June 2017

Happy summer solstice! As you begin your summer, 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. NBCT Marianne Hunter continues to track education related issues into the 2nd special session and sends weekly highlights every Friday to everyone on the CSTP listserv ( read her last update).

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Exceptional Educators Night with the Mariners at Safeco Field Mariners

2016 Puget Sound ESD Regional Teacher of the Year, Nate Bowling at the 2016 Exceptional Educators Night

Join CSTP, OSPI, WEA and AWSP as we celebrate our award-winning educators at Safeco Field on August 10, 2017. Mariners will take on Angels at 7:10 PM. All educators, friends and family will enjoy discounted tickets ($13 View Level, $32 Main Level) and encouraged to join us at the pre-game ceremony (location and time TBA). 
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. 

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
WEA's National Board Jump Start 
When:  June 27-30, 2017
Where: Spokane, WA
#CampCSTP: A Deeper Dive into Teacher Leadership
When:  July 17-18, 2017
Where: North Bend, WA
#CampCSTP: Creating Powerful PLCs
When:  July 18-19, 2017
Where: North Bend, WA
#CampCSTP: Creating Powerful PLCs
When:  July 19-20, 2017
Where: North Bend, WA
WEA's National Board Jump Start
When:  July 31- August 3, 2017
Where: Snohomish, WA
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
Bidding a Fond Farewell to CSTP's Cindy and Sarah

Left: Cindy Rockholt,  Right: Sarah Applegate

CSTP has had the good fortune to work with awesome educators over its 14 year existence. Not the least of whom are NBCTs Cindy Rockholt and Sarah Applegate. They are moving on to take their teacher leadership knowledge and skills to the next level and continue to grow their understanding and impact on different education systems.
Cindy has worked with the Washington's National Board Partners for the last four years as the NT3 Site Director spreading, growing and infusing accomplished teaching throughout our state via a National Board Network to Transform Teaching Grant. On July 1 she will move to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to be the Assistant Superintendent of Educator Growth and Development. Congrats Cindy!
Sarah has worked for CSTP in a variety of capacities over the last 10 years and this last year came on in a full-time job diving into TPEP systems work, getting a Recruiting WA Teachers Teaching Academy project off the ground and spreading the CSTP Teacher Leadership Framework and teacher leadership love across WA and OR. At the end of July she and her family are headed to China for two years, fulfilling a dream to teach internationally. Congrats Sarah!
If you'd like to send your well wishes to Cindy or Sarah you can do that directly: Cindy - and Sarah -
Cindy and Sarah's batons will passed onto some fabulous educators whom we are very excited about and will introduce to you in the August newsletter (so stay tuned). 
  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.
Stories From School Roundup 

CSTP's Stories From School bloggers are always busy working on new stories.  Here is a recap of new articles for the past month.