachers and administrators.
3. Length of Assignment – one year; includes peer feedback.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
4. Participation
a. Career Paths Model
1) Model – 10 % of teaching staff
2) Mentor – 10 % of teaching staff
3) Lead – 5% of teaching staff
b. Instructional Coach Model
1) The total of model teachers, instructional coaches and
curriculum and professional development leaders should
equal 25% of teaching staff.
2) Instructional Coach – one at each attendance center;
minimum of one for every 500 students.
3) The total of instructional coach and curriculum/professional
development = 15% (i.e. total of mentor and lead in Career
Pathways)
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
4. Participation (cont.)
a. Comparable Plan Model
1) The distribution of teacher leadership roles to be determined
by the district; make a “good faith” effort for the total number
of teacher leader positions equal to 25% of teaching staff.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
5. Additional Days
a. Career Paths Model
1) Model – 5 days
2) Mentor – 10 days
3) Lead – 15 days
b. Instructional Coach Model
1) Model – 5 days
2) Instructional Coach – 10 days
3) Curriculum and Professional Development Leader – 15 days
c. Comparable Plan Model
1) Additional days to be determined by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
6. Teaching Load
a. Career Paths Model
1) Model – 100% student instruction
2) Mentor – maximum of 75% student instruction
3) Lead – maximum of 50% student instruction
b. Instructional Coach Model
1) Model – 100% student instruction
2) Instructional Coach – full-time coaching
3) Curriculum and Professional Development Leader – no
specific requirement
c. Comparable Plan Model
1) Teaching load to be determined by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
7. Salary Supplement
a. Career Paths Model
1) Model - $2000
2) Mentor - $5000
3) Lead - $10,000
b. Instructional Coach Model
1) Model - $2000
2) Instructional Coach – $5000 to $7000
3) Curriculum and Professional Development Leader – $10,000
to $12,000
c. Comparable Plan Model
1) Salary supplement to be determined by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
8. Duties
a. Career Paths Model
1) Model – serve as models of exemplary teaching practice.
2) Mentor – duties to be determined by the school district.
3) Lead – may include planning and delivery of professional
development; facilitating an instructional leadership team;
mentoring other teachers; participating in the evaluation of
student teachers.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
8. Duties (cont.)
a. Instructional Coach Model
1) Model – serve as models of exemplary teaching practice.
2) Instructional Coach – provide additional guidance in one
or more aspects of the teaching profession to teachers.
Coaching shall include detailed preliminary discussions as
to areas in which the teachers being coached desire to
improve; formulation of an action plan to bring about
such improvement; in-class supervision by the coach:
post-class discussion of strengths, weaknesses, and
strategies for improvement; and dialogue between the
coach and students and school officials regarding the
teachers being coached. Shall coordinate coaching
activities relating to training and professional
development with an area education agency where
appropriate.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
8. Duties (cont.)
3) Provide and demonstrate teaching on an ongoing basis;
routinely work strategically with teachers in planning,
monitoring, reviewing, and implementing best
instructional practice; observe and coach teachers in
effective instructional practices; support teacher growth
and reflective practice; work with and train classroom
teachers to provide interventions aligned by subject area;
support instruction and learning through the use of
technology; actively participate in collaborative problem
solving and reflective practices which include but are not
limited to professional study groups, peer observations,
grade level planning, and weekly team meetings; plan
and deliver professional development activities designed
to improve instructional strategies; and engage in the
development, adoption, and implementation of
curriculum and curricular materials.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary (cont.)
8. Duties (cont.)
c. Comparable Plan Model
1) Duties to be determined by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
Requirements Applicable to All Teacher
Leadership and Compensation Systems
1. Salary Supplements – shall fully cover the salary costs of the additional contract
days.
2. Site-based Review Councils – the school board shall appoint a site-based review
council for the district’s attendance centers.
3. Teacher Compensation – a teacher shall not receive less compensation than the
they received in the school year preceding implementation of the TLC system.
