Educator Preparation Updates David M. Hill, Ph.D., Division Director Educator Preparation and Certification Ed Prep Updates • • • • • • Race To The Top Progress Upcoming Rule Changes New Preparation Requirements GaTAPP GACE -- Testing Program ICP and GSS Georgia’s Race To The Top Progress Report RTTT Progress Report GaPSC/GaDOE joint development of induction guidelines for new teachers & leaders • guidelines create a model for school system induction (available on GaDOE website) • guidelines currently used in RTTT districts • once tiered certification is in place, induction will have increased importance • universities are interested in helping with induction work RTTT Progress Report Development of measures to assess effectiveness of teacher & leader preparation programs • GaPSC task force has developed a recommended set of measures • GaPSC is working on creation of implementation guidelines • Timeline: piloting in 2013-2014; extended piloting, 2014-2015; effective in 2015-2016 RTTT Progress Report Alternative Prep of School Leaders • Think of this as GaTAPP for school leaders • Designed to attract people with leadership experience in other fields; teachers will be eligible too • Performance-based with an emphasis on leader dispositions • School district will play major role in selection of program participants • Limited number of programs RTTT Progress Report Tiered Certification • Described by Kelly Henson • Work began in December and will be completed by fall 2013 • Tiered certification assumes – Need for growth opportunities without leaving the classroom – Teacher leadership is important in school improvement – The learning community is the most viable model for improving teaching & learning 2012-13 Rule Changes Rule 505-3-.01 • The overarching rule for all educator preparation programs • Definitions • Requirements for seeking approval • Approval requirements for units and programs • Program requirements • Regulations related to recommending candidates for certification Prep Program Changes • Focused on raising the bar; improving the preparation of educators • Effective January 15, 2013 • Programs must be based upon the 2011 InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards • The new standards include elements associated with performances, essential knowledge, and critical dispositions • Focused on the learner, as opposed to the teacher InTASC Standard Ex. • Standard: Uses understanding of individual differences, diverse cultures, & communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. • Performance: Accesses resources, supports, & specialized assistance & services to meet particular learning differences or needs. • Essential Knowledge: Knows how to access information about the values of diverse cultures & communities, & how to incorporate learners’ experiences, cultures, and community resources into instruction. • Critical Disposition: The teacher makes learners feel valued & helps them learn to value each other. Prep Program Changes • Field experiences emphasize practice/demonstration of KSD over observation • Student teaching/internship must last a minimum of one full semester –one full school year is the ideal • The rule will define partnerships between program providers and P-12 schools as… Partnerships Collaborative relationships between program providers and P-12 schools are formalized as partnerships and focused on continuous school improvement and student achievement through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators. • Reciprocal relationship • School Improvement • Student achievement • P-20 Caution: Ongoing Complaints Complaints continue from educators about online, for-profit programs • Added course work that was not revealed at beginning of program (rather than 9-12 hours for dissertation work, 15-24 hours has been reported) • Some provide no support for field experiences & student teaching expecting the school district to handle this • Caution employees about these problems! Other Rules • Slated for revision this year: – Reading Endorsement – Reading Specialist – School Psychology – Visual Impairment – Add a Field Rule (more restrictive) Rules coming soon: – Alternative Prep of School Leaders New Certificate Fields • Three fields: teacher leadership, instructional technology, & curriculum and instruction • Programs are scheduled for approval in February and should be ready to accept candidates summer or fall of 2013 • Certification will come later once new GACE assessments are developed for these fields Professional Learning Task Force • Follow-up to legislative study committee & 5year relaxing of the professional learning requirement for certificate renewal • Task force will design a new rule linking professional learning to certificate renewal • Collecting PLUs as representative of seat time will be deemphasized; focus will be on link between professional learning & student achievement, & will be integral part of a tiered certification system Professional Learning Task Force • Task force work schedule: begin summer 2013; complete rule development spring or summer 2014 • We don’t know how the new rule will be phased in (grandfathering period or not?) • Important for those educators whose certificates expire on June 30, 2016, to be prepared to renew under renewal requirements in effect before HB1307 suspended the PLU requirement • We will keep you posted! Contact Information Penney McRoy Assistant Division Director, Educator Preparation Educator Preparation and Certification [email protected] 404-232-2629 The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) Perceptions and Facts Framework of GaTAPP Significant Components • Summer “Boot Camp”: The Essentials of Effective Teaching • Candidate Support Team • Individualized based on Candidate