Through collaborative work, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) helps local educational agencies create evaluation systems that foster continuous growth and development for employees, ultimately benefitting students.
- Classified Evaluation Project
- Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation (E3) Program
- Peer Assistance and Review (PAR): Training for Support Teachers
Interested in increasing employee engagement, development, and job satisfaction? SDCOE’s Classified Evaluation Project is a collaborative process to create local performance management systems that fosters employee growth, engagement, and job satisfaction.
This project engages district or charter school teams to examine the current evaluation system through the following components of effective systems:
Receive ongoing facilitation and resources throughout the development process
Engage in a team-learning process facilitated by SDCOE staff
Enhance labor and management relationships
Shift the culture of evaluation to employee growth and development
Establish a joint agreement to participate between employee association and district leadership
Select a team with equal representation from association members and administrators
Participate in monthly facilitated work sessions
Establish a growth-based performance management system
Free to San Diego County districts and charter schools
Program start date determined by district or charter school
classified evaluation program contacts
SDCOE's Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation (E3) program is a progressive approach to revising teacher evaluation systems with a focus on professional growth, leadership, and student impact.
The E3 project develops partnerships between labor and management by bringing districts and bargaining units together for a two-year collaborative process that includes a series of academies and facilitated intersession work sessions that result in the development of an individualized, local evaluation system. It's an opportunity for all stakeholders to work together around the table, with equal voices, instead of working across the table.
This two-year process engages district and school teams in a series of academies and intersessions to examine the current evaluation system through the following nationally researched components of effective systems:
- Stakeholder engagement
- Professional standards
- Multiple measures
- Meaningful feedback
- Qualified evaluators
- Professional development aligned to teacher need and context
Monthly Academy Sessions
Focus on researched components for effective systems, change theory, criteria of effective teaching and learning, observation skill development, criteria for coaching and meaningful feedback, professional teaching standards, multiple measures of teacher practice, national / state teacher evaluation models, and evaluation tool development.
Provide teams the time and opportunity to agree upon and design the components, processes, and procedures for a revised professional growth system within the district or school context. SDCOE facilitators work with each team to contextualize the academy content.
Team Learning Process
As teams move through the development process, the SDCOE facilitator guides discussion around common language, multiple measures, observations and meaningful feedback, peer support, and capacity building. At the close of each intersession meeting, teams create an action plan for next steps and craft a common message to share with stakeholder groups (teachers, association leadership, site administrators, and district administration). By the end of two years' participation, districts will have prototyped / piloted a system, collected data, trained stakeholders, and revised the system based on data prior to full implementation.
- Establish a joint agreement to participate between association and district leadership
- Select a six to ten person team with equal representation from teacher association members and site / district administrators.
- Year One: Participate in six to eight academy sessions and facilitated intersession work.
- Year Two: Participate in three to four academy sessions and facilitated intersession work.
- Receive ongoing support and facilitation throughout the development process.
- Create a context driven teacher effectiveness and evaluation model.
- Engage in a team-learning process with support from local, state, and national partners.
- Enhance the labor and management relationships.
- Shift the culture of evaluation to professional learning.
- E3 program is a cost-recovery model.
- Program fee includes: facilitation of academy and intersession work, technical assistance, materials and resources.
- Greatness by Design Report
- CTA White Paper on Effective Teacher Evaluation (PDF)
- Continuum of Teaching Practice with CSTP (PDF)
e3 program contacts
SDCOE's Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation Unit built Peer Assistance and Review (PAR): Training for Support Teachers as an online experience designed to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills to provide effective coaching and support to a peer.
- The role of a PAR Support Teacher
- How to utilize Adult Learning Theory to increase teacher engagement
- Components of effective coaching
- Utilizing California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) as a common language to support growth
- Observing teacher practice
- Effective Feedback
- How to facilitate difficult conversations
- Strategies for providing support in a virtual environment
- This course is appropriate for Teachers, Mentors, Coaches, or Principals who provide support within a site or district PAR program or during an evaluation cycle.
- The training covers eight hours of content completed at your own pace over four weeks, completely online managed by a facilitator / instructor, and delivered in five distinct modules.
- $50 per participant
- Purchase orders and credit cards are accepted
- Credit card payment links are sent after registering