The BTU membership authorized a week-long summer institute to be held the week of August 8 -12, 2011. The institute would run from 8:30 – 12:30 on these days. The purpose of the Institute is to assist permanent teachers who are having evaluation issues. The goal is to focus on the specific prescriptions that are in the evaluations that are rated as “Does Not Meet Standards.” Here’s a list of FAQs.
What is the purpose of the Institute?
To assist teachers in implementing the prescriptions contained in their evaluations and assist in preparation for upcoming observations and evaluations.
Who should consider applying for assistance?
Any permanent teacher who received an evaluation(s) with a rating of “Does Not Meet Standards” should apply. These individuals will be evaluated by November 15, 2011.
Why should I apply?
If I received a rating of “DNMS,” I need to do something to turn my teaching performance around. This is an opportunity to work with fellow professionals to deal with specific individual prescriptions and issues that the evaluator sees as a concern. This is an opportunity to rescue and/or rejuvenate my career.
Who is sponsoring and facilitating the institute?
The BTU is sponsoring the institute and the facilitators are BTU members. The participation, conferences, discussions and strategies are confidential and not shared with the BPS. The goal is to assist individuals who are experiencing evaluation issues.
How do I get involved?
Apply online and submit an application. For more information contact Patrick Connolly.
When is the Institute? Where?
The Institute will run from August 8 – 12, 2011. Sessions will run from 8:30 – 12:30 daily. Institute will be held at BTU Hall.