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Meeting the challenge. Teacher Compensation -- Regional ICN meetings. AGENDA Welcome, video and outline of basic principles Local discussion Site reports and questions. Meeting the challenge. Increasing student achievement and Improving teacher compensation and support.

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teacher compensation regional icn meetings
Teacher Compensation -- Regional ICN meetings
  • AGENDA
  • Welcome, video and outline of basic principles
  • Local discussion
  • Site reports and questions
meeting the challenge1

Meeting the challenge

Increasing student achievement

and

Improving teacher compensation and support

why change
Why Change?
  • ) It is more essential

than ever that Iowa

children receive a

top-quality education

so they can compete

in the new economy.

why change1
Why Change?
  • ) Supply and Demand Issues
slide7
In the next 10 years, America will need 2.2 million next teachers, but...
  • Our colleges are only expected to produce about 1.4 million new teachers.
why change2
Why Change?

(3) Current salary schedules are not designed to support teaching and learning

quality teaching makes the biggest difference in student achievement
Quality teaching makes the biggest difference in student achievement

Teacher qualifications

10%

Small classes

40%

26%

Other background information

24%

Parent education

(% with college education)

Source: Harvard Journal of Legislation (1991)

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We can solve these

three critical problems

if we change:

  • How we pay teachers
  • How we support teachers
  • How we strengthen the focus on student achievement
solving problems by
Solving problems by...
  • Changing how we pay teachers
  • The amount we pay
  • The way we pay
solving problems by1
Solving problems by...
  • Changing how we support teachers
  • Developing a common definition of good teaching
  • Ensuring that continuing education provides good teachers with the support to be even better
solving problems by2
Solving problems by...
  • Strengthening the focus on student achievement
  • As a school, as a school district, as a state
  • Not merit pay for individual teachers
what will it look like

What will it look like?

  • National Board Advanced
  • Advanced
  • Professional --Career 2
  • Professional --Career 1
  • Provisional licensure
compensation levels
Compensation levels
  • Put Iowa in a position to recruit and retain quality teachers by making total compensation competitive at all career levels for teachers
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Provisional licensure
  • Ensure success during Iowa teachers’ first two years because they will have a support system that is as strong as anywhere in the United States
slide18
Provisional licensure
  • Provisional teachers must demonstrate successful teaching within two years to continue teaching
slide19
Professional --Career 2
  • Professional --Career 1
  • Career teachers will have a totally different continuing education system that will make good teachers more effective in helping their students learn
slide20
National Board Advanced
  • Advanced
  • Provide -- for the first time -- an opportunity for Iowa teachers to be rewarded and recognized for taking on important leadership roles and responsibilities while they are still teaching
slide21
Performance pay
  • In addition to base pay (salary levels)
  • All staff will be rewarded if students in a building meet learning goals
  • Based on growth targets set for each building
slide22
This new system would change:

How we pay teachers

How we support teachers

How we strengthen the focus on student achievement

is there agreement

Is there agreement?

At this point, state leaders -- including the Governor, legislative leaders, and business and education leaders -- have agreed on a common framework.

is there agreement1

Is there agreement?

The common framework includes principles for improving student achievement and teacher compensation and support.

the agreement includes four major elements
The agreement includes four major elements:
  • Base pay levels that enable Iowa to be strategically positioned for education talent
  • Variable pay that provides additional compensation if student performance improves significantly
the agreement includes four major elements1
The agreement includes four major elements:
  • Induction programs with mentors that will support new teachers
  • Continuing education that will directly support better teaching practices
who benefits
Who benefits?

All Iowans!

School Boards

Students

New teachers

Parents

Employers

Veteran teachers

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Discussion Questions
  • What are the pros and cons of Iowa implementing a mentoring program
  • for all new teachers? What components are necessary for a quality mentoring program?
  • What are the pros and cons of redesigning staff development in Iowa to include rigorous continuing education to put teachers on an accelerated career path?
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Discussion Questions
  • What are the pros and cons of Iowa rewarding experienced teachers for assuming leadership roles such as teacher leaders, and subject specialists?
  • What are the pros and cons of a variable pay component that links bonus pay with increased student achievement?
questions or comments

Questions or comments?

Ron.Parker@ed.state.ia.us

or

fax to 515-281-4122

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