Developing Professional Growth Systems Lessons from Educators Who Reinvented Teacher Evaluation
J. Koppich and Associates, an external education
consulting firm, worked with REEd to document the lessons learned
from the Integrated Professional Learning Systems (IPLS)
initiative between 2014 and 2016.
Their final report describes REEd’s extensive work with districts
across the state to transform current teacher evaluation systems
to systems of professional growth. The report focuses on
identifying the conditions necessary to
supporting individual and collective professional growth.
These conditions include culture shifts, capacity building
at the local level, reshaping labor-management relations, a focus
on communication, and learning from others. J. Koppich and
Associates also touch on the value of attending to the unique
context of each district; as well the role of intermediaries,
such as REEd, in staying focused on the work at hand and
providing on-going oversight and leadership.