This module supports the Differentiated Supervision process. At the onset of the observation, professional educators define the type/mode, focus areas and action plan for growth right inside PA-ETEP, based upon their unique needs and interests. Teachers provide mid-year and year-end progress updates during the course of the school year. The module facilitates open collaboration between supervisor and teacher, allowing for discussion and feedback throughout the process.
Differentiated Supervision options identified by the PDE are available within PA-ETEP and effectively target the following types/modes:
- Peer Coaching Mode – professional educators work together to define their professional needs that are aligned to Pennsylvania Core Standards. Data collected and results of observations can be documented and shared with principals in the Differentiated Observation within PA-ETEP, facilitating feedback and discussion.
- Action Research Mode – professional employees develop a structured, on-going reflection of a practice-related issue, using the Framework for Teaching. Professionals complete their action research project and provide ongoing updates in the Differentiated Observation within PA-ETEP.
- Portfolio Mode – professional employees examine their own practice in relation to the Framework for Teaching and document their practice with artifacts and evidence. All findings can be summarized within the Differentiated Observation within PA-ETEP.
- Other – professional educators who use a district specific Differentiated Supervision model can name their type of supervision and still complete the initial action plan, mid-year updates, end-of-year updates and evaluation rubrics within PA-ETEP.
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Pennsylvania Act 13 requires evidence to be gathered in a number of ways in support of the final effectiveness ratings on the new 13-1, 13-2 and 13-3 forms. As the only teacher evaluation tool that has the requirements built right into the software, PAETEP provides the specific tools and modules needed to collect the necessary evidence with ease! Check out all of the ways you can use PAETEP to address the Act 13 requirements!
Act 13 Changes for the 2021-22 School Year
Pennsylvania Act 13 of 2020 has made modifications to the Educator Effectiveness process for the 2021-22 school year. Edulink has updated PAETEP to align with the new requirements at no additional cost to our clients. It has always been our philosophy to keep PAETEP fully compliant with PDE requirements.
ESSER Funding Options for PA Educators
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act includes an additional $53.4 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund). PA-ETEP and Comply may have applications related to providing school leaders with resources to continue to address the needs of their schools. Edulink is offering a 5% discount on three-year contracts as an option for districts looking for ways to allocate the new funding.
The Differentiated module is accompanied by the evaluation rubric for formalized ratings across all components to conclude the observation process. Supervisors can rate their staff and provide written comments and feedback just as they do on the Formal observations, allowing for meaningful discussion and goal planning.
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