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December 1, 2010
Vol. 68
No. 4

ASCD Community in Action

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Harness the Power of Teacher Effectiveness

ASCD believes that teachers should be evaluated using multiple measures. The association's newest offering meets this need. The ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite, powered by iObservation, uses Charlotte Danielson's research-based Framework for Teaching and web-based technology to link specific teacher practices to student performance data, leading to systematic improvement in professional practice.
The ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite enables school leaders to evaluate teacher effectiveness across multiple indicators, such as teacher self-assessment, peer assessment, classroom walk-throughs, formal evaluations, and student assessment data. The suite empowers teachers to create professional development plans while helping them achieve benchmark state standards for professional practice.
  • An online resource library that features videos of Danielson explaining the Framework for Teaching and providing examples of each component; classroom footage demonstrating teacher effectiveness; teacher tools, such as feedback and coaching forms; and forms and rubrics for conducting observations, walk-throughs, and teacher self-assessment.
  • Two distinct platforms for school leaders and classroom educators. iObservation enables school leaders to easily collect, manage, and align teacher evaluation to student data while supporting a culture of collaboration and trust. iGrow is an integrated, personalized online system in which teachers direct their own professional growth.
  • Professional development that includes system training, professional development for school leaders, and on-site facilitation.
For more information about the ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite, visit www.ascd.org/TES.

Run for Elected Office in 2011

ASCD's Nominations Committee invites all members to self-select or encourage qualified individuals to self-select for leadership positions within the organization. In 2011, the General Membership election will fill positions for President-Elect, the Board of Directors, and Leadership Council Members-at-Large. The Leadership Council election will fill positions on the Board of Directors from the Leadership Council.
Nominations forms are available online atwww.ascd.org/nominations. For a print version, contact 2010–11 Nominations Committee Chair Mary Gavigan at mary.gavigan@wfbschools.com or Becky DeRigge at ASCD, bderigge@ascd.org, 800-933-2723, or 703-575-5601. The completed forms must be returned to the chair by January 31, 2011.

Resources for "The Effective Educator"

The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. (2010). By Mike Anderson. Stock No. 111004. Price: $16.95 (member); $22.95 (nonmember).
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn. (2009). By Giselle Martin-Kniep and Joanne Picone-Zocchia. Stock No. 108001. Price: $20.95 (member); $26.95 (nonmember).
The Inspired Teacher: How to Know One, Grow One, or Be One. (2009). By Carol Frederick Steele. Stock No. 108051. Price: $20.95 (member); $26.95 (nonmember).
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching. (2009). By Robyn R. Jackson. Stock No. 109001. Price: $20.95 (member); $26.95 (nonmember).
Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, 2nd edition. (2007). By Charlotte Danielson. Stock No. 106034. Price: $21.95 (member); $27.95 (nonmember).

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