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    DPAS II 2017-2018 Policy Updates-PDMS Course #26198

    DPAS II for Administrators Boot Camp-PDMS Course # 26155

    This workshop is mandatory for administrators (and "credentialed observers") who wish to become credentialed for use of DPAS II for Principals, Assistant Principals, and District Leaders.  The training will cover topics such as DPAS II policy and processes, use of framework, and providing feedback.  Administrators must attend and successfully complete Boot Camp prior to beginning the observation process.

    Training Dates:

    • Session #1-August 11th

    • Session #2-September 14th

    • Session #3-October 3rd

    • Session #4-December 8th

    • Session #5-February 22nd

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    DPAS II Boot Camp Training for Teacher/Specialist System-PDMS Course # 25968

    Boot Camp is mandatory for all new administrators

    DPAS II Boot Camp Training for Teacher/Specialists System is a mandatory, foundational four-day training for all new administrators to become credentialed for use of DPAS II for Teachers/Specialists An assessment will be administered online following completion of the training. New administrators must attend all Boot Camp training days and successfully complete the assessment in order to credentialed. This training is also highly recommended for current evaluators in order to refresh their skills.

    The four-day training is facilitated by The Danielson Group and is broken down into the following sessions:

    • Day One: Policy, Processes and Goal Setting (Component V)
    • Day Two and Three: Observation and Evidence Alignment (Components I-IV)
    • Day Four: Professional Conversations: Conferencing and Feedback

    Boot Camps for 2017-2018 will be offered on the following dates:

    • July 10-13, 2017
    • July 24-27, 2017
    • August 7-10, 2017
    • August 14-17, 2017
    • October 10-13, 2017
    • December 4-7, 2017
    • February 5-8, 2018
    • April 16-19, 2018

    Educator Effectiveness-In-Person Workshop Series-Course No. 25970

    This series is designed to provide participants an opportunity to take a "deep dive" into several high impact" indicators of effective teacher performance. During each session, participants will develop an understanding of what the indicator looks like when used effectively and learn key strategies to help develop and/or refine the indicator. This series is recommended for school-based teams to gain a common understanding and support building level professional development. Individual participants are welcome to attend as well:


    • Thursday, September 21, 2017: Creating a supportive Learning Environment
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Designing Instructional Outcomes
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018: Engaging Students in Meaningful and Challenging Instruction
    • Thursday, March 1, 2018: Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Using Assessment in Instruction

    DPAS II-Danielson's Prerecorded Calibration Webinar Series-PDMS Course # 25969

    This series is HIGHLY recommended for any evaluator of the teacher/specialist system. This series of five webinars will provide participants the opportunity to practice and refine their skills with collecting and aligning evidence.  Participants will view, collect, align and rate evidence.  Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the webinar and a team of Danielson experts will follow up with responses. Sessions are prerecorded to provide flexibility. Participants will receive log in information within a week from registering. All webinars will be available during the weeks listed below.

    Webinar dates are as follows:

    • Webinar #1-August 17th-September 14th
    • Webinar # 2-October 26th-November 23rd
    • Webinar # 3-December 21st-January 18th
    • Webinar # 4-February 21st-March 21st
    • Webinar # 5-April12th-May 10th

    Delaware School Leader Academy-PDMS Course #26491

    Training Dates and Topics:

    • The Guide on the Side: Coaching Skills for Educational Leaders-October 27, 2017
    • Conquering the Cores: Building Better Content Knowledge to Improve Instruction-December 11, 2017
    • Equal is NOT Always Equitable and Other Lessons in Educational Opportunity-January 22, 2018
    • Driven by Your Why: Building a clear vision, core values, and school-wide goals-February 28, 2018
    • Looking at Data Differently-What's Your Story?-March 22, 2018
    • The Instructional Leadership Imperative: Solid improvements in day-to-day instruction and bringing research into action-April 25, 2018


    Assistant Principals complete AP Academy

    Congratulations to Kimberly Corbidge and Amanda Archambault, Cape Henlopen, and Paul Iaboni, Brandywine School District for completing all three sessions of the 2017-18 AP Academy. Over 40 Assistant Principals attended this year's AP Academy in October, January, and May to learn about the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, the DPAS-II AP Rubric, and 10 Skills for Successful School Leaders (NASSP). Positive administrator feedback included comments such as "I have thought more deeply and gained a better understanding of my role as a school leader," and "Collaboration and networking to see what others have gone through and what works." Next year, the AP Academy will be re-branded as the School Leader Academy to also recognize school leaders that are new to the state.

    RELAY National Principal's Academy Fellowship Competitive Subgrant Awards

    We are pleased to announce that 4 state sub-grants have been awarded to Seaford School District and Colonial School District for the 2017-18 Relay National Principal's Academy Fellowship program. Recipients of the awards are Gary Zoll, Seaford Middle School Assistant Principal, Susan Harrison, Supervisor of Instruction, Seaford, Jeff Gibeault, Principal at Southern Elementary School, Colonial and Kishayla Payne-Miller, Student Advisor at New Castle Elementary School, Colonial. RELAY/NPAF is a one-year intensive School Leadership training that focuses on developing school leader skills in understanding and aligning assessments to the Common Core, building a culture for student success, and learning a feedback model for transforming and targeting teacher instruction. In the past four years, over 40 Delaware administrators have participated in the RELAY leadership training.

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