The Master Teacher Committee is active and ready to support you in your process of becoming a master teacher. In order to submit a master teacher binder this year, you must have a letter of intent on file with the master teacher committee. Forms may be obtained from Christine Sims. Please fill out the form and submit it to Christine Sims (ChristineA.Sims@clevelandmetroschools.org) or the Master Teacher Mailbox. This year we will have a winter and spring portfolio turn in process.
If you are interested in learning about the Master Teacher Process there will be information sessions offered in the fall. Representatives from the committee will be available to answer your questions and explain the process. The first session is Monday, October 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at East Professional Center in room 226. The second session will be held at Max Hayes on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Spring Cohort Sessions:
If you would like to participate in an in-depth study of the narrative of the Master Teacher portfolio, there is help available. There are multiple sessions with each focusing on writing and scoring sample evidence. All sessions are held on Wednesdays and run from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., and will be held at East PD Center. Dates for the 2018-2019 school year are:
Criterion A - January 17, 2019
Criterion B - January 31, 2019
Criterion C - February 6, 2019
Criterion D - February 21, 2019
Criterion F - March 5, 2019
Attending any or all of these sessions is voluntary and drop-in. You may turn in a portfolio without having attended any of the sessions.
Final Submission of Binders:
Final submission of Master Teacher Portfolios and Renewal Portfolios is Friday, December 7, 2018, and Friday, April 26, 2019. Portfolios may be submitted to the Professional Development Office at East PD Center during normal business hours.
DEFINITION OF A MASTER TEACHER
A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.