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Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Grant
A collaborated effort with pilot higher education institutions, CCSU and SCSU, to analyze and reform teacher preparation curricula to ensure training in evidence-based practices in literacy (reading and writing), culturally responsive teaching and clinical experiences.
Connecticut Equity Plan
Connecticut's six strategy plan to ensure equitable access to excellent educators
Connecticut Evidence Guides
The CSDE encourages districts to use the CT Evidence Guides as a tool for professional development and growth as well as guiding observations. These guides can offer opportunities for valuable professional learning as educators work with one another to generate their own examples of evidence aligned to their respective rubric.
Connecticut Professional Learning Providers
A comprehensive list of professional learning providers in Connecticut.
The importance of highly-skilled educators is beyond dispute, as a strong body of evidence now confirms what parents, students, teachers, and administrators have long known: effective teachers are among the most important school level factor in student learning, and effective leadership is an essential component of any successful school.
Educator Evaluation Plan Submission Process
The State Board of Education acted on April 5, 2017, to adopt proposed recommendations from the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) on the appropriate uses/non-uses of the state mastery test (e.g. Smarter Balanced Assessment, SAT, CMT, and CAPT) within the educator evaluation and support system.
Educator Evaluation Plans - APSEPs
State approved educator evaluation and support plans for approved private special education programs.
Educator Evaluation Plans – Public School Districts, Charters and RESCs
Listed below are the state approved educator evaluation and support plans for the current school year. The plans are sorted alphabetically.
The newly revised CSDE Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers training is designed to concentrate on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance and practice inherent in the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers.
Minority Teacher Recruitment (MTR) Policy Oversight Council
Advise the Commissioner of Education on ways to encourage minority middle and secondary school students to attend institutions of higher education and enter teacher preparation programs, recruit minority students attending institutions of higher education to enroll in teacher preparation programs and pursue teaching careers, recruit and retain minority teachers in Connecticut schools, recruit minority teachers from other states to teach in Connecticut schools, and recruit minority professionals in other fields to enter teaching.
Parent Feedback Survey Materials
To ensure that districts use effective survey instruments in the educator evaluation process, and to allow educators to share results across district boundaries, CSDE has adopted a recommended parent survey instrument as part of the SEED State Model for educator evaluation.
Professional Development Task Force 2016-17
The task force was created to study professional development and in-service training requirements for educators.
Connecticut's Definition of Professional Learning: High-quality professional learning is a process that ensures all educators have equitable access throughout their career continuum to relevant, individual and collaborative opportunities to enhance their practice so that all students advance towards positive academic and non-academic outcomes.
Professional Learning - Cultural Competence
Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student facilitates educators’ self-examination of their awareness, knowledge, skills, and actions that pertain to culture and how they can develop culturally-responsive strategies to enrich the educational experiences for all students.
Professional Learning - Data
Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student requires the use of both quantitative and qualitative student, educator and system data to plan, implement, monitor, and assess professional learning.