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Successful Consultant Teachers will receive a stipend of up to $2,000 for the school year.  The CT will apply in a competitive process to participate in the PAC Pilot for a minimum of one year term pending 6 month favorable evaluation with a possible second year. The evaluation will include input from the Program/Instructional Leader and Mentee, and will be reviewed by members of the PAC Advisory Panel.  Evaluation will include a review of goals established and met, as well as longer term goals.  The formative evaluation process will include an ongoing review of data, CT recommendations, observations, conference notes, and periodic interviews by panel members or EEC. 

CTs will receive relationship-based training such as developing learning- focused relationships between professional colleagues prior to beginning their work with Mentees. They will receive training on the CLASS™ observation measure to guide professional development.  Regional PLCs will be facilitated by the EPS Grantees in each region and will include peer support and content training.

Training Schedule 2014-2015

Orientation
All Participants will Attend

Saturday, September 6, 2014     

Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Student Center, Blue Lounge
Worcester, MA
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Coach (CT and CA) Training 2014-2015
Note: Coaches will pick either a Friday or a Saturday track for the entire year.

Becker College
Weller Building
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Parking is available on either side of the Becker’s Collaborative Learning Center Building located at 30 Roxbury Street or on the Becker College side of the street on Sever or Roxbury Streets.

Friday, September 26, 2014 or Saturday, September 27, 2014
Relationship Based Training
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

Friday, October 17, 2014 or Saturday, October 18, 2014
CLASS Training 
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

Friday, November 14, 2014 or Saturday, November 15, 2014
Relationship Based Training
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

Friday, December 5, 2014 or Saturday, December 6, 2014
CLASS Training
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

Friday, January 9, 2015 or Saturday, January 10, 2015
CLASS Training
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

Friday, February 6, 2015 or Saturday, February 7, 2015
Relationship Based Training
Room 201 (9/26) or Room 207 (9/27)

CT Qualifications:

The CT is required to have an Associate’s degree in early childhood education or a related field (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred) and, for center-based teachers, be EEC Lead Teacher Qualified or above. In addition, CTs must have:

  • At least three years of experience working as an educator in a Center-based, FCC or ASOST program;
  • Currently providing direct care to children in a program participating in the MA-QRIS at a Level 2 or above (self-assessed);
  • Support of Program/Instructional Leader to participate (if applicable); and
  • Access to a computer and the Internet for use of video support technology.

Note: Supervisors and Administrators are not eligible to serve as a CT.

CT Responsibilities: 

  • Attend pre-service orientation training (estimated training is 1 day prior to implementation of project).
  • Participate in ongoing CT training (estimated 6 days during the year) and the regional Professional Learning Community to share resources, training, expertise, and experience. (estimated 1 hour per month: may be conference call, face to face, or webinar)
  • Provide Peer Assistance and Coaching, including:
    • Jointly establishing monthly meetings to last between 60-90 minutes with Mentee (may be virtual; phone, email, video clips) to conduct observations and review progress and provide feedback.
      • The initial meetings will be to develop a relationship, and then to review the data identifying the Mentee’s needs and develop an action plan, including recommended professional development and coaching strategies designed to increase knowledge and skills in identified areas of need.
      • Thereafter, there will be a cycle of evaluation and coaching that includes continuous mutual goal setting using observations and follow-up conferences to analyze and set practical goals for improvement based upon detailed evaluation criteria.
    • Jointly establish monthly meetings or check-ins with Program/Instructional Leader;
    • Work with Mentee and Program/Instructional Leader to refine the Mentee’s professional development plan including identification of recommended training or courses and strategies for practice application.
    • Provide reports every 30 days using provided template indicating actions, progress, and/or next steps.
  • Maintain confidentiality