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Fall has come and what better thing to do than Online Pathway Tool for Improvement and Certification (OPTIC)!! Why curl up on a cold day reading a book, when you can fire up your computer and to complete a self-assessment, upload evidence, and think of great activities for your great students …

 

…OPTIC Timeline for Academy/Pathway certifications / recognitions:

 

September 30, 2018 – November 24 2018:

May 30-November 24, 2018 – You and your team will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and planning time as well as work with a coach from the College and Career Options Department to develop a plan and implement your action items.

  • September 30, 2018 – self-assessments completed
  • November 24, 2018 – Reflection on past action plan and develop a new plan for 2018-2019
  • September 30, 2018 – November 24, 2018 (Evidence Uploading)

 

October 1-December 14, 2018 – Those meeting the criteria for Level 3 or 4 will meet with a designated team for a site visit to review self-assessment, evidence and tour the academy/pathway.

Week of January 14, 2019 – Academies/pathways that meet the criteria listed above will be notified if they will be recognized by the EGUSD Board and/or recommended for certification

February 19, 2019 School Board meeting – Academies/pathways will be presented to the Board for recognition or certification.

 

LEVEL 3

Gold  – Earning 77 – 86 points verified through evidence and site visit

  • Self-evaluation falls predominantly in the “Meeting and Advancing” and “Excelling and Sustaining” performance level range of the OPTIC rubric.
  • OPTIC’s Self-Assessment is updated annually and demonstrates use of action plans to identify school-year goals and actions taken to meet goals.
  • Evidence is uploaded to OPTIC to support self-evaluation
  • Sequence of three district-approved pathway courses are running
  • Academy/Pathway quality is validated by a team through evidence evaluation and a site visit
  • Site visit team to include CTE and core teachers, a minimum of 2 business partners, 2 students from each grade level, vice principal, counselor and one academic core class that is demonstrating integrated curriculum.

 

LEVEL 4

Platinum – Earning 87 – 96 points verified through evidence and site visit

  • Self-evaluation falls predominantly in the “Excelling and Sustaining” performance level range of the OPTIC rubric
  • OPTIC’s Self-Assessment is updated annually and demonstrates use of action plans to identify school-year goals and actions taken to meet goals.
  • Evidence is uploaded in OPTIC to support self-evaluation
  • Sequence of all three district-approved pathway courses is running. Academy/Pathway quality is validated by a team through evidence evaluation and site visit
  • Site visit team to include: CTE and core teachers, a minimum of 2 business partners, 2 students from each grade level, vice principal, counselor and one academic core class that is demonstrating integrated curriculum.

 

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