The Arizona Department of Education has developed a FREE, exciting professional learning opportunity for principals, assistant principals, and other personnel charged with the responsibility of observing and evaluating teachers.
The Principals’ Academy, previously titled the Qualified Evaluator Academy, is designed to provide tools, strategies, and resources to not only assist evaluators in the observation and evaluation process but also improve and strengthen leadership and coaching techniques. Spanning four days over the course of the school year, the Principals’ Academy begins with sessions focusing on the evaluation process, including engaging in meaningful dialogue around effective instruction, resulting in increased student achievement and teacher retention. The other sessions focus on mid-year conferencing and the summative evaluation process, as well as addressing teacher retention, and improving school culture and climate. This Academy is a complete package for aspiring, new, and veteran principals, assistant principals, coaches, mentors, and other instructional leaders seeking to meet the criteria for being a qualified evaluator and improve their skills in the teacher evaluation process and a school and workforce leader.
Completers of the Principals’ Academy will receive a certificate that will meet the criteria stated in ARS §15-537(F)(4) for qualified evaluators.
Our next cohort will be in 2022.
For more information, please contact us at 602-542-5343 or [email protected]