Iowa Evaluator Approval Training
The Evaluator Training Schedules for Level I and II are posted on the DE website.
Keystone AEA will be offering Evaluator III-Assessing Academic Rigor this summer/fall with training to begin on July 25-26, 2016 from 8am to 4:30pm at the Keystone Conference Center in Elkader. The course is for 2 recertification credits and will require 30 clock hours of instructor contact.
For anyone who needs evaluator renewal at level III the requirements are as follows:
1. There is still a requirement for administrators to take four (4) credits.
2. The two-credit course, Assessing Academic Rigor, is still a required course.
3. For the other two Evaluator III credits, administrators may take the course Fierce Conversations OR they can take another course with content that fits the work going on in Iowa (PLCs, Iowa Core, etc. This is similar to the choice administrators have had in Evaluator 1 and 2).
Evaluators will be able to define and recognize rigor in the classroom; understand the connection of rigor to the ITS, ISSL, and the Iowa Core; understand and apply the Revised Blooms' Taxonomy (RBT); analyze cognitive demand using the revised Bloom's taxonomy; assess where they are now with rigor in their building; determine a plan to gather a school-wide/district-wide picture of rigor, use a structured reflective process to analyze and evaluate units that increase rigor at the classroom level; and develop a plan to communicate and implement a systematic and system-wide monitoring of rigor in schools/districts.
The sessions run from 8:00-4:30 and will be held on:
- July 25-26, 2016
- September 26, 2016
- October 24, 2016
Lunch is on your own. The parameters for this class are a minimum of 10 with a maximum of 20 participants. The registration deadline is July 5, 2016. Total cost for this class will be $275. If you need additional information about this class please contact Marcia Kruse or Shirley Kirby.
If you are interested in taking this class please go to this page, click on "Register Now" and follow the directions to register for the class (course #31640).
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