Can Evaluations Actually
Improve Teacher Practice?
Too often, teacher evaluation is just a formality—lots of paperwork, but very little impact.
It doesn't have to be that way.
In the Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program, even the most experienced instructional leaders will gain systems and strategies for using the evaluation process to drive professional growth like never before.
First Cohort Begins August 3, 2022
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program features our proprietary Perpetual Learning Community™ format, including:
August 2022 Schedule
Live cohort sessions
Wednesdays at 2pm CDT
August 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022
+ all modules available on-demand
+ free access to future cohorts
Who Should Register?
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program is designed for:
While this program focuses a great deal on supporting teachers in improving their practice, it is not designed for department heads, team leaders, or instructional coaches who aren't involved in the teacher evaluation process.
Learn At Your Own Pace—Lifetime Access
August 2022 Focus
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program includes timely live support throughout the year, as well as on-demand modules you can complete at your own pace.
For example, our August 2022 cohort will focus on teacher goal-setting, so you can start the year right.
Your registration includes lifetime access to the entire program, including all future live support cohorts.
What You'll Learn in Each Module
Goal-Setting for Teacher Growth
Evidence-Driven Formal Observations
Leveraging Time & Effort for Maximum Impact
Instructional Frameworks as Growth Pathways
Rating Teacher Performance & Writing Airtight Final Evaluations with GSIR
Further Tools & Training
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program allows you to demonstrate your ability to provide effective instructional leadership through the formal evaluation process
Evidence-Driven Portfolio Tasks
To earn your Certification, you'll assemble a portfolio of evidence with artifacts from real-world performance tasks, including:
There's no deadline or expiration date—complete the portfolio whenever it's convenient for you.
Interactive Video-Based Professional Learning
The Teacher Evaluation Certification uses our two-way interactive video technology, allowing participants to both learn and respond via video—with no need to attend live sessions or watch replays. You can watch and respond directly from your computer or mobile device.
A New Kind of PLC—the Perpetual Learning Community
Our interactive, on-demand format enables a new kind of cohort experience. Instead of learning alongside only your colleagues who are able to participate at the same time, you can share your learning with everyone in the program—regardless of schedule. You'll be able to see and hear others' responses to reflection prompts, contribute your voice, and challenge your thinking with diverse perspectives.
Interactive Checks for Understanding
The Teacher Evaluation Certification is organized into short, self-paced sections that allow you check your understanding in real time.
Need more review? No re-watching needed—clarifications, extra examples, and alternative explanations are built in.
To help you review your learning and find key concepts quickly, you'll get complete transcripts of all training modules.
You can download, search, and even print these professionally formatted PDF transcripts for easy review without re-watching videos.
To earn the Certification, participants compile a portfolio of evidence including records of their goal-setting work with teachers, formal observations, and written artifacts to demonstrate their instructional leadership.
While some components can only be completed while school is in session, the Portfolio can be submitted at any time; the program includes lifetime access.
Prefer to listen, or want a quick review? You'll get a complete MP3 audio file for each module, so you can brush up on key concepts quickly, or pick up the learning again after a break.
Everything is yours to keep, with lifetime, on-demand access and no expiration dates or deadlines.
Who Is This Program For?
Principal Supervisors & HR Pros
About Your Instructor
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program is led by Dr. Justin Baeder, Director of The Principal Center.
Dr. Baeder is author of Mapping Professional Practice: How to Develop Instructional Frameworks to Support Teacher Growth as well as Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (both published by Solution Tree), and creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries make a daily habit of classroom visits.
He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Washington, and helps senior leaders in K-12 organizations build capacity for instructional leadership
When you enroll in the program, we'll include even more to help you succeed:
1-Year Lifetime Instructional Leadership Association Membership ($2,256 value)
Our tools and trainings help you build capacity for instructional leadership, with new resources each month, plus Repertoire Content Creator, the professional writing app for instructional leaders™
Concierge Setup of Repertoire App
Free Copy of Mapping Professional Practice: How to Develop Instructional Frameworks to Support Teacher Growth
You'll receive a signed hardcopy of Mapping Professional Practice: How to Develop Instructional Frameworks to Support Teacher Growth, by Heather Bell-Williams and Principal Center Director Justin Baeder.
The Instructional Vision Institute
You'll get instant access to the 2-part Instructional Vision Institute program, so you can develop your own instructional frameworks for professional practice. Like a teacher evaluation framework, an instructional framework breaks a practice into key components and levels of fluency, so you can provide teachers with a clear rubric outlining shared expectations.
The Inbox Overhaul
Is email keeping you out of classrooms? An out-of-control inbox can be stressful and overwhelming. If you're ready for an Inbox Overhaul, this program will help you get your inbox empty every day, so you can use email the way it was intended—as a powerful communication tool.
Working with Office Staff & Your Admin Team
Office staff and other administrators on your team are crucial to your success in getting into classrooms. In these two bonus trainings, you'll learn how to work as a team, so you can cover for and support each other, and still get into classrooms every day.
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program will dramatically strengthen your instructional leadership skills, and allow you to provide highly effective feedback to teachers at all skill levels.
We're fully confident that it's the most powerful professional development for instructional leaders anywhere—but don't take our word for it. Try the program for yourself, and experience the transformation that it brings to your leadership.
If you're not 100% satisfied with the our program for any reason, contact us within 30 days for a full refund.
Full Certification Program
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we offer an interest-free payment plan for individuals paying out of pocket.
For schools, we accept one-time payments via credit card or check/purchase order.
Yes, we offer a substantial discount for groups of two or more. See our registration form for pricing details.
Your purchase includes lifetime access to the Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification Program.
You can go through the program as many times as you'd like, and complete the Certification component whenever you want.
Yes, this approach is compatible with any teacher evaluation system. Participants will have access to our Repertoire Content Creator app, which makes it easy to take evidence-rich notes using the specific vocabulary of a shared instructional framework. Our members use a wide range of frameworks, including:
and many others.
The Evidence-Driven Teacher Evaluation Certification signifies a deep knowledge and demonstrated practice of effective teacher supervision and evaluation.
Prospective employers can be confident that candidates who hold the Certification will be instructional leaders who get into classrooms every day, have feedback conversations that change teacher practice, and have a deep understanding of their school's strengths and opportunities for improvement.
You are welcome to participate in live cohort sessions, but the program's core modules are delivered through interactive two-way video.
Everything is available on-demand, on your schedule, anywhere in the world. Live sessions will be recorded for future access.
You'll be able to see other people's responses, even if you aren't going through the program at the same time. It's an approach we call the Perpetual Learning Community.™
This program uses our innovative, proprietary model of professional learning—a PLC for the future of professional development. In our Perpetual Learning Community™, you'll be able to interact with the ideas and thinking of other participants, even if they're completing the program on a different timeframe.
Because your ideas are uploaded to the course, it gets better and better as more people complete it. On your second time through, you'll find new ways to sharpen your thinking and hone your practice.