This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Meaningful Professional Development Planning is a guide for new charter schools who need to develop a program that maximizes teachers' time and resources in an efficient manner.
In June 2010, The NewTeacher Project (TNTP) partnered with 37 charter school campuses in Washington, D.C. to conduct an analysis of their talent management practices. The goal was to create an index of Instructional Culture that would help uncover what sets top performing charter school teachers apart.
These documents are intended to help school operations staff to navigate through the teacher certification process.
These resources focus entirely on the hiring of instructional staff. Topics covered include teacher certification, recruitment strategies, establishing competency criteria, and developing indicators.
All teachers will need to be able to effectively teach the core curriculum concepts that will appear on standardized tests. This quick guide helps explain how to best do that.
Many school districts underutilize one of the most powerful and common symbol systems available to them—numbers—to monitor, evaluate, and revise programs and policies. In this abstract from Education Leadership, a trio of authors examine new ways for school leaders and teachers to make the most of the data available to them.
A scale is an arbitrarily established set of numbers used for measurement according to a rate or standard. Learning to understand scale scores is an essential skill for every educator and this one-page summary created by the New York City Charter School Center can help.
Setting goals that connect to the classroom and focus on student learning helps educators see, learn from, and communicate their results. In this abstract from Education Leadership, author Jan O'Neill discusses SMART Goals; setting specific goals that are strategic, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and timebound.
School staff are periodically reminded to revisit their SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-based, and Timebound, in order to better assess the student population across learning disciplines. This article by Jan O'Neill offers useful advice for doing so.
Analyzing data not only helps inform decisions and challenge assumptions, but also helps teachers view their instructional and collaborative practices with a new perspective. In this abstract from Education Leadership, three schools show how the data-based inquiry and decision-making process can improve decisions about curriculum, instruction, and policy.