August 2015

August 6 EPIC Meeting Agenda

The August 6 EPIC Meeting Agenda highlights the following: 

  • New or Revised Resources and Materials
  • EP Innovation Configuration and Implementation Planning
  • MLP Rollover and Set Up

Educational Specialist Rubric Scoring Tool

Educational Specialist Rubric Scoring Tool uses descriptive words from the educational specialist scoring rubric and also gives descriptions of what each standard could look like in practice.  

EE Grant Tips And Info 2015-16

The WI DPI Educator Effectiveness Grant, will be due in late Summer 2015 will cover the $80 per educator per year cost of the CESA 6 Effectiveness Project© system, which includes all costs associated with system development, training, software, support, resources and ongoing refinement.  The grant application will be sent to district superintendents.  Read EE Grant tips and info 2015-16. 

EP Configuration And Implementation Planning

EP Configuration and Implementation Planning has information about MLP organization for the beginning of the school year, guiding questions for reflection of the 14-15 school year, and identifying what our educators need.  

EP Innovation Configuration

EP Innovation Configuration is a framework used by administrative teams to build capacity for EP, adopt processes and make informed decisions.  Innovation configuration will guide you in asking the correct questions to get the results you are looking for in your district.   

EP Readiness Checklist For First Quarter Of 2015-16

EP Readiness Checklist for first quarter of 2015-16 will assure your district is ready for the school year.  Many resources are linked in the document to assist in your preparation.  

Executive Summary Spring Audit 2014-2015

Executive Summary Spring Audit 2014-2015 shares feedback received from our Effectiveness Project districts.  The summary shares information gathered for the 2014-15 school year and then shares the priorities of the EP Team based on the results of the audit.  

New EPIC Support Session

This is the first EPIC meeting of the year and the CESA 6 Effectiveness team wants to differentiate for our school and support our New EPICs.  The New EPIC Session will help do that.  

New/Revised Resources And Materials

New/Revised Resources and Materials that will assist schools with reflecting on student/school learning objectives, revised guidebooks, survey resources and summative scoring tools.  

Planning Educator Observations

Planning Educator Observations will assist in creating a schedule that is manageable for all administrators.  Figuring out how many observations you need to complete and spreading them out over the course of the year in an organized manner can help relieve stress at the end of the year.  

SLO Process Guide Tool

The SLO process guides educators in growing professional when meeting the needs of students.  The SLO Process Guide Tool can assist educators in making sure all quality indicators are addressed when planning the SLO and throughout the entire process.  The educator will rate themselves as area of strength, effective or area of growth for each indicator.   

SLO Process Guide Tool Version 2

The SLO process guides educators in growing professional when meeting the needs of students. The SLO Process Guide Tool Version 2 can assist educators in making sure all quality indicators are addressed when planning the SLO and throughout the entire process. The educator can rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 4.  

Teacher Rubric Scoring Tool

Teacher Rubric Scoring Tool shares descriptive words from the teacher scoring rubric for each standard. Another great aspect of this document would be finding descriptions from sample illustrations and/or what it looks like in practice. This tool would also be a great resource for all teachers in a school building.

Using The Effectiveness Project Innovation Configuration

Using the Effectiveness Project Innovation Configuration

Determine your current status

Use the following color coding approach to determine your district or school’s current status of educator effectiveness implementation. Grab your highlighter and start marking...

  • Green = implemented/sustained and good to go
  • Yellow = partially implemented and working on it
  • Pink = just starting out and building awareness

Look at your results

Now that you have a visual picture of where you are:  What are areas of strength?  Areas for growth?

More Guiding Questions:

How can EP fit into the continuous improvement process? What have you done to make this happen?

What current structures and processes can you leverage?

Do a Force Field Analysis

Force Field Analysis is a useful technique for analyzing the forces for and against a change, and to help communicate the reasoning behind your decision. You can use it for two purposes: to decide whether to go ahead with the change; and to increase your chances of success, by strengthening the forces supporting change and weakening those against it.

What impedes EP implementation?

What fosters EP implementation?


Looking at the yellow and pink areas and the forces that impede and foster implementation, what are your next steps?  Click here for a template with these questions.Putting together the Innovation Configuration and the Force Field Analysis

  • Goal(s): What are the actionable priorities for implementing EE
  • Strategies/Activities: What steps will you take to reach your goal? What tasks will you complete along the way?
  • Timeline/Staff: What is your timeline to implement the strategies? With whom will you collaborate to reach the goal?
  • Evaluation Criteria/Evidence: What evaluation criteria or evidence will you use to show that strategies have been implemented and are successful?
  • Benchmarks: How are we doing? What are the benchmarks by which you will measure your activities?
  • Sustainability Statement: How will you sustain your efforts (Year 1)? How will you institutionalize your change efforts?  Years 2-3


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