Initial LEAP Observer Training – Spring 2018

Initial LEAP Observer Training – Spring 2018

Initial LEAP Observer Training (formerly New to LEAP) is a two-day training that introduces school leaders and central-office staff to Denver Public Schools’ teacher growth and performance tool, Leading Effective Academic Practice (LEAP). The training aims to: 1) Cultivate a district-wide investment and passion in a common vision of excellent teaching and instruction that leads all DPS students to mastery of rigorous, grade-level standards. 2) Provide a foundational understanding of the Framework of Effective Teaching and Professionalism and best practices of observation and feedback so that all DPS teachers experience consistent, calibrated performance ratings, reviews and feedback. 3) Build the capacity of observers to facilitate an integrated teacher growth and performance experience in which all measures of LEAP, the Framework of Effective Teaching, Professionalism, Student Perception Survey and Student Growth, are used to provide feedback.

Participants must complete both Day 1 and Day 2 of this training.

April, 2018

April 12 & 13

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

May, 2018

May 17 & 18 – Secondary & Elementary Sessions

8:00 am – 4:00 pm


  Location Thomas Jefferson High School, Rooms 3 & 4
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  Contact Karen Buelow



  • Leadership

Grade Levels

  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th
  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th
  • 9th
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Kindergarten


  • Assistant Principal
  • Deans of Instruction
  • Principal
  • Teacher Leader
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