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Evaluator Training

On the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric

Evaluator Academy

This 40-hour intensive training for administrators and peer observers is intended to develop skills to objectively evaluate teaching practices and to provide actionable feedback about a teacher’s professional practice. Topics include:

  • The role of the evaluator and teacher in the observation process
  • Inter-rater reliability calibration
  • Evidence collection
  • Accurate assessment and alignment of teacher practice using the NYSUT Teacher Practice rubric
  • Evidence-based feedback

The fee for this training is $1,000 per person (for a minimum of 8 participants).

To bring this training to your district, please download our Evaluator Training Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us. For questions, contact ELT at 800-528-6208 or ELTmail@nysutmail.org.

For an explanation of your Evaluator calibration report, download "Understanding the Evaluator Calibration Report (ECR)" (pdf)

Evaluator Re-calibration Training

Maintaining an evaluator’s inter-rater reliability is an ongoing process that requires periodic calibration and a systemic plan for on-going professional development. In this training program, participants will:

  • Gain experience in the use and application of the rubric, such as aligning evidence to appropriate performance indicators based on strong rationale
  • Enhance skills to provide evidence-based feedback to teachers

The fee for this training is $500 per person (for a minimum of 8 participants).

To bring this training to your district, please download our Evaluator Training Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us. For questions, contact ELT at 800-528-6208 or ELTmail@nysutmail.org.

For an explanation of your Evaluator calibration report, download "Understanding the Evaluator Calibration Report (ECR)" (pdf)

Evaluator Refresher Training (District Requested)

ELT will create a customized half-day, full-day or multiple day training for evaluators and peer observers that focuses on increasing familiarity with the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric as well as improving the accuracy of evidence alignment. Scheduling is flexible based on the requesting organization.

The fee for this training is $1,500 (for a maximum of 35 participants).

To bring this training to your district, please download our Evaluator Training Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us. For questions, contact ELT at 800-528-6208 or ELTmail@nysutmail.org.

Evaluator Refresher Training (For Individual Registrants)

This training is for evaluators and peer observers. This program focuses on increasing familiarity with the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric as well as improving the accuracy of evidence alignment. Evaluators and peer observers will engage in deep conversations around instruction, student learning and growth.

The fee for this training is $150 per person. A minimum of 10 participants is required for training to run.

Register for an upcoming Evaluator Refresher Training

Supporting All Students: Evaluating Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

This 15 hour online course will focus on deepening an evaluator’s abilities to perform evidence based observations within classrooms serving Students with Disabilities and/or English Language Learners. The course will include professional readings and videos to enhance the evaluators understanding about the complex supports and planning needed to provide full inclusion within the general education classroom. This course is a much needed supplement to the basic framework that your evaluation training provided. Participants will have 6 weeks to complete the training. Fee: $225.

Fulfills the lead evaluator training requirement as part of Section 30-3.10 for Specific considerations in evaluating teachers and principals of ELLs and students with disabilities.

Register for the 15 hour online course, Supporting All Students: Evaluating Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners