Wisconsin Record of Service
Great Lakes West State Manager: Al Hovey
Wisconsin Forum on
Advancing Educator Effectiveness
The Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center and the National Comprehensive Center for
Teacher Quality continue to facilitate the Forum on Advancing Educator Effectiveness (FAE2).
The group of collaborators is meeting to address the question, What are the signature features of state and local education systems that continuously improve standards-based instruction and educator effectiveness?
The Goals of the FAE2 collaborative are to:
- Continue to refine the elements or components of a provisional FAE2 framework.
- Discuss the existing frameworks, data, and recent products for documenting educator and instructional effectiveness.
- Participate in stakeholder organization engagement activities and events.
FAE2 is planning stakeholder engagement activities at the Wisconsin Fall Superintendent’s Conference on September 16–17 in Madison (http://dpi.wi.gov/sprntdnt/fallconf.html) and the Wisconsin Education Association Council Convention on October 28–29 in Madison (http://www.weac.org/Calendar_And_Events/calendar/
Response to Intervention
The Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center continues to support the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in creating a Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RTI) Center. One of Great Lakes West's primary roles in this work is to help DPI identify and clarify RTI-related priorities throughout Wisconsin. In February, Great Lakes West assisted with the design and administration of a survey to collect information on the RTI-related professional development needs and implementation priorities in schools. Results from the survey will be used to guide DPI staff and Wisconsin RTI Center staff in developing professional development support for Wisconsin schools and districts. Great Lakes West also is leveraging the available support from the organizations in the North Central RTI Collaborative to ensure that DPI receives coordinated services from all the organizations involved.
To further inform the planning of the Center, DPI and RTI Center staff created a Wisconsin RTI Communication Council. The Communication Council is a collaborative group made up of Wisconsin stakeholders and national and regional technical assistance centers working with RTI. Great Lakes West and the North Central Collaborative assisted with the planning and facilitation of the Council's first meeting in March. As a result of the first meeting, Wisconsin DPI, staff from the Wisconsin RTI Center, and Communication Council members are working together to develop a common vision of RTI in Wisconsin and identify next steps that will help coordinate RTI efforts in Wisconsin districts and schools.