2018 TPEP Best Practices Colloquium

CSTP is excited to be hosting the TPEP Best Practices Colloquium “Learning from Student Growth” on March 1, 2018. This full day event will feature districts and schools from around the state sharing ways they are using what they learn from student growth to improve teacher practice. Through short Ignite presentations and deeper-dive workshops, they will share strategies to authentically connect student growth to the teacher evaluation system. The Colloquium facilitates discussion across and within districts as you learn about other district’s best practices and share your own experiences. Registration is limited to 200 participants.

Registration: Register Now!
Date: March 1, 2018
Cost: Free
Location: Tacoma, WA
Included in Registration: Breakfast, lunch and materials.
Not Included in Registration: Travel, parking, substitute costs, or clock hours.
Who Can Attend: 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, association leaders and instructional coaches. There is not a limit on the number of team members a district can bring. If you are not working in a Washington public school but interested in attending, please contact erin@cstp-wa.org to be added to a waitlist.

Workshops with Framework Author Representatives:

  • Patty Maxfield – CEL
  • Kate Dickson and Karyn Wright – Danielson
  • Tina Boogren – Marzano
  • Ron Sisson with Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP).

Presentation Teams and Workshop Topics:

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Yakima School District

Beyond Admiring the Data
How does a school create a culture with collaboration intentionally focus on using evidence to plan and improve instruction? This workshop will focus on the tools and protocols that the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School staff have used to go deeper with data that is then used to determine specific action steps to enrich learning.

Lake Stevens School District, Mead School District, Spokane Public Schools

Grading for Growth: Transform Points into Passion
Have you spotted the ironies of traditional grading? Have you discovered how standards-based grading can prioritize learning and growth? This workshop will share how teachers in several secondary content areas have incorporated standards into assessment and grading, found overlaps between standards-based grading and the State 8 Teacher Evaluation Criteria, and discovered that standards-based grading practices can empower students in any classroom.

North Kitsap High School, North Kitsap Public Schools

Real and Relevant Student Growth
How do you move past tracking student growth for TPEP evaluation purposes to tracking student growth for student learning? Learn what techniques and strategies North Kitsap High School has used for making student growth real, relevant, and manageable.

Seattle Public Schools

Leveraging Teacher Leadership to Sustain Knowledge and Learning About Student Growth
This workshop will focus on how to engage various internal and external stakeholders in the process of building a teacher cadre with expertise in student growth and see how the cadre works to train and lead others in the district. We will talk through a case study from Seattle Public Schools and offer some resources participants can adapt for use in their own districts.

North Thurston School District

The Journey of a High Functioning PLC
This workshop will examine the evolution of the River Ridge Math PLC from a data collecting machine into a group of teachers collaborating around student growth and achievement. Participants will gain skills for removing barriers for their own learning communities.

Saltar’s Point Elementary School, Steilacoom Historical School District

Learning from our Students
What can happen when we ask our students about their classroom experience? The results might be confirming, surprising or open up new questions to explore further. This workshop will highlight one school’s journey of employing Student Perception Surveys as a powerful tool to reflect on and impact classroom practice.

White Swan High School, Mt. Adams School District

Yes, I Can!
What does it look like to foster a growth mindset as an everyday day occurrence? What types of things need to happen to support a cultural transformation in thinking for both students and teachers every day? This workshop will explore White Swan High School’s journey to improve student success which lead them to a focus on changing instructional practices and adult mindsets. The result: A commitment to instilling math confidence in every child and an increase in student’s growth.

Washington Middle School, Olympia School District

Putting Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes
How do we create independent, confident students while improving social emotional intelligence? By putting students into authentic leadership roles within the classroom which empowers them to deliver curriculum, collect and interpret data, and understand how to explain and support student learning. In this workshop, participants will gain insights of how supporting the growth of Special Education students and taking a role in improving integration, leads to tremendous growth in a variety of ways for all involved.

Register for the March 1, 2018 TPEP Colloquium


Thank you to all who attended the March 1, 2017 TPEP Best Practices Colloquium in Tacoma, WA. You can now watch and access materials from this colloquium on our TPEP Colloquium Resources Page.

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View Presentations and Materials from past Colloquiums.

Questions? Contact Holli Hanson at holli@cstp-wa.org or Erin@cstp-wa.org.