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  1. Assistance During the Webinar The ‘Full Screen’ icon maximizes the presentation area. The ‘Raise Hand’ icon alerts the organizer that you have a question or comment. The ‘Questions Box’ allows you to send a question to the organizer.

  2. Orientation for More at Four Teachers Nonpublic Schools Teacher Licensure Unit

  3. “Everything we’re doing—teaching, mentoring, evaluating—is for the child. Research indicates effective teachers lead to better child outcomes.” TLU Evaluator/Mentor Teacher August 2008

  4. Agenda Welcome & Introductions Webinar Guidelines Purpose and Objectives Overview & Program Requirements TLU Eligibility, Priority and Services Teacher Education, Performance & Evaluation Requirements & Standards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) TLU Mentor-Evaluator Assignments Next Steps **Q&A throughout the session

  5. Session Objectives • Describe teacher licensure functions & programs administered by the Office of Early Learning (OEL)/ Teacher Licensure Unit (TLU) • Recognize key teacher licensure terms • Understand the BK licensure continuum • Describe options for completing initial licensure (BK Standard Professional I) • Know the requirements for maintaining BK SP II licensure

  6. Overview NC State Board of Education (SBE) • Structure • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), Div. of Academic Services/Instructional Support, Office of Early Learning (OEL – Pre-K – Grade 3) • Mission • Future Ready Students (children) for the 21st Century

  7. NC State Board of Education Mission Every student (child) will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work, and postsecondary education, and prepared for life in the 21st Century.Adopted August 2006 Question: How does this mission apply to MAF pre-k and teacher education?

  8. State Board of Education Goals NC Public Schools will: • produce globally competitive students • be led by 21st century professionals • be healthy and responsible • guide innovation in NC Public Schools • be governed and supported by 21st Century Systems

  9. NC Office of Early Learning (Pre-K Mission) • Prepare children for school success through high-quality early education (public & private) • Promote high-quality early childhood educational opportunities that children need to be ready for school success • MAF Program Requirements • Evidence-based, teacher education and licensure

  10. More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program Requirements The More at Four Committee The Child • Eligibility The Site • DCD Star Rating (nonpublic sites)

  11. More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program Requirements The Classroom • Curricula, Screening & Assessment, NC Foundations The Staff • Education, Licensure & Credentials Evaluation & Monitoring • ECERS-R

  12. NC State Board Action January 2007, North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) grants OEL “licensing authority.” • Authority permits OEL to provide teacher licensure services for More at Four teachers in nonpublic schools (same process as Public Schools). • The TLU has the responsibility to ensure the integrity and rigor of B-K teacher licensure process. • Must operate in accordance with General Statutes and Administrative Codes for teacher licensure: • Teachers must be mentored & evaluated • Teachers must complete required professional development based on type of license held

  13. Terms and Definitions Teacher Licensure Terms and Definitions Activity: 1. Why are definitions important? 2. Describe the following: LE, SPI, BTSP, LETP, PDP

  14. TLU’s Primary Goal Provides the structure for MAF teachers in nonpublic schools to attain and maintain the B-K Standard Professional II (B-K SP II) License (continuing license)—equivalent to options available to MAF teachers in public schools.

  15. TLU Eligibility, Priority and Services • Teacher Eligibility • Who has to participate • Service Priority: Levels I – IV • TLU Services • Beginning Teacher Support Program • Lateral Entry Teacher Program • Licensure Renewal

  16. Check-in: Where are you in the BK Licensure Process? Related BA or BS degree - Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies or Psychology Unrelated BA or BS degree BA/BS degree and working toward BK Initial Provisional Lateral Entry BK License Provisional BK (have NC K-6 or other NC or other state’s License) BK or Preschool License (SP I or II)

  17. Professional Teaching & Standards NC Professional Teaching Standards NC BK Specialty Standards NC Teacher Evaluation Process Teacher Education, Performance & Evaluation

