District teams invited to Master Teacher Scoring Workshop on Sept. 15


Whether a district is new or experienced with the master teacher program, participants at a free half-day workshop on Sept. 15 in Westerville (near Columbus) will learn more about conducting this initiative locally.

Pursuing the master teacher designation offers teachers opportunities to grow professionally and to fulfill one of several requirements for an advanced educator license. The program is open to candidates with professional teaching licenses who are working full-time and have at least seven years of teaching experience. These candidates complete application materials that will include a narrative and supporting evidence of five characteristics: consistent leadership; focused collaboration; distinguished teaching focusing on students and environment; distinguished teaching focusing on content, instruction and assessment; and continued professional growth. District teams score the evidence and determine the awarding of the master teacher designation.

During each workshop, department representatives will illustrate how to score teachers’ initial portfolios as well as their renewal narratives. Participants will collaborate with experienced teams as they begin to plan master teacher initiatives for their districts. Choose one of two three-hour sessions starting at either 9 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. at the Westerville Public Library. Register in STARS through your SAFE account, using master teacher in the event search box. For more information, see the master teacher Web page or contact Brinda Price.