Professional Development
(Preliminary Renewal Petition language for submission for charter renewal 2021 - 2026)

In order to insure that Encore has the best teachers and instructors for the unique program, Encore publicly posts all job openings on the industry standard edjoin.org. Encore hosts a variety of ways to interview candidate employees to make sure that the person will be a good benefit for the students and Encore’s programs.

 

  • Encore holds job fairs for employees once a year when the need arises.

  • For all candidates, they undergo a series of interviews with a variety of people within the organization.

  • First interview – Veteran staff member in the hiring department / Department Chair

  • Second interview – Dean of Academics / Supervisor of the Department

  • Third interview – Executive Manager or a Chief Officer

  • Candidates hired for a position are given an orientation and a fellow job coach to be able to go to in case of questions.

  • Candidates have an informal review within the first 90 days of employment by the Supervisor in their department. 

For student achievement, the Dean of Academics is providing a Professional Development plan for the school year. The topics for professional development cover various needs for the campus, including but not limited to:

  1. Technology in the classroom

  2. Safety 

  3. TIme management

  4. Class productivity

  5. Socratic Teaching Methods

  6. SPED Development

  7. Benchmarks

  8. Data utilization and disaggregation

  9. Curriculum

  10. Aeries

 

Staff undergo annual trainings including:

  1. Safety

  2. Sexual Harassment

  3. Policies, Guidelines, and Best Practices

  4. Mandated Reporting

  5. CPR, FIrst Aid

New teachers are also assigned "Master Teacher" training.  This is an online series of training that takes about 30 minutes a week for the entire school year and covers a lot of topics on how to succeed in the classroom. 

Professional Development Annual Cycle Plan

School plan for supervising, evaluating, and supporting all staff at all levels to provide staff stability and engaging classrooms. 
  • Administration has a formal supervision and evaluation process.  The evaluation process is overseen by the CEO.  The Dean of Academics and the Department Chairs do formal classroom observations annually by April of each school year.  If the teacher / instructor is new, they have an informal observation within the first 60 days of teaching.  The CEO receives a copy of the evaluations and discusses them with the Dean of Academics before signing the evaluation and sharing them with the Encore School Board President. 

  • The Dean of Academics conducts informal "Walk-Through" observations throughout the year to help provide feedback to staff.  

Monitor Progress Tools
  • Formal Teacher observation forms and feedback

  • Informal Teacher observation forms and feedback

  • Professional Development Calendar

  • Before School Meetings

  • Benchmark Testing

  • Unit Final Exams

Report Progress Tools
  • Board Meeting Reports

  • Teacher and Administration meetings

  • Benchmarks

  • Unit Final Exams

Assure credentialed in classrooms within the core subjects
  • Dean of Academics and Human Resources will execute.

  • A Fall Credential Audit and the Master Schedule is used for determination.

  • Dean of Academics and Human Resources report outcomes by October to the School Board.

Implement formal and informal teacher observations
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, and Department Chairs will execute.

  • Formal Evaluation Forms, Informal Evaluation Forms, and administrative / teacher meetings to discuss progress.

  • New teacher evaluations done in the first 60 days.

  • All teacher / instructor evaluations complete by April.

  • Dean of Academics report outcomes to the Board President by May

Create and monitor personal staff goals
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, teachers and instructors

  • Goals are created in August, revised at semester, revisited in April and then summarized in June.

  • Dean of Academics will make reports on goals and progress to goals in September and July. 

Create professional development calendar and add changes as needed
  • CEO, Dean of Academics, Department Chairs

  • "Master Teacher" program, policies and procedures, student programs, third party programs, data analysis, teacher surveys, observations.

  • Professional development calendar should be board adopted by September of each school year

  • Dean of Academics, Department Chairs will report the outcomes of professional development in June of each school year to the Board. 

Continuously monitor teacher surveys, teacher observations, and legislation for professional development calendar revisions.
  • Dean of Academics

  • A variety of resources will be used for this ongoing development and revisions will be made as needed.

  • Revisions will be reported to the school board as they come (if needed) and then used as part of the report at the end of the school year. 

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