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Education Minnesota offices closed

Date: September 07, 2015 08:00 AM

Description: All offices statewide closed today.

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Intermediate Peer Review workshop

Date: September 14, 2015 08:00 AM

Contact: Renee Ringwold

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 W., Roseville

Description: There is no charge to participants; however lunch is not provided.  Space is limited; registration is required.

Participants will increase their peer reviewer skills by refining current practices, tools and strategies already in place. Participants will learn how to maximize individual teacher strengths, scaffold post-observation conferences based on evidence, and align individual growth and development plans with school goals to further teacher growth.

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Introduction to Peer Review workshop

Date: September 15, 2015 08:00 AM

Contact: Renee Ringwold

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 W., Roseville

Description: There is no charge to participants; however lunch is not provided.  Space is limited; registration is required.

Participants will increase their peer reviewer skills by refining current practices, tools and strategies already in place. Participants will learn how to maximize individual teacher strengths, scaffold post-observation conferences based on evidence, and align individual growth and development plans with school goals to further teacher growth.


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TDE planning and plan rubric

Date: September 17, 2015 08:30 AM

Contact: Paula Foley, 651-582-8610

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 W., Roseville

Description: This session will take place in conference center B, CC-16 and runs from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Participants will receive information and tools to evaluate the quality and design of their teacher development and evaluation plan. Rubrics that identify critical features and quality criteria will be shared and best practices will be discussed. By using this tool, participants will be able to identify areas of their local plan that need refinement or could be celebrated.