• Beginning this cohort, there will only be ONE Model cohort per school year.  Registration occurred in the fall, and submissions will be due in the spring. 


    Model Cohort 15 Registration Now Closed

    The registration survey is now closed. Please email the Joint Governing Panel with any questions about registration or about the Model process in general.  Please like and follow the BTU JGP on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

     


    The Model Pathway

    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 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.

     


    Changes in the Model Process for SY 18-19 and Beyond

    The Joint Governing Panel hosted focus groups during the spring of SY 17-18 during which former Model candidates and educators who had never applied were invited to provide feedback about, and suggest changes for, the Model process.  As a result, several substantial changes have been made.  These are outlined below.

    There will now be one Model cohort per school year instead of two.  This will provide candidates with more time to compile their materials, receive guidance from their peers and from the Joint Governing Panel, and to assemble a portfolio that is clearly aligned to the rubric and which represents their best work.

    There will now be more support structures in place for candidates.  Candidates can now choose to participate in discussion boards with peers that share their area of experience in order to brainstorm ideas and receive feedback.  Moreover, candidates will have the option to participate in support sessions throughout the school year to receive more guidance from the Joint Governing Panel, and in order to learn best practices from candidates who have been successfully placed on the Model Pathway.

    In previous cohorts, only those who registered for the Model process had access to many of the candidate resources.  Now, most of those resources will be available to everyone so that all potential candidates can review the information in preparation for registering in the future.

    Through these changes, we hope that the Model process becomes even more supportive, transparent, and manageable than before.

     


    Model Process Resources (revised September 2018)

    Please find below many of the resources that Model candidates will use to create their profile. 

    Model Process Overview

    Artifact Guidance

    Video Demonstration Guidance

    Teacher/Instructional Support Provider Rubric

    Related Service Provider Rubric

    Model Profile Scoring Guide

     


    Model Cohort Results

    Cohort Number submitted Number (%) successful
    1 352 101 (29%)
    2 132  54 (41%)
    3  31  10 (32%)
    4  96  40 (42%)
    5  28   8 (29%)
    6 101  40 (40%)
    7  23   9 (39%)
    8 136  58 (43%)
    9  25   3 (12%)
    10 137  47 (34%)
    11  15   1 (7%)
    12  99  23 (23%)
    13   5   0 (0%)
    14  69  20 (29%)

    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.

     


     

    If you have questions about the Model Pathway, please contact the Joint Governing Panel via e-mailTwitter, or Facebook.