State Policy Pilot Program
The State Policy Pilot Program (SP3) is a new initiative, sponsored by Americans for the Arts.
The SP3 Minnesota team, led by Pam Paulson, Senior Director of Policy, is working to develop resources for arts teachers and evaluators developing local policies and practices to support arts teachers across the state with implementaton of the new Teacher Development and Evaluation statute.
The Minnesota SP3 Leadership Team unites members of professional arts education organizations and the Minnesota Department of Education with the Perpich Center to study the landscape for teacher evaluation and provide assistance to teachers and principals in order to make implementation meaningful and useful.
Follow this link for more information about Minnesota's work on Teacher Development and Evaluation and the supporting efforts of our SP3 team.
In the summer of 2016, the Perpich Center and Minnesota Department of Education partnered to offer professional development workshops supporting arts teacher development and evaluation strategically positioned across Minnesota in St. Cloud, Rochester, and Fergus Falls. These workshops were supported by the Minnesota SP3 team.
For more details about these workshops and the resources made available, please follow this link to Supporting TDE for Arts Educators Workshops.
Team members include:
Dr. Pam Paulson, Senior Director Policy, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Greg Keith, Director School Support, Minnesota Department of Education
Kathy Brynaert, Former Representative, Minnesota Legislature
Mary Schaefle, Executive Director, Minnesota Music Educators
Kris Holsen, Past President, Art Educators of Minnesota
Mary Jo Thompson, Arts Consultant
RoAnne Elliott, Educational Consultant
Betsy Maloney, Perpich Center Outreach Director and Instructor, University of Minnesota
Jeremy Holien, Visual and Media Arts Coordinator, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Tyler Livingston, Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Education
Wendy Barden, Music Education Consultant
Minnesota Model for Teacher Development and Evaluation
The state model for teacher development and evaluation is an example process for Minnesota districts and charters to use to in their development of local plans.
State Teacher Model: Performance Standards of Teacher Practice Rubric
State Teacher Model: Implementation Handbook
State Teacher Model: Student Learning Goals Handbook