EES Timeline August - December 2013

Chronology of Events and Documentation of Actions

Date:  DECEMBER 2013 - REFLECTION AND RESEARCH (NATIONAL DATA)


December Lead the Profession Bulletin and Member Poll
Read December Lead the Profession » (pdf)
The first semester ends with major teacher concerns about the data collected on PDE3. 
Read Fall 2013 Tripod Teacher Reports Memo » (pdf)
HSTA and DOE engage in a conversation with renowned education research expert Linda Darling-Hammond.
Read Linda Darling-Hammond Discussion » (pdf)
Note: HSTA files a class action grievance in regards to the collection of first semester data.



Date:  NOVEMBER 2013 - CLARIFICATIONS


November Lead the Profession Bulletin and Member Poll
Read November Lead the Profession » (pdf)
DOE reconvenes the “Teacher Leader Workgroup,” with subcommittees dedicated to each of the EES components.  HSTA is a participating member.
Concerns regarding PDE3 result in a memo from the DOE identifying alternatives to collecting evidence.
Read Memo on Clarification and Alternatives to Using PDE3 for EES » (pdf)
NEA and USDOE publish an ESEA waiver timeline.
Read excerpt from Department of Education chart » (pdf)


Date:  OCTOBER 2013 - DATA DRIVE DISCUSSIONS (LOCAL DATA)


October Lead the Profession Bulletin and Member Poll
Read October Lead the Profession » (pdf)
HSTA shares results of September EES survey with the DOE.  In addition, data shared with all HSTA members during Teacher Institute Days.
Read Institute Day Feedback » (pdf)
The Joint Committee memo to the superintendent reflects the issues that schools are having with EES implementation.
Read Joint Committee memo » (pdf)
Concerns regarding EES clarity result in a DOE memo.
Memo on clarifications and exceptions » (pdf)


Date:  SEPTEMBER 2013 - SY2013-14 INITIAL TEACHER INPUT


September Lead the Profession Bulletin and Member Poll
Read September Lead the Profession » (pdf)
HSTA conducts a statewide EES survey to identify initial teacher experiences with EES and contractual issues related to training.  Data is collected around topics such as:  level of understanding, training, and EES implementation.
Read HSTA September 2013 EES Survey Results » (pdf)


Date:  AUGUST 2013 - EES STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION


August Lead the Profession Bulletin and Member Poll
Read August Lead the Profession » (pdf)
An EES manual is printed for every BU5 member, outlining the EES requirements. 
Read EES Manual » (pdf)
Concerns regarding SLO result in a DOE memo to clarify the SLO timeline.
Read memo to clarify SLO timeline » (pdf)
HSTA produces a contract advisory regarding the use of videotaping in classrooms related to EES.
Read HSTA Contract Advisory regarding videotaping of teachers for evaluative purposes » (pdf)