Introduction to the 2012-13 Teacher Evaluation Process
Prince George’s County Public Schools is committed to continuous improvement when it comes to implementing the teacher evaluation process. The 2012-2013 PGCPS Teacher Evaluation Handbook is available now. The handbook includes the guidelines, forms and other useful information that teachers and administrators will need in a single reference document. The individual sections will also be available electronically and information will be posted to the appropriate website throughout the school year as new information and tools become available.
As we continue the roll out of the Danielson Framework for Teaching model as the teaching and learning framework for PGCPS, you will start to see more and more of the professional development and instructional resources aligned to FFT. This year, new FFT-aligned lesson plan templates for most content areas have been created, with remaining content areas currently in development. These templates can be found on the Office of Curriculum and Instruction google site at https://sites.google.com/a/pgcps.org/curriculum-and-instruction-home/home. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new templates and to begin using them as soon as possible.
PGCPS will also move into year two of the MSDE Educator Effectiveness pilots in 2012-13. The PGCPS MSDE Teacher Evaluation Pilot will be implemented in 38 schools. We’ve created a separate version of the handbook specifically for administrators and teachers assigned to these schools. Please make sure you refer to the appropriate version of the handbook for your situation (MSDE-pilot or Non-MSDE pilot).
The electronic references for the handbook and other information will be available online at the appropriate website. Once the school year begins, the websites will be the best place to access the latest information, tools and resources.
If you have any questions about the teacher evaluation process or suggestions for ways to make it better, please contact the Office of Employee Performance at firstname.lastname@example.org. The work to redesign the teacher evaluation system is ongoing and there will likely be additional changes and refinements as the year progresses.
We wish you all the best for a fabulous school year!
The Office of Employee Performance