TESS Training Materials and Resources for Teachers

 

Teacher Training

To ensure that Arkansas educators are prepared for evaluation under the Teacher Excellence and Support System, all teachers in Arkansas’ public and charter schools will receive training on the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) law and process. Training support began during the spring of 2013 and will continue through the 2014-2015 school year. Every school building was allowed to send one person to the TESS training during the spring of 2013 who then facilitated a three (3) hour, face-to-face training for teachers. The training documents and resources have been updated and include a facilitator guide for trained individuals who will deliver the Law and Process training at local education cooperatives or local districts.

 

Teacher Resources

Training Materials for Framework Components

The Framework for Teaching Effectiveness Series (FFTES) is the Teachscape application for training Arkansas teachers in Framework for Teaching rubric by Charlotte Danielson. All teachers will access FFTES through the AETN/IDEAS portal.  If an Arkansas public school teacher does not have an active user account, she or he should call 1-800-488-6689 or email ideas@aetn.org. Click here to access Teachscape through IDEAS.

The Arkansas Department of Education has also created training presentations and facilitation guides to provide educators additional materials and resources and the opportunity for ongoing professional to deepen the understanding of the Framework for Teaching, the foundation for TESS. Please click here to access the presentations and guides.

 

For more information, please contact:

Sandra HurstDirector of Educator Effectiveness
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-8526
Fax: 501-682-1193
 
Becky Gibson, Teacher Evaluation Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 107-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3160
Fax: 501-682-5118

Alphabetical List of Topics

Common Core