Assessment Data • Job-embedded Clinical Practice • One-Three Years to complete • Candidates Highly Qualified • Assessment of Academic Content Competency Characteristics of Candidate • Career Switchers • General Education • Career Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) • Undergraduate degrees/Majors • No related degree to ECE and Special Education • Unfamiliar with School Culture Filling the Gaps: No related degree to ECE and Special Education • Candidates expect additional instruction • Instruction developed by identified Sped and ECE specialists: • Instruction based on Candidate performance assessment data • ECE and Special Education Specialist designed instruction and assessment to measure knowledge, skills, and dispositions Filling the Gaps: Unfamiliar with School Culture • Candidate Support Team (CST) • School-based Administrator • School-based Mentor • Provider Supervisor • Content Specialist • CST Member Training/Assessment • Program Requirements/Assessments • Coaching Standards • Assessed for Coaching/Performance in Role Framework of GaTAPP Essentials of Effective Teaching (eModules and Common Assessment System with Common Assessments) − Blended Model: Face-to-Face and online: Flipped Classroom − Common Core Georgia Performance Standards − Developing appropriate assessments and using data to make teaching decisions for student learning − Strategies for engaging all students − Classroom management and discipline − Ethics in Education Contact Information Phyllis Payne Director of Non-Traditional Educator Prep [email protected] 404-232-2554 GaPSC Program Approval Program Approval • Reviews and monitors all programs leading to GA certification • IHEs, LEAs, RESAs, and organizations • Currently 75 approved program providers • Average approximately 10 reviews per semester • Reviews conducted by volunteers Volunteers are Board of Examiners • BOE teams are diverse in: – Educational positions IHEs, LEAs and RESAs – Gender – Geographic Location – Experience • GaPSC provides in-depth training for BOE • Focused on ensuring programs meet state and national standards • We need more BOE members Contact Information Hilda Tompkins Director of Program Approval [email protected] 404-232-2656 Latest on GACE Educator Testing Program New Program (ETS) • At launch (October 2013), all tests will be offered via computer only, except for the performance portion of American Sign Language. • Due to new technologies, most tests (not all) will contain selected response items only. • All tests will be customized for Georgia and aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P-12 student curriculum, the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). New Program (ETS) • An eligibility or “approval to test” code will be required. • Candidates will have access to test centers within 50 miles of program provider sites. • Increased number of free test preparation materials. Full-length, interactive practice tests will be available for purchase for every subject. • The number of testing sessions available to examinees will move from 3,555 (currently) to 18,668. New Program (ETS) • Currently Georgia educators are helping develop GACE assessments (includes item development, bias review, & other activities) • Ed Leadership is a field that will be assessed by the current testing provider (ES) until spring 2014 before we rollout a new leadership assessment that better aligns with performance-based programs • Assessments for three new cert fields will be developed and rolled out in spring of 2014: – instructional technology – teacher leadership – curriculum & instruction. Title II, Part A Updates Title II, Part A Highly Qualified (HiQ): • The HiQ2 Data System is Open and will close June 30, 2013. • All Principals and Superintendents will need to sign off electronically on all data. Directions have been sent to your Title II, Part A LEA Coordinator regarding: – How to use the HiQ2 system – How to request login credentials – Upcoming HiQ2 Webinars – Timelines Contact Information If Questions, Suggestions, Comments: GACE Anne Marie Fenton 404.232.2654 [email protected] Title II, Part A Your assigned GaPSC Title II-A Specialist GaPSC Educator Workforce Recruitment and Development New Data Analysis Tools New PSC Tools Designed specifically for educator workforce analysis and planning • Instructional Capital Planner (ICP) • Georgia School Staffing Survey of Certified Personnel Vacancies (GSS) Instructional Capital Planner (ICP) • ICP is an educator workforce information and planning tool • Statewide task force provided guidance for ICP concept and development • Shows all current core content teachers by building, certification, HiQ, and other fields • Will expand to include additional content areas and professional fields ICP • Estimates attrition risk by teacher by school • Provides recruiting assistance via a “Supply” pool of available traditional and nontraditional candidates - by field and source • Training for school systems, RESAs, GATAPP and educator preparation programs • Allows searchable, differentiated access – Superintendents, Human Resources, Principals and RESAs and educator preparation programs Georgia School Staffing Survey (GSS) • GSS is a bi-annual count of true teacher vacancies by school and content area assignment • PSC will collect the data • Collection is in October and March to coincide with CPI and FTE reporting periods • Will eventually encompass certified service personnel and leadership personnel Contact Information If Questions, Suggestions, Comments: Educator Workforce Recruitment and Development Cyndy Stephens 404.232.2619 [email protected] Contact Information David M. Hill Division Director Educator Preparation and Certification [email protected] 404-232-2640 Thank you!