Last week I attended a 3 day training to be certified in the new Texas evaluation tool. Currently, Texas uses PDAS- Professional Development and Appraisal System. However, in the next school year all public schools in Texas will use T-TESS. T-TESS stands for Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. The training is required by all administrators. Here is a look at all the "stuff" from the training.
Well, if you know me, you know I have to find a better way to organize all of that "STUFF." So I thought and thought how I will manage the very long rubric. After creating a flipbook for my accommodations, I thought this was the perfect plan for T-TESS. So that is how the T-TESS Flipbook was born.
Classroom Observation Notepad. It has general walk-through items on it that are still doable even for T-TESS. I will use the back of each form for my scripting. If you had the training, you know what is involved with scripting. My hand still hurts from all the writing. At times, I thought I should invest in a court-reporting-machine. Seriously!
My Classroom Observation Notepad can be purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers.
It can also be purchased on Etsy.
Why I love my notepad?
1. It is a notepad and can easily be taken to classrooms.
2. It has lists, bullets, and general "look-for items."
3. It is not state specific. It can be used in public or private schools.