Model Cohort 14 Registration Opened December 11, 2017
Are you a BTU employee who is currently on the Professional Pathway and interested in participating in the Peer Review Process for movement onto the Model Pathway? If so, please complete this short registration survey starting on December 11, 2017. You must register to participate in the Peer Review Process for movement to the Model Pathway. Registration for the Spring 2018 cohort officially opens Monday, December 11, 2017 and will close on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (11:59 p.m.). (The deadline has been extended to account for the school closings.) Registration for the Spring 2018 cohort will not be accepted after this window closes.
If you have questions that this page is unable to answer, please contact the BTU Joint Governing Panel at JGP@bcps.k12.md.us.
The Model PathwayA Model is an exemplary educator/practitioner who goes beyond his or her normal job description to accelerate student achievement, take risks, influence the practice of colleagues, support stakeholders and display excellence and high standards in building professional capacity.The BTU contract outlines a process to be used in City Schools to identify and reward excellent teaching. Through a rigorous peer review process, teachers demonstrate their excellence, and if they meet a necessary score, are moved to the Model Pathway.To learn more about this process, please download these frequently asked questions about moving from the Professional to the Model Pathway.
Model Pathway Review
A Model is an exemplary educator/practitioner who goes beyond his or her normal job description to accelerate student achievement, take risks, influence the practice of colleagues, support stakeholders and display excellence and high standards in building professional capacity.
The BTU contract outlines a process to be used in City Schools to identify and reward excellence in practice. The contract also outlines a Model Review where we check-in and reaffirm that our Models continue to demonstrate excellence and serve as exemplary educators across our district.
In Article V, section 5.2D, the contract describes a five-year review of a Model educator’s annual evaluations. With our first educators on the Model Pathway effective SY 2011-12 and the ratification of the 2016-2019 BTU contract, the first Model Review was conducted in SY 2017-18.
We encourage our current and future Models to review additional information about this Model Review, beginning with this FAQ.
Model Teacher Roles and Responsibilities*
A model teacher will perform additional duties which may include but will not be limited to:
- Mentoring new educators
- Coaching struggling educators
- Serving on the Professional Peer Review Committee (PPRC)
- Developing and facilitating professional development for school, the community and the district
- Opening classrooms or practice to colleagues
- Serving in a school leadership position (team lead, leading a PLC, etc.)
- Attending ongoing model educator training
- Collaborating to develop school-wide curriculum and assessments
- Supervising student teachers, practicum students and interns
- Keeping documentation to support his or her model profile
* The Joint Oversight Committee has determined that it is no longer an expectation that BTU Professionals on the Model Pathway take on additional roles and responsibilities.
Model Cohort DataBelow are some basic statistics for past Model Cohorts. Should you have questions about any of these numbers, please contact the Joint Governing Panel. (Please note that not all information regarding previous model cohorts is available for disclosure. This is to ensure the protection of the identity of Model candidates.)