Educator Evaluation System Advanced Administrator Seminar: Calibrating the Evaluation Process

The Dec 9 workshop in Pittsfield has been cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information please contact or 413.586.4900 X183.

Ed Eval
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEducator Evaluation

Sponsored by the Berkshire Readiness Center and Berkshire County Superintendents’ Roundtable

The workshop is facilitated by Beth Graham, former building principal and curriculum director and current director of a year-long apprenticeship model of teacher preparation.

Intended Outcomes

School leaders will:

  • develop a shared understanding of the teacher performance rubric and what the elements of the Professional Standards look like in practice;
  • practice and hone teaching and learning observation skills;
  • deepen their capacity to provide effective feedback to teachers in consistent ways across a building or district;
  • practice post-observation conferencing with teachers.

In addition, support for decisions about implementation and other issues related to the educator evaluation system will be available as needed.

Dates, Location and Registration

The workshop takes place in Pittsfield MA on the following dates:

  • December 9th, 2014, 8:30am - 11:30pm
  • January 22nd, 2015, 8:30am - 11:30pm
  • March 26th, 2015, 8:30am - 11:30pm

For more information or to register, please contact Jill Robinson, Professional Development; or 413.586.4900 X183

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is this training helpful to evaluators?
A: Evaluators review the essential components of the evaluation system, learn streamlining strategies from each other, and work toward consistent application of the evaluation system and its tools to all teachers in a school or district.

Q: Does this training advocate a specific model?
A: We strive to work within the models of the districts with which we work. This means sticking with essentials like collecting factual evidence and basing write-ups on that evidence.

Q: Are videos used and provided?
A: We work hard to use videos that are typical of classroom instruction. These provide much room for discussion and are representative if what school leaders will see in their own observations.

Q: Will we conduct actual write-ups of evaluations?
A: Yes, time will be spent practicing write-ups.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.