Race to the Top Solutions for Washington D.C. Schools

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The District of Columbia has won Race to the Top (RttT) funding. RttT has establish clear expectations for schools in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Requirements for Race to the Top Participants

  • Improve teacher and principal effectiveness based on performance
  • Develop a local instructional improvement system to collect, analyze, and use data to improve instruction
  • Increase the proportion of teachers and principals who are prepared through programs that equip them to be highly effective
  • Create customized professional development experiences based on individual needs and leverage pockets of effectiveness within DC to improve overall educator effectiveness

iObservation has developed solutions for meeting Race to the Top requirements with the nations top education experts including Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Robert Marzano, and Dr. Douglas Reeves. The result is a system that incorporates student achievement data, teacher observations, leadership observations, and performance evaluations into a comprehensive view of school performance.

Race to the Top will challenge D.C. schools to develop whole new approaches for evaluating teachers and increasing teacher effectiveness. iObservation provides a proven, research-based approach that allows educators to handle these changes with confidence. There are a number of options to learn more about Race to the Top solutions with iObservation:

  • Download Dr. Marzano's whitepaper on Developing Aligned Systems for Race to the Top
  • Sign-up for an upcoming free informational webinar
  • View our offerings based on frameworks from Charlotte Danielson, Dr. Robert Marzano, and Dr. Douglas Reeves
  • Contact our representative for Washington D.C., Beth Carr, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 717-845-6300 x 170.
  • Email us with your questions

White Papers

Marzano White Paper on Race to The Top

Race to the Top will place pressure on districts to increase teacher and principal effectiveness unlike ever before. Dr. Marzano and his colleagues discuss how to create an aligned system to supervise, support, and develop great teachers in every classroom.

Videos

Charlotte Danielson: Impact the Framework for Teaching Has on Educators

Charlotte Danielson: Impact the Framework for Teaching Has on Educators

Charlotte Danielson recounts the feedback she has received from teachers, administrators, and others on the Framework for Teaching.
Dr. Marzano Describes 3 Phases in the Development of a District System

Dr. Marzano Describes 3 Phases in the Development of a District System

Dr. Marzano recommends phases in which districts can engage to support teachers to incrementally improve their teaching each year as it relates to student achievement.