A teacher's contribution matters more to student success than class size, school funding, or technology, according to Measures of Effective Teaching researchers. But what does great teaching look like? Can teaching be effectively evaluated? And how can the insight gleaned from the evaluation be applied to improve teachers’ skills and performance?
Melrose is currently implementing the state's new teacher evaluation system across all Melrose Public Schools. Learn what the evaluation system means for your child’s school at a public forum on Thursday, January 31st. Superintendent Cyndy Taymore, Curriculum Director Margaret Adams, and Melrose school principals will discuss how the new evaluation system is being rolled out, how it will advance the Common Core Standards, and how it will affect teaching and learning throughout Melrose.
As a co-sponsor of the event, the parent-led Melrose Education Coalition (MEC) invites you to join us at this free event. The forum begins at 7pm in the High School Resource Room with a question-and-answer period and reception following the discussion.
MEC believes every Melrose parent should understand what the teacher evaluation process is, what measures of student learning are included in the evaluation, and what timeline for improvement is given to teachers who are required to raise their evaluation results.
To see the rubrics used in teacher evaluations and to read full descriptions of the skills that exhibit exemplary teaching, download the Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation, Part III, available at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/model/PartIII_AppxC.pdf
Co-sponsored by Mayor Rob Dolan, Superintendent Taymore, and MEC, this forum is the second in a series focused on current issues in education. To find out about additional Education Forums, join the MEC mailing list by emailing email@example.com or liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/melroseeducationcoalition.