Professional Growth
and Evaluation Newsletter
This is the third Professional Growth and Evaluation Newsletter for the 2018-19 school year!
We've almost made it to the end of March! After the February we had, the return to normalcy has been such a gift. Hopefully, you have been able to get back into the important work with your students and you've seen growth in the weeks since we've been back.

The current issue of the PG&E newsletter contains upcoming summative evaluation dates, links to the form needed to receive up to 32 hours of extra pay for tech time, upcoming training opportunities, and more. Take a look.
Upcoming Evaluation Deadlines

Summative Evaluation Conference
June 5, 2019

No later than June 5th the evaluator and certificated employee
shall meet to discuss the certificated employee's final summative
evaluation performance rating.

Summative Evaluation Completed
June 10, 2019

All certificated employees will receive an annual performance evaluation and final summative evaluation performance rating. Evaluations must be signed (paper form) or viewed in eVAL by June 10.
Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Action Requested
Article IV: Provisions for Compensation and Work Hours
Section F: Technology Learning Time
During the 2018-19 school year, all certficated employees are entitled to up to 32 hours of extra pay , pro-rated by FTE for technology related professional learning in self-directed learning activities.

Certificated employees must fill out the employee attestation form ( CBA Appendix S ), have your supervisor sign the form, and submit to payroll. The link below will take you to the page on the SEA website and you must select 2018-2019 Tech Pay Request Form . You will not receive this extra pay if you do not submit the completed form.
Section G: Career Ladder Program
With the adoption of the new CBA, the Career Ladder Program became part of the Professional Growth & Educator support system. The program is intended to recognize the importance of teacher leadership in building instructional capacity at the school and district level, and promote teacher professional growth along a continuum of practice.
We are seeking feedback from all teachers (both CLT and non-CLT) on the impact and future direction of the CLT program. All responses are anonymous.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
TPEP Training Schedule
Formative Assessment
Genesee Hill Elementary School
Library 4:30-7:30pm

Pre-K Focused Formative Assessment
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
Library 4:30-7:30pm

Formative Assessment
Loyal Heights Elementary School
Library 4:30-7:30pm

Registration is open in ESS
eVAL Training

eVAL modules in Schoology:
Instructional Technology

Access Code:

 SEA/WEA Certification 101 Trainings

Do you have questions about the WA state requirements for educator certification? What are the requirements for certificate renewal (STEM & TPEP training requirements and PGPs) and how do you add endorsements to your certificate. Do you have questions about National Board certification, timelines, conditional loan information? How to navigate OSPI's eCert program? Do you want to know more about the WEA professional development opportunities? We have rescheduled our SEA/WEA Certification 101 Trainings for early April!
South Event
Mercer Middle School
Tuesday, April 2; 4:30-7:30pm
North Event
Eckstein Middle School
Thursday, April 4; 4:30-7:30pm
Space is limited, so sign up soon!
Register at the links above- Only WEA members may participate - the cost is $0.00

3 Free clock hours  to all WEA Members! You must register prior to the event and also make sure to sign in on the sign in sheet on the day of the workshop.

This section is for certificated classroom teachers . You will find information to support and help you manage the evaluation process in eVAL. 
Uploading Artifacts in eVAL
As you monitor progress toward your student growth goals, you may have artifacts you'd like to upload into eVAL to use as evidence in your evaluation. This video will walk you through the process of uploading evidence into eVAL. If you have a Smart Card, it can be helpful when aligning your evidence to the Danielson components.
Professional Educator Standards Board
Professional Growth Plan
Did you know you can receive 25 clock hours for free by completing a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) from the Professional Educator Standards Board? All you need to do is fill out a PGP and have a certificated educator in Washington state sign off on your plan. You can submit the verification form located on the PESB website for salary advancement to the Class and Comp department in HR. The PGP must be completed during the school year for which you are submitting. More information can be found by going to the PESB website (click here ).
Professional Growth and Educator Support (PGES) System
Foundational Coursework
An important part of the PGES System is Foundational Coursework. One part of Foundational Coursework, the Seattle Teaching 201 Pilot launched on March 1, 2019. This 32-hour course will be open to second year teachers beginning in the 2019-2020 school year; expanding to other teachers the following year. Seattle Teaching 201 includes work around the Foundational Beliefs in Seattle Public Schools, as well as bringing racial equity to the forefront of our work with students and families using 3 texts: Zaretta Hammond's Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, The Skillful Teacher, and the Danielson Instructional Framework.

The 7-minute video below will help you learn more about the PGES system and hear from your colleagues as they share their hopes as we implement this system in Seattle Public Schools.
Find More Information At:

Try asking someone in your building first. Who can you ask?
  • Your principal/evaluator
  • TPEP Cadre teacher (if you have one in your building)
  • Your STAR Consulting Teacher
  • Colleagues
  • Your SEA building rep

Still stuck?
  • For assistance with eVAL, send your question(s) to
  • For assistance with TPEP or the Danielson Framework, send an email to Lindsay Berger, PGES Program Manager or Alison Bishop, TPEP PD Specialist
  • For assistance beyond your SEA building rep, contact your SEA Uniserv Rep
Is the content of this email helpful to you?
Seattle Public Schools
Professional Growth & Educator Support/TPEP
Alison Bishop
Phone: 206-743-3542

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