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UEA Educators Taking the Lead FAQ

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Q: What is the Educators Taking the Lead (ETTL) initiative?

A: The Educators Taking the Lead initiative promotes UEA members as leaders in all areas of their profession, including instructional quality, evaluation, advocacy, bargaining and education policy.

Q: What is ETTL currently doing on evaluations?

A: UEA and its local affiliates have developed many resources to help educators implement the Utah Effective Teaching Standards, design effective student learning objectives (SLO), increase assessment literacy and enhance other critical skills to meet evaluation requirements and, more importantly, improve instructional effectiveness.

Q: How will this initiative help classroom teachers?

A: Educators are anxious about what evaluation changes will mean for them, what changes are coming and when, and what the expectations are for teachers. This initiative helps answer these questions by providing each participating educator with tools and training to navigate the evaluation requirements. When teachers work together to improve instruction, they elevate their profession.

Q: How do teachers participate?

A: The UEA’s commitment is to provide training, materials, information, etc., to local associations in each school district. Each local association will develop its own plan for how to use the available resources to support the unique needs of educators in each area. Contact your local association for dates and details.

Q: Who can participate in ETTL training?

A: The training and resources developed under this initiative will be available only to educators who choose to contribute toward this work by joining their professional association. The UEA, as well as local associations and NEA, have committed more than $500,000 to support this training. The training and resources are paid for by, and available to, educators who belong to their professional association. Any licensed educator is welcome to participate by becoming a member of their local UEA affiliate.

Q: Will this initiative conflict with training provided by school districts?

A: The goal is to supplement, not duplicate, training provided by school districts.

Q: Where can I learn more?

A: For additional information, contact your local association or see the UEA Evaluations website.