Creating Coherence: Connecting Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems to the Common Core
In our recently released Special Issues Brief, Creating Coherence: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Evaluation, and Professional Learning, we introduced a practical way for states and districts to begin to ensure coherent supports for teaching to the Common Core. To bring these ideas into practice, this new professional learning module provides of a set of "grab, customize, and go" materials that state and regional technical assistance providers can use to facilitate work sessions that lead district teams through a collaborative, coherence-building process.
In the work sessions, district teams:
- Identify direct and indirect connections among the Common Core; their district teacher evaluation frameworks; and their professional development plans, offerings, and structures.
- Identify any gaps in support for teachers' instruction for the Common Core.
- Plan for concrete action to strengthen connections and address gaps.
The module provides four hours of material, including hands-on activities, which can be adapted and customized to your state or district's context and needs. Download PDF copies of each file below, or request copies of the materials in Microsoft Word format by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The GTL Center offers additional support for modifying the materials to suit your context. We also can work in partnership with regional centers to facilitate state-level reviews of state evaluation frameworks and professional development.
Note on Adapting the Modules
The modules are designed so that facilitators can adopt them as written or modify the content to reflect state and local context, needs, and priorities.
If modifications to content are made, the GTL Center requests that the following disclaimer be included in the revised materials: The materials were modified in whole or in part with permission from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.