July 2017

Happy summer break! We want to let you know about a couple of exciting opportunities including discount Mariner's tickets for Exceptional Educator Night and free registration for  TPEP Best Practices in Yakima. For those looking for some light summer reading, check out the latest on the Stories from School blog.

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Exceptional Educators Night with the Mariners at Safeco Field Mariners

You are invited to join us on Thursday, August 10th at Safeco Field as we celebrate Washington's National Board program and recognize award winning educators, including Washington's Teacher of the Year Camille Jones.  CSTP, WEA, OSPI, and AWSP are proud to partner with the Mariners in this celebration of accomplished teaching.

Discount tickets include a celebration with the NBCT partners at Outside Corner, and a good game between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  We hope you will join us beginning at 5:30 pm for a pre-game gathering inside the ball park.

When: August 10, 2017
Discount Tickets: $13 View Level, $32 Main Level
Buy Now: Promo Code: NBCT
Ticket Sales end on August 9 at 5:00 PM

Scheduled of Events
Pre-Ceremony Location: Outside Corner, 300 Level

5:10 pm - Ballpark opens to guests
5:30 pm - Pre-game event begins at Lookout Landing located inside the ballpark in left field on the 300 level (see diagram below). Come meet friends, enjoy snacks, and hear from CSTP, OSPI, WEA and AWSP leaders as well as the 2017 Teacher of the Year, Camille Jones.
6:30 pm - Move to seats for the Teacher of the Year, Camille Jones' first pitch!
7:10 pm - Game time! Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
OSPI's NBCT Facilitator Training, Day 1, 2, & 3
When:  August 15-17, 2017
Where: Camas, WA
WEA's National Board Jump Start
When:  August 15-18, 2017
Where: Camas, WA
CSTP's TPEP Best Practices Colloquium "Learning from Student Growth"
When:  November 1, 2017
Where: Yakima, WA
PESB's Educator Retooling Grant
Deadline:  September 22, 2017
Award: $3,000
PESB's Educator Retooling Grant
Deadline:  January 12, 2018
Award: $3,000
PESB's Educator Retooling Grant
Deadline:  April 27, 2018
Award: $3,000
  OSPI's 2017 NBCT Facilitator Training Registration Open

To ensure consistency across the state for National Board candidates who are seeking this certification, facilitators are required to take Facilitator Training prior to hosting a cohort.

This three-day training hones facilitation knowledge and skills, provides a deeper understanding of the revised National Board process, as well as develops skills in working with adult learners. Attendees must attend all three days to become a facilitator trainer. The cost for this training is $60 per day. Current offerings are:

(Days 1, 2, 3)  Tuesday-Thursday, August 15-17
Where: Camas, WA
Day 1: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Days 2-3: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $180

Learn more about the facilitator trainings on OSPI's website.
Register Now for the TPEP Best Practices Colloquium "Learning from Student Growth"

TPEPCSTP is excited to be hosting the   TPEP Best Practices Colloquium "Learning from Student Growth" on November 1, 2017. This full day event will feature districts and schools from around the state sharing ways they are using what they learn from student growth to improve teacher practice and strategies to authentically connect student growth to the teacher evaluation system. The Colloquium facilitates discussion across and within districts as you learn about other district's best practices and share your experiences. Registration is limited to 150 participants. Learn more at

Presentation Teams and Workshop Topics: 

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Yakima School District

Beyond Admiring the Data
This workshop will focus on the processes that the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School staff have used to create intentional collaboration for planning, assessment and adjustment with a strong focus on using evidence.

Lake Stevens School District, Mead School District, Spokane Public Schools

Grading for Growth: Transform Points into Passion
Have you spotted the ironies of traditional grading? Have you discovered how standards-based grading can prioritize learning and growth? This workshop will share how teachers in several secondary content areas have incorporated standards into assessment and grading, found overlaps between standards-based grading and the State 8 Teacher Evaluation Criteria, and discovered that standards-based grading practices can empower students in any classroom.

North Kitsap High School, North Kitsap Public Schools

Real and Relevant Student Growth
How do you move past tracking student growth for TPEP evaluation purposes to tracking student growth for student learning? Learn what techniques and strategies North Kitsap High School has used for making student growth real, relevant, and manageable.

Marie Curie Elementary School, Pasco School District

Keeping Student Growth A Focus For ALL Kids
Marie Curie STEM Elementary is a new school with big plans for serving their students, many of whom are English Language Learners. Come and learn how they have used strategies to monitor and motivate student academic achievement in their 5th and 6th grade classes.

Seattle Public Schools

Leveraging Teacher Leadership to Sustain Knowledge and Learning About Student Growth
This workshop will focus on how to engage various internal and external stakeholders in the process of building a teacher cadre with expertise in student growth and see how the cadre works to train and lead others in the district. We will talk through a case study from Seattle Public Schools and offer some resources participants can adapt for use in their own districts.

Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla School District

PLCs and Student Growth
This session will explore how two different PLCs analyzed student work to impact instruction and teacher learning. Learn practical ways that the teams collaborated to enhance their students' growth through Criterion 8 and how the principal and teachers collaborated in the work.

Workshops with Framework Author Representatives: Patty Maxfield - CEL, Kate Dickson and Karyn Wright - Danielson, Tina Boogren - Marzano, and Ron Sisson with Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP).
Cost: Free
Location: Yakima, WA
Included in Registration: Breakfast, lunch and materials.
Not Included in Registration: Travel, parking, substitute costs, or clock hours.
Who Can Attend: TPEP teams or individuals working in a Washington public school district. Teams from each district are encouraged to attend together, and be comprised of district office representatives, building administrators, teachers, association leaders and instructional coaches. There is not a limit on the number of team members a district can bring. If you are not working in a Washington public school but interested in attending, please contact to be added to a waitlist. 

OSPI to Lead Public Webinars on New Federal Accountability Plan Throughout August 

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is conducting four webinars to provide more information about Washington's Consolidated Plan for the federal education law Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These webinars will explain the Consolidated Plan's creation, changes from the first draft, and how the public can provide feedback before submission to the U.S. Department of Education in September.
If you are interested in hearing how Washington will use its new flexibility to support all students and address gaps for students that have been historically underserved by our education system, you'll want to tune into a webinar.
There are four webinars scheduled throughout August:
  • Tuesday, August 15, 4-6 p.m. (register)
  • Saturday, August 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (register)
  • Wednesday, August 23, 5-7 p.m. (register)
  • Wednesday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. (register
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