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Abbreviated Teacher Evaluation Process for Shelstead, Kaitlin Joann

Standard I: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership


Element Ia. Teachers lead in their classrooms.
Teachers demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the progress of all students to ensure that they graduate from high school, are
globally competitive for work and postsecondary education, and are prepared for life in the 21st century. Teachers communicate this vision to
their students. Using a variety of data sources, they organize, plan, and set goals that meet the needs of the individual student and the class.
Teachers use various types of assessment data during the school year to evaluate student progress and to make adjustments to the teaching
and learning process. They establish a safe, orderly environment, and they create a culture that empowers students to collaborate and become
lifelong learners.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 0 Understands how 0 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
they contribute to Takes Communicates to Encourages
students responsibility for students the vision students to take
graduating from the progress of of being prepared responsibility for
high school. students to ensure for life in the 21st their own learning.
that they graduate century.
0 Uses data to from high school. 0 ...and
understand the 0 ...and Uses classroom
skills and abilities 0 ...and Evaluates student assessment data
of students. Provides evidence progress using a to inform program
of data driven variety of planning.
instruction assessment data.
throughout all 0 ...and
classroom 1 ...and Empowers and
activities. Creates a encourages
classroom culture students to create
1 ...and that empowers and maintain a
Establishes a safe students to safe and
and orderly collaborate. supportive school
classroom. (Observation) and community
(Observation) environment.
(Observation)

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element Ib. Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school.


Teachers work collaboratively with school personnel to create a professional learning community. They analyze and use local, state, and national
data to develop goals and strategies in the school improvement plan that enhances student learning and teacher working conditions. Teachers
provide input in determining the school budget and in the selection of professional development that meets the needs of students and their
own professional growth. They participate in the hiring process and collaborate with their colleagues to mentor and support teachers to improve
the effectiveness of their departments or grade levels.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Attends 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
professional Participates in Assumes a Collaborates with
learning professional leadership role in colleagues to
community learning professional improve the
meetings. community. learning quality of learning
community. in the school.
1 Displays 1 ...and
awareness of the Participates in 0 ...and 0 ...and
goals of the school developing and/or Collaborates with Assumes a
improvement plan. implementing the school personnel leadership role in
school on school implementing
improvement plan. improvement school
activities. improvement plan
throughout the
building.

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Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element Ic. Teachers lead the teaching profession.


Teachers strive to improve the teaching profession. They contribute to the establishment of positive working conditions in their school. They
actively participate in and advocate for decision-making structures in education and government that take advantage of the expertise of
teachers. Teachers promote professional growth for all educators and collaborate with their colleagues to improve the profession.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Has knowledge of 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
opportunities and Contributes to the Promotes positive Seeks
the need for improvement of working opportunities to
professional the profession relationships lead professional
growth and begins through through growth activities
to establish professional professional and decision-
relationships with growth. growth activities making processes.
colleagues. and collaboration.
1 ...and
Contributes to the
establishment of
positive working
relationships.
1 ...and
Contributes to the
school's decision-
making processes
as required.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element Id. Teachers advocate for schools and students.


Teachers advocate for positive change in policies and practices affecting student learning. They participate in the implementation of initiatives to
improve the education of students.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Knows about the 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
policies and Supports positive Participates in Actively
practices affecting change in policies developing policies participates,
student learning. and Practices and practices to promotes, and
affecting student improve student provides strong
learning. learning. supporting
evidence for
implementation of
initiatives to
improve
education.

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Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element Ie. Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards.