4. National Board Certification – national board certified teachers shall continue to
receive the award.
5. Teacher Emeritus – school districts are encouraged to use appropriately licensed
teachers emeritus (i.e. retired teachers).
6. Applicability – the framework or comparable system shall be applicable to
teachers in every attendance center operated by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
Model Requirements
Summary
Questions?
Iowa Department of Education
Application Process Overview
Remember the legislative intent – develop a vision/goals for a system that meets
your local needs.
The Key Components of the Plan make up 40% of the scoring; the Planning and
Implementation Criteria, about 60%.
The application and scoring rubric were reviewed by members of the Commission
on Educator Leadership and Compensation.
Intent to have an online application process.
May be minor changes in final application.
The final application will be available sometime before Thanksgiving.
Iowa Department of Education
Quality Planning Process
Application
Part 1 - Describe the planning process used by the district to develop your Teacher
Leadership and Compensation (TLC) plan. Please include the following information in
your narrative:
a) A description of how the planning grant and available planning time was used
to develop a high-quality plan;
b) A description of how each stakeholder group (teachers, administrators and
parents) engaged in the process and contributed to the development of the
plan; and
c) A description of the support for and commitment to the plan from each
stakeholder group (teachers, administrators and parents).
Scoring Rubric
Part 1 - Extent to which the planning process:
a) Utilized the time and resources available to develop a high-quality plan;
b) Engaged each stakeholder group (teachers, administrators and parents); and
c) Built commitment and support among these stakeholders.
Iowa Department of Education
Connecting State and Local Vision/Goals
Application
Part 2 – Describe the school district’s vision and goals for its TLC plan. In your description,
please explain the local context (including relevant student achievement data and existing
goals) and how the plan will be tailored to that context while also working toward the
statewide goals of the system.
Scoring Rubric
Part 2 - Extent to which the plan clearly articulates a vision and specific goals that is both
tailored to the local context and aligned with the vision and goals for the statewide TLC
system.
Iowa Department of Education
Connecting to Other Work
Application
Part 3 - Describe how the TLC plan will connect to, support and strengthen the
district’s key school improvement initiatives (e.g. RtI, K-3 Literacy, Iowa Core
implementation, etc.).
Scoring Rubric
Part 3 - The extent to which the district’s plan connects to, supports and strengthens
existing school improvement initiatives in the district.
Iowa Department of Education
Improved Entry Into the Profession
Application
Part 4 - Describe how the TLC plan will utilize teacher leaders and the additional funding
to improve entry into the teaching profession for new teachers. Include in your response
an analysis of the effectiveness of the current induction and mentoring program, areas of
improvement needed in the current program and how your TLC plan will address these
gaps.
Scoring Rubric
Part 4 - Extent to which the plan will improve entry into the teaching profession for new
teachers.
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Leader Roles
Application
Part 5 - Describe each of the proposed teacher leadership roles in your plan. Please
include the following information in your narrative:
a) A description of the responsibilities and duties for each leadership role as well as
the percentage of time each role will spend engaged in student instruction and
the percentage of time each role will spend performing teacher leader duties;
and
b) A description of how each of the roles fit together to create a coherent
instructional improvement strategy that will strengthen instruction and improve
student learning and student achievement throughout the district.
Scoring Rubric
Part 5 - Extent to which the plan:
a) Creates multiple, meaningful, and differentiated teacher leadership roles; and
b) Explains how the roles fit together to create a coherent instructional
improvement strategy that will strengthen instruction and improve student
achievement and student learning throughout the district.
Iowa Department of Education
Rigorous Selection Process
Application
Part 6 - Describe how teacher leaders will be selected. Please include descriptions of
how the district will determine and evaluate the following in selecting teacher leaders:
a) Measures of effectiveness; and
b) Professional growth.