  18. Standard I: Teachers demonstrate leadership Standard II: Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students Standard III: Teachers know the content they teach Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students Standard V: Teachers reflect on their practice NC Professional Teaching Standards

  19. Standard I: Comprehensive knowledge of typical as well as atypical patterns of child development. Standard II: Foster relationships with families that support children’s development and learning Standard III: Build community partnerships in support of children and families Standard IV: Use authentic, ongoing assessment of children’s abilities to plan, implement, and evaluate programs that build upon each child’s uniquestrengths Standard V: Create and adapt environments and intentionally plan and implement an integrated curriculum NC Birth-Kindergarten (BK) Standards

  20. NC Professional Teaching Standards Professional Growth Model (Formative) Formal and Informal Observations Summative Evaluation All Licensure Levels (LE, BK SPI, BK SPII and Preschool or Pre-K/K Add-0n licenses) NC Teacher Evaluation Process

  21. Developing – Demonstrate adequate growth (Awareness and Interest) Proficient – Demonstrate basic competence (Intentionality & Consistent Implementation) Accomplished – Exceeded basic competence most of the time (Greater Depth and Frequency) Distinguished – consistently and significantly exceeded basic competence (Leadership & Dissemination) Not Demonstrated – Did not demonstrate competence on or adequate growth NC Teacher Evaluation Performance Rating Scale

  22. Beginning Teacher Support Program Initial Licenses NC BK Standard Professional I (SPI) license NC Lateral Entry (LE) Provisional BK license issued to teachers with a BA/BS degree Renewal Continuing License NC BK Standard Professional II (SPII) license or Pre-School or Pre-K/K Add-on license NC Teacher Licensure

  23. Phase 1 – Mentor leads TLU Team Agreement and Getting-to-Know-You meetings, Teacher completes Self Assessment Phase 2 – Mentor Observation, Professional Development Plan Phase 3 – Formal observation with pre & post conference Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP) NC Lateral Entry & BK SP I Licensed Teachers

  24. Phase 4 – Observations continue, including post conferences; PDP reviewed and adjusted Phase 5 – Summative evaluation with ratings Phase 6 – Submission of PDP and Professional Development Log to TLU Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for BTSP Teacherscont.

  25. Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for BK SPII Teachers Phase 1 – Team Agreement, Teacher completes Self Assessment Phase 2 –Professional Development Plan Phase 3 – Formal observation begins (2 observations and/or 1 summative evaluation in year 5)

  26. Phases of Mentoring and Evaluation Process for SPII Teacherscont. Phase 4 – Evaluator submits evaluation Phase 5 – Teacher submits PDP and Professional Development Log to TLU

  27. Resources Office of Early Learning Website • Teacher Education & Licensure pages • Key Documents • Glossary • Requirements for Teachers with NC LE or Provisional B-K Licenses, and BK SP I, II Licenses (General Information) • Frequently Asked Questions • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships & Health Insurance reimbursement program

  28. Next Steps • Teacher Status: Moving from Waiting to Active • NC Licensure Application Process (NC Lateral Entry & Provisional Licenses) • TLU Webinars - teachers and site administrators • NC Teacher Evaluation Process Training • See website • Lateral Entry Licensure Process (Wait List) Teachers – To be announced • Assign TLU Mentor & Evaluator (August 16 – November) • Services begin

  29. NC Department of Public Instruction Academic Services & Instructional Support (ASIS) Office of Early Learning Teacher Licensure Unit 2075 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2075 Cindy Wheeler, Manager Teacher Licensure Unit (TLU) 919-981-5382 Information TLU enrollment, transcripts, licensure application, and other teacher licensure services: Contact Cassandra Silver or 919-981-7308 Enrollment, registration for professional development, training certificates: Contact Jan Ruiz at or 919-850-2883 Professional development, Evaluation Process and Beginning Teacher Support: Contact Sharon Spigner (Teacher Licensure Education Consultant) at or 919-981-7309 Contact Information

  30. Thank you for your time today!Training certificates will be sent electronically Jan Ruiz