Activity:

Working in Four Groups:
Element IIb
Element IIIc
Element IIId
Element IVd



Step 1 - Working in your small group, build the poster of your element by organizing the element description, rating categories, and descriptors. Evaluate element descriptors to determine the corresponding ratings in your assigned standard and element of the Educator Evaluation Rubric. After closely reviewing the language of the descriptors, match the descriptors to the corresponding ratings on the poster. After completing the matching activity, review the rubric in the Teacher Evaluation Process Manual to check your work. See the example below:

Standard 1: Teachers demonstrate leadership
Element a: Teachers lead in their classrooms. Teachers demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the progress of all students to ensure that they graduate from high school, are globally competitive for work and postsecondary education, and are prepared for life in the 21st century. Teachers communicate this vision to their students. Using a variety of data sources, they organize, plan, and set goals that meet the needs of the individual student and the class. Teachers use various types of assessment data during the school year to evaluate student progress and to make adjustments to the teaching and learning process. They establish a safe, orderly environment, and create a culture that empowers students to collaborate and become lifelong learners.
Developing
Proficient
Accomplished
Distinguished
Understands how they contribute to students
graduating from high school.
Takes responsibility for the progress
of students to ensure that they graduate
from high school.
Communicates to students the vision
of being prepared for life in the 21st
century.
Encourages students to take
responsibility for their own learning.
Uses data to understand the skills and
abilities of students.
Provides evidence of data driven
instruction throughout all classroom
activities.
Evaluates student progress using a
variety of assessment data.
Uses classroom assessment data
to inform program planning.

Establishes a safe and orderly
classroom.
Creates a classroom culture that
empowers students to collaborate.
Empowers and encourages
students to create and maintain
a safe and supportive school and
community environment.




Step 2 - Analyze the classroom evidences provided to match with the corresponding descriptors in the Educator Evaluation Rubric. After carefully reading the classroom evidences, match them to the corresponding descriptors and ratings on the poster provided. After completing the matching activity, review the answer key to check your work. See the example below:

Standard 1: Teachers demonstrate leadership
Element a: Teachers lead in their classrooms. Teachers demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the progress of all students to ensure that they graduate from high school, are globally competitive for work and postsecondary education, and are prepared for life in the 21st century. Teachers communicate this vision to their students. Using a variety of data sources, they organize, plan, and set goals that meet the needs of the individual student and the class. Teachers use various types of assessment data during the school year to evaluate student progress and to make adjustments to the teaching and learning process. They establish a safe, orderly environment, and create a culture that empowers students to collaborate and become lifelong learners.
Developing
Proficient
Accomplished
Distinguished
Understands how they contribute to students
graduating from high school.
Takes responsibility for the progress
of students to ensure that they graduate
from high school.
Communicates to students the vision
of being prepared for life in the 21st
century.
Encourages students to take
responsibility for their own learning.
Uses data to understand the skills and
abilities of students.
Provides evidence of data driven
instruction throughout all classroom
activities.
Evaluates student progress using a
variety of assessment data.
Uses classroom assessment data
to inform program planning.

Establishes a safe and orderly
classroom.
Creates a classroom culture that
empowers students to collaborate.
Empowers and encourages
students to create and maintain
a safe and supportive school and
community environment.
Evidences

Using data provided through summative
assessments to understand overall skills of
students in the classroom.

Showing awareness that what students are
learning contributes to future success in life.
Evidences

Encouraging students to graduate and
plan for college and career.

Referring to current events and helping
students make connections.

Creating and enforcing classroom
management plans.
Evidences

Including real-life situations and 21st
century skills in regular lesson planning.

Discussing impact of current events.

Providing leadership opportunities in the
classroom.
Evidences

Encouraging students to support
each other inside and outside of the
classroom.

Assigning every student to lead
group work.

Facilitating school-wide workshops
on classroom culture and/or 21st
century skills.
Classroom Evidences Answer Key


Step 3 - Use the blank cards provided to write your own classroom evidences in order to add one evidence at the proficient level and one evidence at the accomplished level.



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