Teachers demonstrate ethical principles including honesty, integrity, fair treatment, and respect for others. Teachers uphold the Code of Ethics
for North Carolina Educators (effective June 1, 1997) and the Standards for Professional Conduct adopted April 1, 1998. (www.ncptsc.org)

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Understands the 1 ...and 1 ...and 0 ...and
importance of Demonstrates Knows and Models the tenets
ethical behavior as ethical behavior upholds the Code of the Code of
outlined in the through of Ethics for North Ethics for North
Code of Ethics for adherence to the Carolina Educators Carolina Educators
North Carolina Code of Ethics for and the Standards and the Standards
Educators and the North Carolina for Professional for Professional
Standards for Educators and the Conduct. Conduct and
Professional Standards for encourages others
Conduct. Professional to do the same.
Conduct.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Comments
Flowers, Duane: Students worked in groups discussing elements of Macbeth in-order to re-write a scene for the story. Students worked well together and provided each other
feedback. There is evidence that classroom procedures have been established and are understood by the students. Most students were on task.

Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students


Element IVa. Teachers know the ways in which learning takes place, and they know the appropriate levels of
intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.
Observation
Teachers know how students think and learn. Teachers understand the influences that affect individual student learning (development, culture,
language proficiency, etc.) and differentiate their instruction accordingly. Teachers keep abreast of evolving research about student learning.
They adapt resources to address the strengths and weaknesses of their students.

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Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished
0 Not looked for. 1 Understands 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
developmental Understands Identifies Encourages and
levels of students developmental appropriate guides colleagues
and recognizes the levels of students developmental to adapt
need to and appropriately levels of students instruction to align
differentiate differentiates and consistently with students'
instruction. instruction. and appropriately developmental
differentiates levels.
1 ...and instruction.
Assesses 0 ...and
resources needed 0 ...and Stays abreast of
to address Reviews and uses current research
strengths and alternative about student
weaknesses of resources or learning and
students. adapts existing emerging
resources to take resources and
advantage of encourages the
student strengths school to adopt or
or address adapt them for the
weaknesses. benefit of all
students.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVb. Teachers plan instruction appropriate for their students.


Observation
Teachers collaborate with their colleagues and use a variety of data sources for short- and long-range planning based on the North Carolina
Standard Course of Study. These plans reflect an understanding of how students learn. Teachers engage students in the learning process. They
understand that instructional plans must be consistently monitored and modified to enhance learning. Teachers make the curriculum
responsive to cultural differences and individual learning needs.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Recognizes data 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
sources important Uses a variety of Monitors student Monitors student
to planning data for short- and performance and performance and
instruction. long-range responds to responds to
planning of individual learning cultural diversity
instruction. needs in order to and learning
Monitors and engage students in needs through the
modifies learning. school
instructional plans improvement
to enhance process.
student learning.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVc Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.


Observation
Teachers choose the methods and techniques that are most effective in meeting the needs of their students as they strive to eliminate
achievement gaps. Teachers employ a wide range of techniques including information and communication technology, learning styles, and
differentiated instruction.

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Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished
0 Not looked for. 1 Demonstrates 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
awareness of the Demonstrates Ensures the Stays abreast of
variety of methods awareness or use success of all emerging research
and materials of appropriate students through areas and new and
necessary to meet methods and the selection and innovative
the needs of all materials utilization of materials and
students. necessary to meet appropriate incorporates them
the needs of all methods and into lesson plans
students. materials. and instructional
strategies.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVd. Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.


Observation
Teachers know when and how to use technology to maximize student learning. Teachers help students use technology to learn content, think
critically, solve problems, discern reliability, use information, communicate, innovate, and collaborate.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Assesses effective 1 ...and 1 ...and 0 ...and
types of Demonstrates Integrates Provides evidence
technology to use knowledge of how technology with of student
for instruction. to utilize instruction to engagement in
technology in maximize student higher level
instruction. learning. thinking skills
through the
integration of
technology.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVe. Teachers help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Observation
Teachers encourage students to ask questions, think creatively, develop and test innovative ideas, synthesize knowledge, and draw conclusions.
They help students exercise and communicate sound reasoning; understand connections; make complex choices; and frame, analyze, and solve
problems.

