Current PDMS Course Offerings for Administrators
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Courses & Descriptions for 2019-2020, and Remaining Courses for 2018-2019:
Course #27146: DPAS II for Administrators
No additional trainings offered for 2018-2019. Please register below for 2019-2020 offerings.
Course #26995: DPAS II Teacher Framework Calibration
Calibration is a recommended practice of all educators to ensure a common, shared understanding of what practice looks like at different performance levels. Calibration establishes and maintains consistency in analyzing evidence, providing feedback, and using professional judgment to determine performance level ratings. It is expected for all evaluators to participate in yearly calibration activities.
The DDOE, in coordination with the Danielson Group, will offer a series of 6 online calibration sessions during the 2018-2019 school year. Sessions will be available for the entire month to allow participants the opportunity to complete the webinar at their convenience.
- Session 5: April 2019
- Session 6: May 2019
Course #28076: DPAS II Boot Camp Training for Teacher/Specialist System - Observation and Evaluation
This mandatory training is required of any educator before completing observations or evaluations on teachers and/or specialists. To become a credentialed observer, participants must complete a 3-hour online webinar (PDMS Course 28092, covering "Policies, Processes, and Goal-Setting"), attend a four-day in-person training (PDMS Course 28076), and pass an online assessment. For more information: 2019-2020 Boot Camp Training Flyer
- Day One: Developing Observation Skills and Understanding the Teacher’s Framework
- Day Two: Applying Observation Skills to the Teacher’s Framework
- Day Three: Observing in the Special Education Classroom/Understanding the Specialist's Framework
- Day Four: Professional Conversations and Conferencing
Boot Camps for 2019-2020 will be offered on the following dates:
Session 1: July 15-18, 9:00-4:00, Delaware Public Archives Building
Session 2: July 29-August 1, 8:30-3:30, Government Support Services Building
Session 3: August 19-22, 8:30-3:30, Delaware State Police Troop 3
Session 4: September 23-26, 8:30-3:30, Delaware State Police Troop 3
Session 5: October 28-31, 8:30-3:30, Delaware State Police Troop 3
Session 6: January 13-16 (2020), 9:00-4:00, Delaware Public Archives Building
Course #26998: DPAS II System Refresher
Please join the Department of Education Educator Support Team as we discuss updates/changes to policies and the guide, examine ways to collect and use your school or district evaluation data to plan professional development, review and calibrate the rubrics and feedback, and discuss processes/protocols for observation and evaluation conferences. There will also be time to work through common Problems of Practice with other schools/districts. Additional information will be posted here regarding registration and format.
Course # 27795: DPAS II for Evaluating Administrators (New Evaluators)
This is a required, one-day training for all administrators new to evaluating assistant principals, principals, and/or district administrators. A credentialing assessment is required after participating in the one-day training.
- July 25, 2019 (8:30-3:30)
- August 12, 2019 (8:30-3:30)
- October 4, 2019 (8:30-3:30)
- November 22, 2019 (8:30-3:30)
Course # 27796: DPAS II for Evaluating Administrators (Currently Credentialed)
This is a required, half-day training for all administrators to become re-credentialed to evaluate assistant principals, principals, and/or district administrators. A credentialing assessment is required after participating in the half-day training. Re-credentialing is required for all existing evaluators because of recent changes to the evaluation process.
- June 20, 2019 (8:30-11:30)
- June 20, 2019 (12:30-3:30)
- July 9, 2019 (8:30-11:30)
- July 9, 2019 (12:30-3:30)
- July 22, 2019 (8:30-11:30)
- July 22, 2019 (12:30-3:30)
- August 14, 2019 (8:30-11:30)
- August 14, 2019 (12:30-3:30)
- September 16, 2019 (8:30-11:30)
- September 16, 2019 (12:30-3:30)