The Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Division aims to provide professional learning to support teachers and leaders in the successful implementation of the Teacher Keys and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems (TKES and LKES). All professional learning opportunities are designed to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors to improve teacher and principal practice and effectiveness leading to increased student achievement. The professional development provided is aligned with the components of TKES and LKES, and fosters ongoing improvements in teaching and student learning.
Teacher/Leader Keys Effectiveness System Resources
A variety of the professional learning resources have been developed to guide understanding of critical information that assists in mastering the implementation of TKES and LKES. These resources are available for teachers and evaluators and can be found by clicking the links below.
Quick Guides are concise, targeted reference tool for many of the topics and concepts related to TKES. Each one page, accessible document focuses on the essential points of a TKES topic. Quick Guides help clarify and guide understanding of critical information associated with TKES.
Quick Guides: TKES (Teachers)
TAPS Using Self-Assessment
TAPS Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
TAPS Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TAPS Standard 3: Instruction Strategies
TAPS Standard 4: Differentiated Instruction
TAPS Standard 5: Assessment Strategies
TAPS Standard 6: Assessment Uses
TAPS Standard 7: Positive Learning Environment
TAPS Standard 8: Academic Challenging Environment
TAPS Standard 9: Professionalism
TAPS Standard 10: Communication
Student Growth Percentiles
Quick Guides: LKES (Leaders)
LAPS Standard 1: Instructional Leadership
LAPS Standard 2: School Climate
LAPS Standard 3: Planning and Assessment
LAPS Standard 4: Organizational Management
LAPS Standard 5: Human Resources Management
LAPS Standard 6: Teacher/Staff Evaluation
LAPS Standard 7: Professionalism
LAPS Standard 8: Communication and Community Relations
Conferencing and Feedback
Providing Effective Feedback
Effective Evaluation Conferences
Mini-modules are online, self-directed, professional learning courses designed to enhance the participant's understanding of various concepts of TKES and LKES. Each mini-module can be used independently or with a small group in a professional learning community environment. Mini-modules currently feature the online course, a participant's guide, and PowerPoint to support and expand learning options.
Please login to the TLE Electronic Platform to access these modules under the Professional Learning Opportunities tab. Here you may enroll and complete each professional learning (PL) mini-module. You can also view additional PL courses and/or view additional PL opportunities. Each module takes approximately one hour to complete. It includes an on-line, self-paced professional learning course, as well as, a PowerPoint, and participant's guide.