Joint Evaluation Negotiations Committee
The Palm Beach Model of Instruction was selected by a committee comprised of teachers, CTA representatives, assistant principals, principals, and district staff. It is based on the work of Dr. Robert J. Marzano and Learning Science International. It embraces the premise that all instructional personnel are capable of improving their practice regardless of their level of performance.
JENC stands for the Joint Evaluation Negotiations Committee. It is comprised of representatives from both the School District of Palm Beach County and the Classroom Teachers Association. JENC is empowered to make amendments to the CTES (Classroom Teacher Evaluation System) Handbook and to communicate those amendments via the JENC Newsletter.
We encourage administrators and teachers to share the knowledge in the JENC Newsletter with each other. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, then please view the CTES Handbook itself.
The Instructional Practice Rating is based off the conjunctive scoring process and not an average. This vodcast explains with examples how the conjunctive scoring process works.
The handbook consists of the Purpose of the Evaluation System and an Overview of the Process.
See Section G (page 30) of the linked CTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The FAQ has quick and concise answers to questions regarding the model of instruction.
Topics: Deliberate Practice (PGP) Score, Instructional Practice Score, Overall Final Evaluation Ratings for FY17, FY17 i-Ready Diagnostic Information, Update to the Observation Schedule for FY18, and Summer Training Opportunities.
February 2015 - Part 1
Topics: Domain 2, 3, & 4 Clarifications, Required Data Marks Update, FY15 Final Evaluation Updates, Observation Types Reference Sheet, Updated Observation Schedule, and What Will My Evaluation Look Like.
Topics: Contract Language Training for the Classroom Teacher Evaluation System, Schedule of Observations for the Second Half of the Year, Defining Observations, Student Growth Updates, and Scoring Clarification for Domains 1-4.
Topics: Schedule for Joint Trainings on New Contract Language, Instructional Practice Scale Modifications, SY14 Rubric for Determining Instructional Practice Rating, Domain 3 Clarifications, Category 1A Mid-Year Evaluations, and Formal Observation Reminders.
Topics: Hold Harmless Memorandum, Deliberate Practice, Improvement Strategies for Developing, Improvement Strategies for Beginning & Not Using, Domain 2-4 Rating, Clarifications on Lesson Plans, and Non-Classroom Teacher Instruments.