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Program Evaluation

Effective Evaluation Systems: A Key Component of Effective Educator Development

George Noell is a professor at Louisiana State University and a nationally sought-after expert on educator evaluation systems. As a service provider in a psychiatric hospital for children with severe mental illness, his interest grew in “schools as a malleable context where virtually all children participate.” George realized that changes to improve children’s life outcomes could be made by focusing on the interconnectedness of instruction, mental health, and behavior.

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Dr. George Noell is our featured CEEDAR Partner this month. He is an expert in Teacher Educator Program Evaluation. You should view our Knowledge Development Tool on Teacher Educator Program Evaluation. Dr. Noell is also the author of the Literature Synthesis: Using Educator Effectiveness Measures to Improve Educator Preparation Programs and Student Outcomes (below).

Opportunities to Learn for Teachers and Leaders

If you have participated in any of the CEEDAR Center’s webinars or presentations, you have heard us discuss O(TL)2, or Opportunities to Learn for Teachers and Leaders. This concept undergirds our technical assistance–we believe that outcomes for children with disabilities will improve if we are committed to improving professional learning systems in evidence based ways. To learn more about how we are operationalizing this concept through our technical assistance with states, please join us for a webinar with Mary Brownell (director of the CEEDAR Center) on October 3rd, 1pm Eastern.

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Three New Innovation Configurations and One new Literature Synthesis
Last month we released three new Innovation Configurations. This month we're releasing three more along with our first Literature Synthesis. Click each button to view the document you're interested in. 

New Innovation Configurations:

Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities
Evidence-Based Practices for Writing Instruction
Principal Leadership: Moving Toward Inclusive and High Achieving Schools for Students with Disabilities

New Literature Synthesis:

Using Educator Effectiveness Measures to Improve Educator Preparation Programs and Student Outcomes
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In case you missed the AACTE Developing the Assessment Literacy of Teacher Candidate Webinar Series, the archived webinars and resources are available to view or download.

Are you involved with or know of a high quality, comprehensive principal professional development program? Mathematica Policy Research and its partners are seeking programs to participate in an impact evaluation study. Learn more here.

Read the new blog post from the Center on Great Teachers & Leaders highlighting a program in Montgomery County, MD designed to support and retain African-American male teachers.

If you’re planning to attend CEC 2015 Convention and Expo in San Diego, registration is now open.
2014 Fall CAEP Conference–Washington, DC (September 29-October 1)

CEEDAR O(TL)2 Webinar—October 3, 1pm EDT

National edTPA Implementation Conference–University of California Los Angeles (October 24-25)

Teacher Education Division of CEC 2014 Conference–Indianapolis, IN (November 4-8)

UCEA Convention 2014–Washington, DC (November 20-23)

TASH Annual Conference–Washington, DC (December 3-5)
OSEPAIR American Institutes for ResearchThe University of Kansas School of EducationThe Council of Chief State School Officers
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