School Leadership PD & Training

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    Michael Saylor
    Education Associate, School Leadership
    Phone: (302) 735-4266

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

    Course #25978: Educator Effectiveness Prerecorded Webinars Series-PDMS

    This series is designed to provide a “mini” deep dive topics discussed during the in-person workshops. These webinars can be used as either a preview or review of the in-person workshops or for participants who are unable to attend the in-person session.  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.

    Training Dates and Topics are as follows:

    • Questioning and Discussion Techniques: January 25th - February 22nd
    • Using Assessment in Instruction: March 22nd - April 19th

    Course #25980: DPAS II Teacher/Specialist System Support Prerecorded Webinar-Observing in the Special Education Classroom-PDMS

    November 22nd - December 21st

    This online webinar will discuss what instructional strategies may serve as evidence for the DPAS II rubric when observing special education teachers. This is recommended for all district and school level administrators/evaluators. This session is prerecorded to provide flexibility. Participants will receive log in information within a week from registering. The webinars will be available during the weeks listed above.

    DPAS II Teacher/Specialist System Review Camp-PDMS Course #26503

    This is a one-day review of the DPAS II System for evaluating teachers and specialists.  We recommend this course to those who could benefit from a review of the evaluation framework and practice in collecting and aligning evidence.

    Training Dates:

    • January 19, 2018
    • March 8, 2018

    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.

    Upcoming Training Dates:

    • Session #4-December 8th
    • Session #5-February 22nd

    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:

    • 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.

    Upcoming Webinar dates are as follows:

    • 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:

    • 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

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    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 thought more deeply and gained a better understanding of my role as a school leader," and "I appreciated the 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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