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Train-the-Trainer Resources and Tools

The Colorado State Model Evaluation System Training Toolkits ensure schools and districts have access to the latest information and resources to support staff trainings. Each PowerPoint includes pertinent talking points that may be used to customize your presentation and any companion resources necessary to complete the training.

2013-14 School Year Orientation Training Materials

  • The 2013 Orientation PowerPoint will provide schools and districts with all the information needed to share with staff about the changes to the rubrics for the 2013-14 school year. The presentation also includes an introduction to upcoming resources for specialized service professionals, Excel rubrics, determining a final educator effectiveness rating, inter-rater agreement and RANDA’s educator evaluation performance management system.
  • 2013 Orientation Webinar is an additional support for your use in reviewing the PowerPoint provided above.

Professional Practices Training Materials 

  • The Professional Practices PowerPoint includes S.B. 10-191 overview and priorities of implementation, an educator Quality Standards gallery walk, the evaluation process, scoring the rubric and simulations.
  • Professional Practice Note Catcher is a companion document that highlights the key understandings that staff should take away as a result of the training. It is in Word format so that districts can modify to meet their particular needs – though we caution changing the intent of any of the content.
  • The User’s Guide is revised to address any changes in the rubrics, evaluation process and scoring. It includes updated forms for completing the evaluation process.
  • Colorado Principal Quality Standards and Elements is a resource to support the alignment activity that’s included on the note catcher.
  • Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and Elements is intended to support both the alignment activity and the Gallery Walk.
  • Teacher Simulation Rubrics are designed for use during the simulation activity and coaching conversation. There are two different levels representing two different overall ratings (Partially Proficient and Proficient). We suggest coloring each on different colored paper for ease in grouping. You’ll note at the top of the rubric, it identifies what type of teacher this rubric is used with: Secondary Math Teacher Rubric Simulation and Elementary Teacher (Other Content) Rubric Simulation
  • Blank Summary Evaluation Score Sheet is a separate score sheet that includes the steps for calculating the overall score for the teacher in the simulation activity. Please note that this is designed to represent scoring for standards that are equally weighted.
  • Sample District Work Plan is a resource included to help districts determine where they are in the implementation process and next steps they will need to take.

Measures of Student Learning Training Materials

  • The Measures of Student Learning PowerPoint takes a deep dive into the five steps for determining measures of student learning. It also includes an example of determining a final educator effectiveness rating – the method for aggregating the 50 percent professional practices with the 50 percent measures of student learning.
  • The Assessment Inventory is an Excel spreadsheet that helps teachers and district staff identify assessments that might be used in educator evaluation.
  • The Assessment Review Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that walks educators through a series of criteria to help ensure whether an assessment is fair, valid and reliable. The criteria includes: Alignment to Colorado Academic Standard and Depth of Knowledge, Scoring, Fair and Unbiased, and Opportunities to Learn.
  • The Student Learning Target and Scale Setting Activity walks participants through the steps in determining a target and scale based on given sets of data.
  • The Measures of Student Learning Tool is an Excel tool designed to support schools and districts in selecting and weighting assessments and determining appropriate scales.
  • The District Questions to Consider is a series of questions for districts to support their work in determining measures of student learning.

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