Scoring Rubric
Part 6 - Extent to which the plan describes a rigorous selection process for teacher
leaders that includes detailed descriptions of how the district will determine and
evaluate the following in selecting teacher leaders:
a) Measures of effectiveness: and
b) Professional growth.
Iowa Department of Education
Aligned Professional Development
Application
Part 7 - Describe how the TLC plan will utilize teacher leaders to improve the district’s
current professional development program. Please include the following information in
your narrative:
a) A description of the role teacher leaders will play in the creation and delivery of
professional development; and
b) A description of how the district’s TLC plan aligns with and incorporates the key
elements of the Iowa Professional Development Model.
Scoring Rubric
Part 7 - The extent to which the district’s plan:
a) Utilizes teacher leaders in the development and delivery of professional
development; and
b) Aligns with the Iowa Professional Development Model.
Iowa Department of Education
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Application
Part 8 – Given the state and school district goals, please provide the following
information:
a) A description of how the district will determine the impact/effectiveness of
the TLC Plan, including short-term and the long-term measures; and
b) A description of how the district will monitor and adjust the TLC plan based
on the results of these measures.
Scoring Rubric
Part 8 - The extent to which the district has a clear vision as to how it will:
a) Measure the impact and effectiveness in achieving the goals described in the
plan; and
b) Monitor and adjust its plan over time.
Iowa Department of Education
TLC System Sustainability
Application
Part 9 - Describe the school district’s capacity to implement the TLC plan and what the
district will do to sustain it over time. If you intend to partner with another district or an
AEA to implement your plan, please describe that partnership in this section.
Scoring Rubric
Part 9 - The extent to which the district has the capacity to implement the plan and sustain
it over time.
Iowa Department of Education
Aligned Budget
Application
Part 10 - Please provide an estimated budget for the use of the Teacher Leadership
Supplement (TLS) Funds to support the TLC plan:
a) Amount used to raise the minimum salary to $33,500;
b) Approximate amount designated to fund the salary supplements for teachers
in leadership roles;
c) Amount used to cover the costs for the time teachers in leadership roles are
not providing direct instruction in a classroom and to cover the costs when
teachers are out of their classroom to observe or co-teach with another
teacher (e.g. hiring emeritus, part-time or full-time teachers);
d) Amount used to provide professional development related to the leadership
pathways; and
e) Amount used to cover other costs associated with the approved teacher
leadership and compensation plan. Please list and describe all additional
costs anticipated in the development of your teacher leadership plan. These
costs must be approved by the Iowa Department of Education prior to the
implementation of your plan.
Iowa Department of Education
Aligned Budget (cont.)
Scoring Rubric
Part 10 - The extent to which the district’s budgeted use of teacher leadership
funding is aligned with the narrative of the plan.
Iowa Department of Education
Assurances
Check each of the boxes below. Your plan will not be considered for approval unless
each of the boxes are checked, indicating your agreement to meet these requirements.
□ Minimum Salary – The school district will have a minimum salary of $33,500 for all
full-time teachers.
□ Selection Committee – The selection process for teacher leadership roles will include
a selection committee that includes teachers and administrators who shall accept and
review applications for assignment or reassignment to a teacher leadership role and
shall make recommendations regarding the applications to the superintendent of the
school district.
□ Teacher Leader Percentage – The district will demonstrate a good-faith effort to
attain participation by 25 percent of the teacher workforce in teacher leadership roles
beyond the initial and career teacher levels.
□ Teacher Compensation – A teacher employed in a school district shall not receive
less compensation in that district than the teacher received in the school year
preceding implementation of the district’s TLC plan.
□ Applicability – The framework or comparable system shall be applicable to teachers
in every attendance center operated by the school district.
Iowa Department of Education
FAQs/Q&A
Contact Information
Dr. Peter Ansingh
Education Program Consultant – Teacher Leadership
Division of Policy and Communications
[email protected]
515.281.5433 (office)
515.326.5637 (cell)
Iowa Department of Education

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