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Greg McVerry

We do dumb stuff with data around #teacheredchat in Connecticut #literacies #ctedu #edchat

We get data and teacher training so wrong in Connecticut.Let's ignore that the teacher training regulations are older than every single new teacher (circa 1996)

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We get data and teacher training so wrong in Connecticut.

Let's ignore that the teacher training regulations are older than every single new teacher (circa 1996) but we break almost every rule when it comes to even passable sniff test measurement.

Let me give you the SCSU perspective

-Field work a rubric in CPAST (a growth model of different rubrics for different stages...awesome for longitudinal work with ordinal data...not)
-Student Teaching uses theย  last CPAST rubric (three in total)

(stop calling it a growth model FYI...growth models require the same measure given or multiple times..test developers claim different stages require different measures...by definition a maturation model).

We then enter in all theย  data for CAEP who demands a specific kind of scale.


Student teacherr then take and pay for the Pearson EdTPA student teaching test. Again different rubric and different scale

Get a job! Wow you landed a job congrats!! Now do the TEAMS induction model...Different rubric again.


(yes a rubric is always a different measure given different raters and administrations let's pretend we can ignore this)


Now get evaluated on your job (don't worry has no real teeth) and now use the CT SEED rubrics based on Danielson MET stuff ( so is EdTPA)

But wait all our teachers work in New Haven...Oh different rubric....the TEVAL rubric...a 5 point rubric with three scale descriptors...huh?? oh btw nobody will get a five bc it means extra work for me and you.

STOP THE MADNESS

Let's use one framework the CT SEED model from training, induction, mentoring, and evaluation. One set of objectives, one rubric.

Just imagine:

  • Almost longitudinal data (it is still ordinal people).
  • A shared language across the state from pre-service to evaluation.
  • Being able to train school administrators on coaching in the seed model while they observe student teachers
  • Connecticut doing something logical and for learners rather than external stakeholders

Greg McVerry

What #hybrid teaching feels like for most #k12 teachers #edchat

What #hybrid teaching feels like for most #k12 teachers #edchat

Head in the cloud AND body in the classroom

Greg McVerry

Mask breaks seem to be the coolest new item in token economies. May start making kids where em at home so I can exchange mask breaks for chores

Greg McVerry

In the latest episode of I challenge the educators demanding "turn on your camera. There is no community without faces" https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2020/09/24/2toponder-we-dont-need-no-stinking-faces it is a matter of student safety

Greg McVerry

If I could teach coaches one thing it would be stop using conditioning as punishment for behavior or performance. You condition to get good not for being bad.

Greg McVerry

I have been a long time @plotagon user, since 2010-2011 but they have given up on supporting MacOS and I need an alternative. Type to speak animation recommendations for Mac?

Greg McVerry

Did I literally just hear the White House say, "We should not let science get in the way of school"?

That is literally the exact opposite of what I want students to learn.


Greg McVerry

Did I literally just hear the White House say, "We should not let science get in the way of school"?

That is literally the exact opposite of what I want students to learn.


Greg McVerry

@tylerwarfel there are a few public speaking books in the commons https://www.oercommons.org/search?f.search=public+speaking&f.general_subject=&f.sublevel=&am... could pick one as a model and then have students publish their own handbook on public speaking.

Greg McVerry

To all teachers looking for quality teaching materials online the best step you can do to ensure a level of quality is add "-teacherspayteachers" (without the quotes) to any search engine....Massive instant improvement.

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