August 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Welcome back! With the 2017-18 school year kicking off for most, we at TeachBoost wanted to extend a friendly welcome back with a round-up of insightful articles on: coaching with a growth mindset, tips for visiting every classroom, how to develop (and retain) your principals, using technology to foster collaboration, and many more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Teacher Evaluation, edtech, Must Reads, Collaboration, Growth Mindset, District Improvement, Teacher Development

How 3 Oregon Districts Find Deeper Meaning in Teacher Evaluation

Many states have developed teacher evaluation systems with specific mandates around standards, protocols, and rubrics with the aim of ensuring that all educators improve their practice. 

For transformational instructional leaders, however, these mandates can be leveraged beyond compliance; they can be a component of a bigger-picture strategy around teacher growth and development.

Read on to learn how three Oregon districts find deeper meaning in the evaluation process.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Teacher Evaluation, Case Study, Oregon

Camden City School District Adopts TeachBoost’s Evaluation and Coaching Platform

TeachBoost today announced a partnership with New Jersey’s Camden City School District (CCSD) to provide its software-based evaluation and coaching system to all teachers and leaders district-wide.

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Topics: News, Instructional Leadership, Education, TeachBoost, Teacher Evaluation, Coaching, New Jersey

TeachBoost Partners with the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan

“The EAA believes that effective teachers are the most important factor in determining student achievement,” says Jeremy Vidito, Chief Administrative Officer at the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (EAA).

We have to say, we agree.

That’s why TeachBoost is proud to announce its partnership with the EAA to serve as the district’s performance management system.

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Topics: News, Instructional Leadership, Education, TeachBoost, Teacher Evaluation, Michigan

KIPP Houston Adopts TeachBoost as Its Teacher Development Platform

We are excited to announce a partnership with KIPP Houston to provide our instructional leadership platform to all educators network-wide! This expansion will enable greater insight into teacher growth trajectories and instructional leadership capacity.

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Topics: News, Instructional Leadership, Education, TeachBoost, Teacher Evaluation, KIPP

How 3 Instructional Leaders Prepare for the End of the Year

As school and district leaders approach the end of the 2015–2016 school year, they face the gargantuan task of wrapping up one school year while simultaneously planning for the year ahead. With end-of-year preparations underway, final observations/evaluations to complete, and reams of data to analyze, there’s a lot going on!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Observation, Case Study

Aspen Institute's 10 Suggestions to Improve Teacher Evaluation Systems

Last month the Aspen Institute published a thoughtful and comprehensive report on the evolving role of states and districts with regard to teacher evaluation. The entire piece is well worth the read, but their recommendations for improving teacher evaluation and support systems is absolutely critical.

Here are their 10 suggestions:

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Topics: News, Education, Teacher Evaluation

The Origins of Transformational Instructional Leadership

This post is part of a new series called "From Vision to Reality: Pulling the Right Levers for Transformational Instructional Leadership."

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Educator Effectiveness, leadership, From Vision to Reality

Webinar: Leveraging Teacher Evaluations for Professional Growth

Montevideo Public Schools' leadership team led an engaging webinar on how their educators leveraged Minnesota's new teacher evaluation mandates as a springboard to achieving authentic growth and sustainable success. 

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Topics: Webinar, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Observation

NEW Webinar! Professional Growth at Montevideo Public Schools

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Are you interested in leveraging evaluations to move the needle on teacher effectiveness?

Join the leadership team at Montevideo Public Schools on their upcoming webinar, "Reaching Beyond Compliance." 

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Topics: Webinar, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Observation