Effective Ed Eval Implementation – Tips for Building Leaders
The Connecticut State Department of Education is publishing a bi-weekly column for CAS member school administrators to help them effectively implement the new educator evaluation requirements in their schools and districts. This second installment discusses the process of collecting and “tagging” evidence to facilitate and inform the end-of-the-year summative rating.
OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
One of the teachers in my school has terrible attendance. She has worked here for some ten years and, every year, she figures out a way to take off every day she can. When the pattern continued in the current school year, I called her in to my office and asked her what was going on with her. She gave me some feeble excuse about having a “delicate constitution,” but I wasn’t buying it. I told her that her pattern of attendance was unacceptable, and that I would have to refer her to the superintendent for dismissal proceedings unless I see significant improvement.
Do You Know an Outstanding Principal?
Nominations are now open for the 2014 CAS Principal of the Year Awards. The Principal of the Year program was established in 1984 to bring recognition to high-achieving school principals and to increase public awareness of the critical role that principals play in the education of our youth. If you know or work with an outstanding school administrator, please consider nominating him or her for this prestigious award. MORE
Cast Your Vote for the Book You Would Most Like to Read & Discuss With Your Peers!
CAS is starting an online book club in February! We want to hear from you about which book we should read and discuss. Please take a minute to nominate the book of greatest interest to you by completing a quick survey at http://goo.gl/MMzqnd. The book with the most votes in January will become the first CAS Book Club selection!
Help Build the Next Generation of School Leaders
Do you have a promising teacher with strong leadership potential in your school or district? If so, please pass along this invitation to attend any one of four upcoming information sessions about the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP). UCAPP is a nationally recognized program that combines rigorous course work with a robust internship experience that prepares candidates for successful school building and central office level leadership. MORE
Got Twitter? Let's Chat!
Mark your calendars! CAS will be hosting two more live Twitter chats in January! Become a connected educator and join us on the 7th and the 28th from 7:30-8:30 pm ET. If you don't already have a Twitter account, create one at www.twitter.com. Then, sign up for TweetChat at www.tweetchat.com. On the evenings of the chats, login to Tweetchat and use the hashtag #caschat to join our discussion!
CAS to Sponsor Administrator Evaluation Training Workshop
CAS will sponsor a mid-winter training session on the administrator evaluation (SEED) system. If you did not get an opportunity this past summer to engage in the training or were hired after August 2013, this three-day training session is for you! The program will be held at the CAS office on February 10, 11 and 12 from 8:30-3:30. There is no charge for this training. Seating is limited to 40 participants.
Registration Open for Elementary Arts Banquet
Register now for the Elementary Arts Banquet coming in February! This event provides elementary schools the opportunity to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding artistic ability in performing or visual arts as well as citizenship and cooperative skills. Each elementary school is invited to select two students to be honored.
CIAC Football Semifinal Broadcasts
Sixteen football teams will compete in eight semifinal games on Saturday for the right to take part in the CIAC football finals; and five of the eight semifinals will be broadcast live on various platforms. The NFHS Network will air four semifinals on Saturday, one of which will also be broadcast live on CPTVSports. MORE
Breakthrough Coach Returns in March 2014
If you want to learn how to work with less, produce more and still get everything done in a sensible school week, then it sounds like you’re ready for The Breakthrough Coach; and, he’s returning to Connecticut in March! Register now for the overwhelmingly popular Breakthrough Coach training being held March 24-25, 2014 at CAS. MORE