2017 TPEP Best Practices Colloquium

TPEP Colloquium

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CSTP is once again hosting TPEP Best Practices Colloquium in 2017. The Colloquium is a full-day event for district groups of teachers, instructional coaches, principals and administrators.  We will feature districts best practices in ignite presentations, workshops, facilitated forums, job-alike conversations and panel presentation with framework author representatives: Patty Maxfield – CEL, Kate Dickson and Karyn Wright- Danielson, Tina Boogren – Marzano and Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP). The colloquium is designed to facilitate discussion across and within districts as you learn about other district’s best practices and share your experiences.

Cost: Free
Included in Registration: Breakfast, lunch and materials.
Not Included in Registration: Travel, parking, substitute costs, or clock hours.
Who Can Attend: District TPEP teams or individuals working in a Washington public school district. Teams from each district are encouraged to attend together, and be comprised of district office representatives, building administrators, teachers and instructional coaches. While there is not a limit to the number of team members a district can bring, we encourage you to register early as capacity is limited to 150 participants.
Dates and Locations: March 1, 2017 in the Seattle/Tacoma area
Registration: Register Now

Keynote Speakers:

Kristin Leong, M.Ed. is a 2016-17 TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is serving her third year as a Washington State Teacher Leader with the Puget Sound Educational Service District. In addition to teaching Humanities, she is also a public speaker and writer focused on equity in education. She once opened Ignite Seattle at Town Hall with her talk entitled “Nightclub Bartending & Middle School Teaching: A Venn Diagram.” Her recent talk at Ignite’s 10th Anniversary special event entitled “Definitely Not Nordstrom: A Rally Call and Celebration of Awkwardness” was a surprising tribute to grocery shopping and to her middle school students. Her current project Roll Call with TED-Ed is focused on the culture gaps separating students from teachers in America’s public schools. Videos of Kristin and information about her upcoming engagements are available at kristinleong.com. Connect with her on Twitter @kristinleong and Instagram @leongstagram.
Saraswati Noel is a Mentor Teacher Leader with the Puget Sound Educational Service District. In addition to teaching math at the Seattle World School which serves primarily immigrant and refugee students, she is also a public speaker and TPEP Teacher Cadre leader with Seattle Public Schools. In 2016, Saraswati won the Imagine Us Award for Bold and Visionary Leadership in Equity and Justice from 21 Progress. Her talk about the power of culturally relevant curriculum called “Getting Radical With Math” was an inspiring call for creating student-centered learning at the Seattle Times’ Ignite Ed Lab event last year. Videos of Saraswati and information about her upcoming engagements are available at saraswatinoel.com. Connect with her on Twitter @saraswatinoel.
Presenting Ignite Districts:

  • Bainbridge Island School District
  • Camas School District
  • Fife Public Schools
  • Medical Lake School District
  • North Kitsap School District
  • Soap Lake School District
  • Sumner School District
  • Tacoma Public Schools

Learning Session with Framework Author Representatives: Patty Maxfield – CEL, Kate Dickson and Karyn Wright – Danielson, Tina Boogren – Marzano, and Ron Sisson with Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP)


  • Beyond Interrater Reliability: Supporting Principal Learning with NBCT Mark Gardner and Dr. Charlene Williams from Camas School District (Marzano Framework)
  • A Snapshot of District Induction Framed CEL5D with Elaine Smith, Jeff Nelson, Kirk Dodge from Fife Public Schools (CEL Framework)
  • The Language of Instruction – Always on the Forefront with Sylvia Campbell, Judy Dunbar, Kimberly Headrick, and Jeanine Butler from Medical Lake School District (Danielson Framework)
  • Collaboration and Data: The Fuel to our Improvement with Scarlet Wilson, Sunshine Pray, Tracy Wilson, and Katie Pippins from Soap Lake School District (Danielson Framework)


Facilitated Forums:

  • Learning Walks: A Path to Increased Collaboration and Innovation with Amanda Ward and Emily Eigen from Bainbridge Island School District (Danielson Framework)
  • Professional Learning with Shared Focus with Tim Garrison, Megan Sawicki, Theresa Countryman and Chris Willits from North Kitsap School District (Marzano Framework)
  • Planting Seeds, Growing Great Teachers with Erin Rumpza, Shannon Papcun, Michelle Lewis, and Susie Black from Sumner School District (Danielson Framework)
  • Simple Questions: Making meaning of TPEP frameworks through the lens of the beginning teacher with Lynn Olson, Trisa Dixon, Glenna Roderick, and Nicole Sterling from Tacoma Public Schools (CEL Framework)


View Presentations and Materials from past Colloquiums.

Questions? Contact Sarah Applegate at sarah@cstp-wa.org or Erin@cstp-wa.org.