Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.
Action Plan -Redefine high performance in a student-centered, collaborative, technologically rich learning environment
Indicator of Success -Teachers embrace the role of coach, facilitator and co-learner in a student-centered learning environment.
This year all FWSU teachers began using a new evaluation system developed last year by a committee of teachers, administrators, and board members. The committee embarked upon a two year design of a new evaluation system that was based on the FWSU philosophy of equity, high performance and digital age learning.
Last year the committee worked throughout the year to create a state-of-the-art evaluation system aligned with current research. The system itself was based on the goals of accountability, growth, personalization and evidence.
Our new system includes these important components:
- New professional performance rubrics including a rubric on family and community engagement.
- Yearly observations and evaluations of all teachers through the use of a mini-observation model.
- Online e-portfolio of professional learning.
- Peer-to-peer collaborative feedback.
This years committee has met twice this year, and has many more meetings planned. The committee’s primary charge for the year is to develop a Stakeholder Feedback model for teachers to gather input from students, peers and families. The work developed and completed this year will be part of phase two implementation next year.
In addition, the committee will also review, evaluate, and improve our new model using feedback from our teachers, principals, and board members. It is an exciting endeavor that will lead our district to improved student performance.
The 2013/2014 committee is comprised of the following individuals: Lara Weis (FES), Karen Lehning (GEMS), Heather Sikorsky (GEMS), Jen Skerrett (BFA), Juliet King (BFA), Tom Walsh (BFA), Mary Lynn Riggs (FWSU), Laura Mathieu (GEMS), Rachelle LeVau (BFA/FWSU Board), Jennifer Ormerod (BFA) and Ned Kirsch (FWSU).