Race to the Top Ohio, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education, hosted the Statewide Educator Evaluation Symposium on May 25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 2,000 teachers, principals, superintendents and educators attended the event.
The symposium began with an opening session by Ohio’s Deputy Superintendent Michael Sawyers; State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner; and featured guest speaker Joanne Weiss, chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of Education. Sawyers conducted a real-time poll to guage symposium attendees’ knowledge of the new evaluation system. Audience members had either some familiarity or were very familiar with the framework for the evaluation system and the Ohio Principal/Teacher Evaluation System (OPES/OTES) pilot. The opening session also included a panel of education experts focusing on educator evaluation.
Click here to view polling results. (PDF)
Click here to view panel video, photos, and details of the opening session.
The second half of the symposium offered more than 40 breakout sessions that informed education staff statewide on the new educator evaluation system being developed through the state’s Race to the Top grant. Educators, principals and leaders who are engaged in the system’s development shared best practices and lessons learned from districts currently piloting the evaluation system.
Click here to view breakout summaries and download presentations.
Click here to view the Presenter Directory.
Download the full conference program. (PDF)
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