Support for Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project
The Digital Learning Services program offers support, assistance and professional development on digital tools that support teacher and principal professional growth.
Our professional development offering include a range of topics, from using Washington's own online eVAL tool as a support to growth and evaluation activities, to using technology for lesson capture and principal walk-throughs, to improving instructional and professional practice in the frameworks:
Using Technology to Support Your District's Instructional Framework
Examples of using technology in support of the frameworks include, but are not limited to the following:
- Using technology tools for formative assessment
- Supporting research-based instruction with technology
- Using technology tools for data collection
- Developing and using web sites that engage parents
- Using technology for principal walk-throughs
For more information about the courses listed above, contact Kristina Wambold at 360.952.3393.
Training on the use of the online eVAL tool as a support for instructional and professional growth is available to teachers, principals and district leaders. Learn to use this tool for self-assessment, goal-setting, conducting the three events around the observation cycle, and submitting artifacts. Scheduling a training session is just a phone call away. For more information about scheduling training on the eVAL tool, contact Katherine Livick at 360.952.3395.
Technology for Lesson Capture
One of our most popular professional development opportunities in support of teacher and principal growth is a “batteries included” course on using technology for lesson capture. In addition to the actual training on the device, the teacher or school receives an iOS device and a SWIVL personal cameraman, along with some "have to have" accessories, to promote reflection on professional practice. Participants leave with the skills and confidence to use this device for capturing lessons, uploading and viewing them, and reflecting on the content. For more information about using technology for lesson capture, contact Katherine Livick at 360.952.3395.