DPS Educator Effectiveness: Stakeholder Engagement Lessons Learned February 6, 2013 Objectives 1. Understand the importance of a stakeholder engagement strategy surrounding educator effectiveness work. 2. Identify opportunities to engage stakeholders in the coming year. 3. Leave with tools and resources to help you develop an engagement plan for the coming year. Agenda Overview of LEAP/ Stakeholder Engagement Lessons Learned Activity Q&A Our Vision: Every Child Succeeds 4 DPS Priorities Help our Educators Grow Shift our Teaching Practices with Students Improve the Outcomes of Linguistically Diverse Students We will use frameworks, coaching, feedback and professional development to support educator growth. We will implement new standards using rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum, instruction and assessments. We will strengthen our systems and practices for ELLs and other diverse learners. Differentiate Support to Schools We will provide equitable and differentiated supports and interventions by sharing best practices, piloting new ways to improve. 5 Design, feedback, pilot, adjust 2010 – 2014 Leverage Teacher Leaders Engage Parents Superintendent Parent Forum 5 times since May 2010 Partner with DCTA Engage educators Focus on professional growth Solicit feedback 6 The LEAP System DPS Framework for Effective Teaching Peer Observations & Feedback State Measures School Leader Observations & Feedback Student Learning Objectives* Professionalism Ratings & Feedback School Measures Student Perception Survey Data Professional Learning Professional Growth Plans * Piloting in 2013-14; plan to launch district-wide 2014-15 Mid-Year & End-of-Year Conversations 7 7 Turn and Talk What does “stakeholder engagement” mean to you? Key Learning Involve the Union • Design together • Union seat at the table • Union outreach support Engage Educators Early • Engage them in design/refinement • Ask for input on implementation • Think about channels to reach them (focus groups, faculty meetings, etc.) • Most important: Where do you want their voice, how will you engage them, what will you do with their input? DPS Framework for Effective Teaching Professionalism 13 Solicit Feedback • Avenues to share information, keep the field informed • Channels through which people can share feedback • Two-way communication channels (dialogue) DCTA Union Liaison/ Outreach Managers Design Teams Surveys/ Newsletters, Websites Focus Groups LEAP Hotline & Website Faculty Meetings Teacher Leaders Focus on Professional Learning • Start early • Input from teachers on what they need • Existing or new resources Can/Cannot Be Changed • Responding to feedback • Communicate clearly with practitioners about what can and cannot be changed, and why Teacher Leadership • Owners and advocates of the system • Deliver training • Resource for other teachers • Differentiated roles pilot where teachers are also observers/ evaluators Instructional Superintendents • Owners and advocates of the system • Establishing accountability/ behavior change • Actively include their teams in trainings What’s Next How will you engage stakeholders? Activity • Begin planning: Where do you want teacher and school leader voice to influence how you implement educator effectiveness in your district? How will you communicate updates, changes, training, etc.? (in-person, focus groups, email, through leaders, etc.) How will you use the feedback you receive? (only ask about what can be changed) What is one action you want to take to engage your stakeholders? Engagement Toolkit Communication Planning Feedback Training Questions? THANK YOU!