Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education TESS/LEADS Orientation and Observer Calibration Training for Administrators Hired at Semester

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Educator Effectiveness & Licensure
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Educator Effectiveness, will conduct an orientation training for any new administrator hired at semester and any other experienced administrator needing the training. New administrators include experienced administrators from out-of-state and administrators returning to the profession. The training will cover the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) and the Leader Excellence and Support System (LEADS) processes, and TESS observer calibration. Completion of the orientation training meets the training requirement to be an evaluator of teachers using the TESS framework.


The training will be held at the Arkansas Department of Education on Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for all travel expenses.


Click on the link below to register.


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