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Palau Partnership to Support Teacher Effectiveness

Palau education leaders understand that support for teachers’ professional learning, development, and evaluation needs to be part of an integrated strategy that promotes the use of effective instructional practices in the classroom. As part of their continued focus on planning a comprehensive teacher development strategy, leaders from the Palau Ministry of Education, Palau Community College, and a consortium of private schools are working with REL Pacific to enact a systems approach to 1) developing and evaluating teacher effectiveness, 2) promoting practices that increase educator retention, and 3) helping improve student outcomes. Together, the partnership envisions a teacher effectiveness system that distinguishes between expert and novice teachers and provides meaningful data to inform the preparation and development of teachers at all stages of their careers.

The core partnership members will provide expertise on education research, ministry- and school-level policy and practice, and Palau’s unique context, all of which will contribute to designing and supporting a strategic system to effectively attract, prepare, develop, support, and retain high-quality teachers in Palau.

Partner Organization(s): Palau Ministry of Education, Palau Community College, Belau Modekngei High School, Emmaus Bethania High School, Maris Stella Elementary School, Mindszenty High School, Palau Mission Academy, and Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School.

REL Pacific is working with private school leaders in Palau to create systems to develop, coach, and retain effective teachers. Private schools serve a large portion of the overall Palauan student population, so through training and coaching, REL Pacific is supporting private school leaders to identify meaningful indicators of effective teaching, collect data to measure each indicator, and use the data for decision-making and continuous improvement. The project goal is to help the schools develop structures that support the development and retention of a qualified, effective educator workforce well-positioned to improve student learning outcomes.

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