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Type of Provider: Individual Consultant 

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Deirdre Shearer

1403 Talc Lane 
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Program Description: Deirdre Shearer will provide training for three different groups of trainees: evaluator designees with limited background in supervision and evaluation, licensed administrators who are minimally familiar w ith SB 191 requirements, and licensed administrators wanting greater familiarity with the evaluation of Special Service Providers (SSPs). I will provide a multi-session series of training modules that encompass CDE’s Requirement 1 (the “art” of evaluation) and Requirement 2 (the “science” of evaluation.) Topics to be covered include:

• Understanding teacher and SSP personalities

• Understanding your leadership style

• Facilitating the self-evaluation process

• Facilitating goal setting

• Conducting walk-throughs through the lens of the Colorado Academic Standards

• Conducting formal observations through the lens of the Colorado Academic Standards

• Conducting effective feedback sessions, using a critical conversation format along with the CDE rubric

• Linking artifacts to components of the CDE rubric

• Providing support and professional development to facilitate ongoing teacher growth

Content will typically be delivered in half-day sessions, with opportunities for practice and online discussion between sessions. A tentative schedule follows:

• Full day session for teacher leaders/designees (and others as needed) to provide background in the art of supervision and evaluation and an overview of SB 191

• Subsequent 2-3 half-day sessions covering content described above

• Subsequent 2-3 half-day sessions covering the implementation and application of Requirement 2, including review of Elevate, and interrater agreement

• Additional full day covering Specialized Service Professionals rubrics to emphasis the varied roles of each of the SSP groups and the settings in w hich they provide service.

Participants will be required to utilize techniques and strategies discussed at each session, and to participate in asynchronous discussion boards (blogs, wikis) in between sessions.

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