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2016 Educator Excellence Summit


California Educator Excellence Summit
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The 2016 California Educator Excellence Summit (Summit) highlighted the work of California’s local educational agencies (LEAs) as it relates to Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State (PDF) and the Superintendent's Quality Professional Learning Standards. Our intention was to share promising practices with the larger California education community to support LEAs to make research-aligned decisions regarding how they will spend their share of the $490 million in Educator Effectiveness funds included in the 2015 State Budget to improve their local professional learning systems.

The Summit was be hosted by the California Department of Education (CDE) in partnership with key California educational stakeholders.

The Summit was designed for educators who participate in building and improving professional learning systems in local educational agencies. Key educators include county offices of education, local educational agency administrators, teachers, local labor representatives, coaches, key parent and community members, professional learning providers, and higher education colleagues who help ensure that all children meet California’s rigorous academic requirements.

Session Recordings

Use the links below to access video recordings of a number of sessions.

Keynote – Greatness by Design: Progress and Possibilities, Linda Darling-Hammond External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 32:06)

Preparing Educators for Evaluation and Feedback: Planning for Professional Learning External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 58:40)
Preparing Educators for Evaluation and Feedback: Planning for Professional Learning Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

California Subject Matter Projects: Teacher Leadership by Design External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:10:15)
California Subject Matter Projects Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

High Leverage Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Support External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:07:27)
High Leverage Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Support Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
High Leverage Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Support Presentation handout External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC)

Developing a “Growth Model” for Teacher Evaluation as the Foundation of an Integrated Professional Learning System External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:17:20)
Developing a “Growth Model” for Teacher Evaluation as the Foundation of an Integrated Professional Learning System Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Developing a “Growth Model” for Teacher Evaluation as the Foundation of an Integrated Professional Learning System Presentation handouts External link opens in new window or tab. (ZIP)

Building a Teacher Growth and Development Continuum Through National Board Certification External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:15:29)
Building a Teacher Growth and Development Continuum Through National Board Certification Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Building a Teacher Growth and Development Continuum Through National Board Certification Presentation handouts External link opens in new window or tab. (ZIP)

Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining the Next Generation of Educators External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 56:17)

Using Updated CPSEL and DOP: Tools for Administration Induction External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 54:29)

Collective Instructional Leadership System (CILS) External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 45:06)
Collective Instructional Leadership System Presentation slides External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

The Summit program and additional session materials are available on the Digital Chalkboard:

Educator Excellence Summit on Digital Chalkboard External link opens in new window or tab.
Questions: Teacher & Leader Policy Office | BTPDP@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 4, 2019