On March 6, 2013, the Department of Education ("the Department") plans to propose regulations to the State Board of Education providing rules for educator evaluation and professional development as outlined in the TEACHNJ Act. These regulations are scheduled to become effective at the beginning in SY13-14 and will include greater details about several elements of evaluation.
In March and April, the Department of Education will hold presentations across the state to communicate the details of these regulations. Presentations will provide an opportunity for educators to not only learn more about the system, but also to provide feedback to the Department on how best to support local districts as they implement changes.
We have established a variety of times* and locations** in order to accommodate as many interested parties as possible. Attendance is free for all guests, and space at each location is limited. Please register by following links provided below. Directions to each location are also linked within the chart.
|March 13||3:30 to 5:30||Toms River High School North||http://education.state.nj.us/events/details.php?recid=19325|
|March 15||1:00 to 4:00||Morris County Fire Fighters and Police Academy||http://education.state.nj.us/events/details.php?recid=19265|
|March 19||9:00 to 3:00||Rutgers Camden||http://education.state.nj.us/events/details.php?recid=19365|
|1:00 to 3:00
4:00 to 6:00
|New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association|
|April 10||9:30 to 11:30||Ocean City High School||http://education.state.nj.us/events/details.php?recid=19345|
* All presentations regarding Educator Evaluation are based around a two hour window that the department has deemed necessary to effectively communicate the details of the new initiative. Where times are longer than two hours, it is to accommodate extended question and answer sessions or additional agenda items requested by a local partner. For example, the event on March 19, 2013 at Rutgers University is a full day because it is being co-sponsored. The Department will be doing an overview presentation in the morning and Rutgers University will be leading the meeting in the afternoon. See registration page above for more details.
**The department is currently finalizing plans for a presentation in Bergen County in early April and will update this page as soon as those details have been finalized.