Teaching Policy Fellows Elected to Chicago Teachers Union
On Friday, May 17th Teaching Policy Fellows Susan Volbrecht (pictured above) and Shelli Shadday were elected to represent CTU as AFT/ IFT Convention Delegates. Susan currently teaches 2nd grade at Cook Elementary School and serves as a member of the Catalyst Editorial Board, while Shelli teaches writing to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Jungman Elementary School and holds a position on the CTU’s Teacher Evaluation Committee. Additionally, as CPS Performance Task Fellows, Susan and Shelli collaborate with a team of educators in developing performance tasks, a student growth measure that factors into REACH Students, CPS’ new teacher evaluation system. Congratulations, Susan and Shelli!
A Feedback Opportunity for District Teachers!
Teach Plus has launched an Assessment Audit across our six sites to add to a national dialogue on student assessments. We need your help recruiting District teachers leading kindergarten, or 3rd, 7th and 10th grade classrooms to complete a 10 minute survey. Over 150 teachers in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. have already shared their experiences. Click here to weigh in or forward this link today!
Interested in Teacher-Led PD?
Teach Plus Chicago is partnering with CPS Networks to host professional development forums, including opportunities to network with colleagues and provide feedback on the implementation of REACH Students. Contact Network Coordinator Veena Villivalam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to host a forum your Network!
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REACH Teachers Forum
Feedback on Implementation and Focus on Domain 3: Instruction— Recap Coming Soon!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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