Instructional Excellence



Creating Instructional Excellence Logs and Proposals


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Eligibilty 

  • ALL teachers will participate in 6 hours of District Growth 
  • For the FULL Instructional Excellence Plan:
    • Participation in Willard District Mentoring Program 
    • New Teacher—One Year with Mentor
    • New to District Teacher—One Year with Mentor Buddy
  • Administrator Approved Performance Based Teacher Evaluation

Responsibilities

  • Buildings will determine specific percentages for the following categories:
    • Category #1 - Student Tutoring (50-70% building total)
    • Category #2 - Enrichment (10-30% building total)
    • Category #3 - Professional Development (10-30% building total)
    • Category #4 – District Growth Hours (6 Required) 
      • Requests to alter percentages must be submitted for approval to the Superintendent and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • For the FULL IE Plan, teachers must participate in TWO of the FIRST THREE CATEGORIES


GUIDELINES FOR APPROVED ACTIVITIES

 Enrichment

Professional Development

 District Growth 
Hours

Non-Approved 
Activities

  • Student-Centered Clubs
  • Student-Centered Co-Curricular (judging contests, academic teams, etc.)
  • Special Olympics/ Partners in Strength/ Transition Fair
  • Title I Reading Nights/ Family Literacy Nights
  •  Journals, Book Studies – group led; sharing counted, not reading time
  • Workshop presenter
  • Attending conferences
  • Committee work (on non-school hours) SIT Team, RtI, Leadership, PLC or other District Committees
  • District CAP work (non-school hours)
  • Development of online courses
 Hours must be completed outside of regular 
contract time.
  • After school, weekends, summer (non-contracted time), school holidays
  • In-house or outside PD applies
  • Presenters in after- school PD can claim two hours for every one hour presentation
  • Work towards advanced degrees
  • Participation in district-wide PD days (contracted time)
  • Student trips/ chaperone
  • Meet the Teacher/ Orientation/ PT Conferences
  • Movie Nights, Dances, Carnivals
  • Building Social Committees/Events

Timeline

  • September
    • Proposed plans due by September 30th
  • December
    • Revised plans are due by the last day of first semester
  • January
    • First semester hours will be paid on January 20th
  • May
    • Second semester hours and logs are due by the last day of second semester
  • June
    • Second semester hours will be paid on June 20th
Budget
  • District budgeted amount is $340,000 
  • Building budgets will be figured per student using September student enrollment numbers.

Compensation

  • Hourly Wage
  • First semester hours and logs are due by the last day of first semester in December
    • Payment will be January 20th for first semester hours
  • Second semester hours and logs are due the last day of second semester in May
    • Payment will be June 20th for second semester hours