Performance Matters Premieres Episode 3 of Salon Series Exploring Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning

Sandy, Utah — Aug. 16, 2016 — In a nationwide survey, more than 500 principals and teachers indicated that trust and respect are vital to a successful personalized professional learning initiative. Yet, obstacles such as differing views of the evaluation process or a lack of trust in evaluation results can make it difficult to create a climate that supports teachers’ professional learning needs. In Episode 3 of the Performance Matters (formerly Truenorthlogic) Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning Salon Series, K-12 educators, school leaders and district administrators are invited to explore how to build trust, respect and empathy into personalized professional development in a free, comprehensive report and a webinar on Sept. 8th at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Episode 3, titled “Trust and Respect: Must-Have Attitudes,” shares key findings from the survey and best practices from educators including how Long Beach Unified School District in Calif. developed empathy upfront in the professional learning design process, and how Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) in Colo. joined together with the teachers’ association to recreate their approach to teacher evaluations. In addition, it features an interview with the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( at Stanford University and links to tools for interviewing and empathy mapping, among others.

”When Colorado established new educator evaluation requirements, we decided to completely revamp our system for teacher and principal evaluations. We knew that a high level of respect and trust would be required for our new system to be accepted, and this required a great deal of planning and collaboration with all parties,” said Shelly Landgraf, assistant superintendent of human resources for BVSD. “As a result, we now have an effective evaluation system that is valuable to all employees, and we look forward to sharing what we’ve learned with other districts.”

To get the Episode 3 Guide or register for the webinar, visit Educators can also join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #AMPeducators and #PPLSuccess.

About Performance Matters

Performance Matters accelerates student success by combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional learning management, performance evaluation and observer calibration. Together these solutions, leveraged with a real-time analytics engine, provide specific, actionable insights that boost student performance and build educator capacity. Performance Matters was formed through the integration of two best-in-class education solution providers: Truenorthlogic, the leader in educator professional growth tools, and Performance Matters, an authority in student assessment and data analytics. For information, visit

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