Developing Equitable and Excellent Teachers Through Culturally Responsive Teacher Evaluation

Developing Equitable and Excellent Teachers through Culturally Responsive Teacher Evaluation 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ‚óŹ Molloy College, Rockville Centre Campus
(6 CTLEs Offered)

Presenter: Dr. Maria Salazar

Conference Description:
This session will provide opportunities for participants to: (a) learn about culturally responsive teacher evaluation, (b) assess current teacher evaluation tools, (c) examine an exemplar of a culturally responsive teacher evaluation tool and resulting teacher practice, (d) engage in scenarios to improve teacher evaluation based on educational role, and (e) brainstorm ways to re-envision teacher evaluation. 

Please note that this conference is also part of a larger 4-day summer institute on, " Current Issues in Assessment: Classroom Assessment and Teacher Evaluations for the Diverse Learner"  Click here for further information). There is also a one-day conference on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 on, " Formative Assessment, Descriptive Feedback and Summative Judgment: Principles, Practicalities and Ethics" with  Rick Wormeli as the lead presenter. Click here for further information.

Session Objective: Participants will develop an understanding of culturally responsive teacher evaluation (CRTE) and set goals for applying CRTE  in their own context. 

Session Agenda:

  1. Introduction to culturally responsive teacher evaluation (CRTE) 

  2. Assess current teacher evaluation models (local/national)

  3. Examine an exemplar of CRTE & teacher practice

  4. Engage in scenarios to improve teacher evaluation based on an educational role

  5. Brainstorm ways to re-envision teacher evaluation

  6. Questions/Reflection/Feedback 

Intended Audience:
K-12 teachers and administrators. 

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar
Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar's research and scholarship center on the needs of those at the margins. Salazar has authored numerous publications on humanizing pedagogies, equitable teaching, and college access and success for historically underrepresented students. She has written a book that is published by Routledge Press and series editor Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto. The book is titled: Teacher Evaluation as Culture: A Framework for Equitable and Excellent Teaching. She is also the lead author for the State of Latinos 2008, a brief presented to the U.S. Congress. She has given close to 100 scholarly international and national presentations in her research areas. In 2018, she was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher Education Award. Dr. Salazar's service includes local and national contributions. She served on the Colorado Quality Teachers Commission and she contributed to the development of the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. She served on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), a national collaborative to revise model content standards and develop learning progressions for teacher licensure, assessment, and development. She was a key contributor in the development of the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and she is the board liaison for the CAEP Equity and Diversity Committee. She also currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Teacher Education, a top journal in the field of education.

Associated Book:
Included in your tuition is her book, "Teacher Evaluation as Culture: A Framework for Equitable and Excellent Teaching" by Maria Salazar & Jessica Lerner,  Publisher - Routledge Press   The book will be handed out at check-in.

Location:
The conference will be given in the Public Square, Larini Room (second floor) on the Rockville Centre campus of Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

CTLE Credit
This conference is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

ESL or bilingual teachers must complete a minimum of 50% of the required CTLE hours in language acquisition,   including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies. All other certificate holders must complete a minimum of 15% of the hours dedicated to language acquisition addressing the needs of ELL learners, including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies. This conference will satisfy 3.5 hours in those areas.  Click here for further information on CTLE requirements.

Conference Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until April 26: $125
Regular Registration, April 27 until June 21: $150
Late Registration, after June 21: $175
Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $50
Non-Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $75
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge
Molloy Alumni: 25% discount

There is also a one-day conference on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 on, "Formative Assessment, Descriptive Feedback and Summative Judgment: Principles, Practicalities and Ethics" with  Rick Wormeli as the lead presenter. Click here for further information. You may also enroll in both conferences on July 17 & 18, 2019, at the discounted rate of $225.

Please note that this conference is also part of a larger 4-day summer institute on, "Current Issues in Assessment: Classroom Assessment and Teacher Evaluations for the Diverse Learner" (Click here for further information).You also have the option to register for four days for 3 graduate credits for $900 (Click here available on March 4, 2019 to register for all 4 days) or on a non-credit basis for $695 for 2 in-service credits (click here - to come to register for all 4 days, non-credit). To receive graduate credit, you must attend the institute each day, do work outside the classroom and complete a project that is due within two weeks of the last session. In-service credit is based upon attendance alone.

Conference Registration:
Click here to register online for the one-day conference (July 17).  Click here to register online for both days (July 17 & 18).
Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail.

Please note that completing the information for this conference through a program such as My Learning Plan Inc. is mainly for you to receive permission to take this conference from your district. Once you receive permission to take the conference from your district you will still need to register for the conference. There is no connection between My Learning Plan Inc. and your official registration for this conference.

Please also note: if your district will be paying for you to attend the conference, we know that it can take some time before your district might issue a check. Therefore, it would be advisable for you to send in your registration first, even though the check from the district might not have been processed yet, to avoid being closed-out of the conference or to take advantage of the early registration discount. If multiple registrations from the same district will be paid through a purchase order, all the registrations should be sent at the same time.

Confirmation of your registration and travel directions will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of the conference. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the conference at no charge. 

Conference Details 
The most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this conference webpage. We will also email out the conference information if you are on our mailing list.  Join our mailing list online  or contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone: 516.323.3554.