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2020 PD Planning During COVID-19:
K-12 Administrator Survey Results

June 16, 2020

Many districts are planning how they will implement professional development this summer and fall, while their staff may still be remote. To best support administrators during this unprecedented time, Vector Solutions, the developers of TeachPoint, surveyed 4,000 K-12 leaders and […]

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Managing remote PD

5 Tips to Streamline Remote PD Delivery

May 20, 2020

Many districts are beginning to plan for delivering their PD remotely this summer, fall, and beyond as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering PD remotely presents logistical and administrative challenges that require juggling many different online resources and tools […]

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Managing Professional Growth by Integrating Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs), Evaluations, and PD Tracking into a Single Online Solution

February 25, 2020

During a Vector Solutions Power Play Education Series event in Tampa, Florida, Mark MacLean, Superintendent of Schools at SAU #46 in New Hampshire presented strategies to manage professional growth by integrating individual professional development plans (IPDPs), evaluations, and PD tracking […]

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Best Practices for Implementing Online Educator and Staff Evaluations

February 4, 2020

Implementing a new online teacher and staff evaluation system to support professional growth can be a big undertaking for schools and districts. Whether you’re taking your first step to streamline educator and staff evaluations by moving away from paper forms […]

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Teacher Evaluation That’s Meaningful

December 19, 2019

In a recent report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality, results found that a large number of states have backed away from many recent evaluation reforms putting the responsibility on school districts to make teacher evaluation a meaningful […]

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The Right Tool For The Job: Professional and Performance Evaluation Tool Benefits

September 27, 2019

In the case of busy school districts, managing educator and staff evaluations and professional development can be complicated, but with the right professional and performance evaluation tools, educators could actually feel empowered by the process. When empowered with the right […]

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Leveraging Educator Evaluation to Maximize the Teaching and Learning Cycle Through Feedback and PD

August 27, 2019

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of hosting a Vector Solutions Power Play Education Series event in Tampa, Florida. During the event, Michelle Heim Balch, Senior Administrator of Performance and Evaluation from Springfield Public Schools in Massachusetts presented strategies […]

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Making the Shift to Online PD Tracking is Saving Educators Time

May 9, 2019

Stacks of paper, spreadsheets, Google docs. Are you still using these to manage professional development events and track PD hours for teachers? If so, an online solution might save you, and your teachers, countless hours and loads of paperwork! Here’s how: Improve […]

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Tackling Principals’ Time Management Challenges of Teacher Evaluation

January 29, 2019

Today’s teacher evaluation systems have increased principals’ focus on instruction and improving teaching effectiveness and student growth. While many principals agree that this has had a positive impact on their schools, the more time-intensive evaluations are creating considerable challenges for […]

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Teacher Coaching as an Effective Professional Development Strategy

November 26, 2018

The majority of professional development provided to educators across the U.S. continues to take the traditional “sit and get” format with little personalized attention for individual teachers. There have been numerous studies that have shown that this type of PD […]

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