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Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished
0 Not looked for. 1 Understands the 1 ...and 1 ...and 0 ...and
importance of Demonstrates Teaches students Encourages and
developing knowledge of the processes assists teachers
students' critical processes needed needed to think throughout the
thinking and to support creatively and school to integrate
problem-solving students in critically. critical thinking
skills. acquiring critical and problem
thinking skills and 0 ...and solving skills into
problem-solving Teaches students their instructional
skills. the processes practices.
needed to develop
and test innovative
ideas.
1 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to
synthesize
knowledge.
1 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to draw
conclusions.
1 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to exercise
and communicate
sound reasoning.
1 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to
understand
connections.
0 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to make
complex choices.
0 ...and
Teaches students
the processes
needed to frame,
analyze and solve
problems.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVf. Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership qualities.
Observation
Teachers teach the importance of cooperation and collaboration. They organize learning teams in order to help students define roles, strengthen
social ties, improve communication and collaborative skills, interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds, and develop
leadership qualities.

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Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished
0 Not looked for. 1 Provides 1 ...and 1 ...and 0 ...and
opportunities for Organizes student Encourages Fosters the
cooperation, learning teams for students to create development of
collaboration, and the purpose of and manage student leadership
leadership developing learning teams. and teamwork
through student cooperation, skills to be used
learning teams. collaboration, and beyond the
student classroom.
leadership.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVg. Teachers communicate effectively.


Observation
Teachers communicate in ways that are clearly understood by their students. They are perceptive listeners and are able to communicate with
students in a variety of ways even when language is a barrier. Teachers help students articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively.

Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished


0 Not looked for. 1 Demonstrates the 1 ...and 1 ...and 0 ...and
ability to Uses a variety of Creates a variety of Anticipates
effectively methods for methods to possible student
communicate with communication communicate with misunderstandings
students. with all students. all students. and proactively
develops teaching
1 Provides 1 ...and 1 ...and techniques to
opportunities for Consistently Establishes mitigate concerns.
students to encourages and classroom
articulate thoughts supports students practices which 0 ...and
and ideas. to articulate encourage all Establishes school-
thoughts and students to wide and grade
ideas clearly and develop effective appropriate
effectively. communication vehicles to
skills. encourage
students
throughout the
school to develop
effective
communication
skills.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Element IVh. Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.
Observation
Teachers use multiple indicators, including formative and summative assessments, to evaluate student progress and growth as they strive to
eliminate achievement gaps. Teachers provide opportunities, methods, feedback, and tools for students to assess themselves and each other.
Teachers use 21st century assessment systems to inform instruction and demonstrate evidence of students' 21st century knowledge, skills,
performance, and dispositions.

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Not Looked For Developing Proficient Accomplished Distinguished
0 Not looked for. 1 Uses indicators to 1 ...and 0 ...and 0 ...and
monitor and Uses multiple Uses the Teaches students
evaluate student indicators, both information gained and encourages
progress. formative and from the them to use peer
summative, to assessment and self-
1 Assesses students monitor and activities to assessment
in the attainment evaluate student improve teaching feedback to assess
of 21st century progress and to practice and their own learning.
knowledge, skills, inform instruction. student learning.
and dispositions. 0 ...and
1 ...and 0 ...and Encourages and
Provides evidence Provides guides colleagues
that students opportunities for to assess 21st
attain 21st century students to assess century skills,
knowledge, skills themselves and knowledge, and
and dispositions. others. dispositions and to
use the
assessment
information to
adjust their
instructional
practice.

Not Demonstrated
0 Not demonstrated.

Comments
Flowers, Duane: Students were challenged to create a new, modern setting for a scene in Macbeth, using modern language, while keeping the same plot structure. Students
managed their learning teams and held their peers accountable for their learning. In a quick glance of the classroom, it was easy to overlook the teacher, as she was often
blended in with groups , giving them feedback to their suggestions. The students did the work while Ms. Shelstead served as a facilitator. Communication was clear and Ms.
Shelstead provided the students with detailed instructions. Students were using creativity and critical thinking throughout the lesson.

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