OCTOBER 6, 2017

Evaluation Support Updates:
  1. eVAL Tech Modules are Live!
SPS has built two eVAL modules in Schoology as part of the instructional technology PD module series. The modules give teachers an overview of eVAL and walk them through key features in the tool such as goal setting, uploading evidence and artifacts, reviewing observation reports and completing the summative evaluation. For more information, please visit the Instructional Technology webpage on mysps  here and then select "Instructional Technology PD Modules."

    2. Goal Setting Updates in eVAL

There are three changes to the goal setting functionality in eVAL.
  • Teachers can send a draft of the student growth goals prior to submitting final goals
  • Both teacher and evaluator can request an unlock of the student growth goals
  • There is a space for the evaluator to add the date of the goal setting conference (coming soon!)
An updated goal setting user guide is available for download from the eVAL section of the PG&E website.

    3.  TPEP (Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program) Teacher Training Series - TPEP Overview and Goal Setting Training:


TPEP Overview , the first session in the 4-part TPEP Training Series, has 2 sessions left - 10/10 in southeast and 10/12 in northeast. TPEP Overview will introduce you to the evaluation system and the Danielson Framework and how the two intersect. TPEP Goal Setting will start on 10/19. TPEP Goal Setting will introduce you to the goal setting rubric and focus on the process for writing goals in order to help you set proficient or above student growth goals. Please register for these courses in ESS. Extra time and clock hours are available. Snacks will be provided!

Safe Schools trainings are required of all staff. Classified staff and substitutes should work on
them as part of your regular work day - the new Wednesday early releases might be the best time.

For certificated staff, one principal-directed staff meeting should be used for Safe Schools training, with the remaining training done during teacher-directed staff meetings, or on your own time if you prefer.

Future Native Teachers Initiative: do you have native students who may have interest in becoming an educator? Encourage them to attend this annual event co-sponsored by WEA and the Tribal Leaders Congress on Education. It runs October 23-25 at WSU. Native chaperones needed.

Nominations open to fill remaining term for SEA Treasurer. SEA's current treasurer, Jennifer Matter, is unable to finish her term due to a family health matter. Please join us in thanking Jennifer for her service to SEA and wishing her and her family the best. Association Representatives will elect a new treasurer at our monthly Representative Assembly on November 13th to complete Jennifer's term, which runs through the end of June, 2018. Members who are interested in serving can nominate themselves between now and 5 PM on Friday, October 20th by emailing SEA@washingtonea.org.

Register this week for the SPS Eliminating Opportunity Gaps (EOG) Institute on October 13th
. Doors open at 8 AM.  The Institute will be a team-centered day focused on idea-sharing, collaboration and action to eliminate opportunity gaps and institutional racial equity. Register at  https://eoginstitute.splashthat.com/. Space is limited, so be sure to register by 10/6/17.


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Richard Summers, a native American student liaison who helps native students stay in school, has had multiple surgeries from his time serving in the Marines and needs more sick time to fully recover from them. He thanks you for any help you can give.

Heather Valentine, School Psychologist at Salmon Bay is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and is running low on sick leave. She very much appreciates any leave you can donate to get past this difficult process.

Thank you all for your generous donations in this challenging time for the above members. 

Members can access the shared leave form by clicking HERE. Forms can be submitted to HRLeaves@seattleschools.org or FAXED to 206-252-0021 or mailed to Seattle Public Schools, MS 33-380, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1165.

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