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 Nationally Recognized Training Offered for the First Time in California

​​​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Learning and Leadership Services Division​ has partnered with the nationally recognized University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership​ (CEL) to offer the Effective Feedback for Teacher Growth Institute for the first time in California.

The specialized leadership institute is designed to address the needs of school leaders in implementing a co-inquiry process for teacher feedback and growth resulting in improved student learning.

This first-of-its kind partnership allows SDCOE to offer the Institute to school leaders throughout the state.

"The partnership with University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership brings this valuable professional development to local educators," said Jean Madden-Cazares, assistant superintendent, SDCO​E Learning and Leadership Services. "It develops the skills needed to strengthen teaching practice through a collaborative learning culture that results in the improvement of student learning."

The institute supports site administrators, central office leaders, instructional coaches, and mentor teachers. The collaborative model allows all teachers to receive feedback for continuous growth in a trusting, safe manner.

With CEL's approach to redesigned teacher feedback systems, school districts can gain research-based methods and instruments to:

  • plan and implement a growth-oriented teacher feedback system focused on high-quality learning
  • develop a common language and shared vision for improving teaching and learning using an instructional framework
  • analyze and calibrate classroom observations across grade levels, schools, and districts using The 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric
  • increase the expertise of school leaders to guide and support the professional growth of teachers

In 2015, the Effective Feedback for Teacher Growth Institute will be offered in three cohorts: April 23 and 24, July  15 and 16, and Aug. 20 and 21. Early registration (up to 14 days prior to event) is highly encouraged. Customized institutes can be arranged at later dates for larger groups throughout California.

For more information and to register, visit For more information on the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, visit their website​.