Leading Effective Academic Practice
  • Evaluator Bias Training Part 2 is available in Learning Space

    Click on LINK HERE 

    The recommended deadline for this training is March 15th. Completion data will be provided to collaborative directors prior to Spring Break. 

    Per the new statute created by  SB 70 starting on August 1,  2024, school and district leaders who need to renew their principal or administration license require a CDE endorsed certificate after completing: (1) The LEAP Changes and Requirements Module and (2) DPS’ two Bias Trainings.

    Also note, per DCTA 10-3-2-3 ll Evaluators must complete bias and culturally responsive training and be certified under the District’s certification system to conduct observations before End-of-Year ratings.

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  • 2023-2024 MID-YEAR 

    Important Announcements

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  • FYI: New Educator Evaluation Tech Tool coming in 2024-25 school year.

    This new tech tool will combine the features that are currently met by the LAT, SchoolMint and the SLO Tool and will include the LEAP, LEAD and SSP GPS Frameworks. More information coming soon for the anticipated training window. 

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  • Access LEAP Mid-Year Conversation Resources

    The LEAP mid-year conversation window is Dec. 11-Feb. 23. Please see the 2023-24 Performance Management, Conversation Guides and Toolkits page on The Commons where you will find LEAP Conversation Guides that are available to help you design effective mid-year conversations. You can also find additional resources including email templates and sample professionalism rationale statements.

    Please refer to the Evaluator Responsibilities at Mid Year Checklist to backwards plan and ensure you and your ILT are ready for Mid-Year Conversations.

    Lastly, please remember that a teacher must have had two formal observations recorded in Schoolmint Grow with coaching cycles and feedback conversations for each before their mid-year conversation takes place.

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  • Google Doc for Comments Box in Professionalism, If Needed

    PLEASE NOTE: When you use the "Click here to select Evidence" boxes to populate behaviors, it doesn’t include the language changes (WHICH MUST BE USED) in the 2023-24 Professionalism FrameworkThese changes were made to mitigate bias in evaluations. PLEASE NOTE: New evidence/behaviors for Special Education and GT are only listed in the updated Framework.

    Please use unchanged LAT evidence/behavior bullets where you can, and copy/paste any of the new behavior bullets into the Next Step/Comments boxes from the updated Framework. IF NEEDED, you can use the Google doc we have provided HERE to copy/paste from the updated framework as there is limited comment space in the LAT to do that. Please then paste the doc link into the comment boxes in the LAT. When updating the Google doc “Share” list for your teacher/leader to be able to view be sure to ADD LEAP@dpsk12.org to the list.

    You do NOT need to SEND anything to LEAP. Teachers and leaders will have separate comments docs as needed and should share accordingly.

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    Please CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of required trainings for Evaluators and Teachers. We are progress monitoring for completion and will be reaching out to school leaders with any completion data concerns after the new year. 

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  • Changes to LEAP for 2023-24 School Year

    What's New?:

    • Composition of final effectiveness ratings from 50/50 to 70/30
    • Adjustments in determination of overall ratings
    • Equity-driven revisions to Professionalism Language
    • Consistency Changes to the Framework for Effective Teaching
    • Enhancements to the LEAP Observer Certification

    Learn more about the changes to LEAP, with the resources provided below:

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    Lisa Garcia Simms
    Senior Manager of Frameworks (LEAP and SSP GPS)