All adult learners deserve to receive high-quality instruction from effective teachers. There are many factors that impact student learning; however, research has shown that the single most influential school-based factor impacting student achievement is teacher quality and effectiveness. For this reason, ACLS encourages programs to adopt a process that supports effective teacher supervision, growth, and evaluation. Although the Educator Growth and Evaluation (EGE) model is not mandated, ACLS supports its use by programs to address this need.
Module 1: Overview and Planning is the first of five EGE modules. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of the EGE so that you can begin a dialogue with your colleagues about these questions:
- What is the EGE model?
- How can it help our program, teachers, and students?
- How might it look in the particular context of our program?
Modules 2—5 will be offered throughout the year to help you with each of the six steps within the EGE cycle.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Program directors, coordinators, and adult educators who are interested in learning more about the EGE model
The EGE model is designed to improve teachers’ professional practice and help them become as effective as possible at helping students achieve their learning, career, and educational goals. The six-step process incorporates planning, self-assessment and reflection, informed goal setting, targeted professional learning, and ongoing constructive feedback.
The EGE model is intended to empower teachers, who work with coaches, to drive the process forward as active participants. Each step capitalizes on collaboration and promotes evidence-based learning.
This is a three-hour online, self-paced module, which will provide you with an overview of the EGE model and each of its six steps. You can estimate that it will take about two hours to complete the online learning and another hour to complete a reflection on your program’s interest and readiness to implement EGE.
Upon registration, you will receive information about how to log onto the course, which will run from Wednesday, September 18 through Wednesday, October 2.
Note: Following the completion of this module, the SABES Program Support PD Center will be hosting regional directors’ sharing group meetings throughout the state, during which we will be discussing issues and questions related to EGE implementation. You may wish to register for one of the sessions on the SABES calendar:
- Boston: October 4, https://www.sabes.org/event/15476
- Central (Worcester): October 18, https://www.sabes.org/event/15491
- Northeast (Malden): October 11, https://www.sabes.org/event/15481
- Southeast (Brockton): October 25, https://www.sabes.org/event/15496
- West (Holyoke): October 17, https://www.sabes.org/event/15486
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Explain to your team the purpose of the EGE and its potential to support program activities
- Coordinate the resources needed to implement the steps of the EGE cycle
- Consider your program readiness and options for implementation according to your program’s resources and needs
Some basic knowledge of computer skills, including using an Internet browser