• Current PDMS Course Offerings for Administrators

    All courses are available for registration on PDMS.  If you would like to register for a course and have trouble, please contact either Melissa Oates ( Melissa.oates@doe.k12.de.us ) or Cindy Huffman ( cindy.Huffman@doe.k12.de.us ) for assistance.

     

    Courses & Descriptions

    Upcoming for 2018-2019, more details to follow:

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    Course #25977: DPAS II Teacher/Specialist System Support - Providing Quality Recommendations and Developing and Implementing Expectations and IIPs.

    This workshop will guide participants through the steps in the evaluation process that lead up to final recommendations. 

    Participants will discover how to use educators' ratings to prioritize and write recommendations that will improve performance to the next level.  Participants will consider best practices and requirements for writing and implementing expectations and improvement plans.  Time will be provided to analyze errors in example recommendations, expectations, and improvement plans, as well as to practice writing quality recommendations, expectations, and IIPs.

    Training Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Course #25970: Educator Effectiveness In-Person Workshop Series-PDMS

    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.

    Training Dates and Topics are as follows:

    Using Assessment in Instruction: Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

    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:

    • April 16 - 19, 2018

    Course #25025: DPAS II Credentialing Assessment for Teacher/Specialist System-PDMS

    You must successfully pass the Credentialing Assessment in order to gain certification.

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

    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 #5: April 12th - May 10th

    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:

    • Using Assessment in Instruction: March 22nd - April 19th

    Course #26491: Delaware School Leader Academy

    Training Dates and Topics are as follows:

    • 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

    Full development calendar »

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

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