Community Events

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 4:30-6:00p.m. @ UNF University Center

Measuring teacher quality: The impact of the Florida teacher evaluation value-added model on Duval County 

The purpose of this event is to provide the broader community with an understanding of how VAM works in Florida, including the state’s teacher evaluation plan moving forward as well as how this policy has impacted the local school district and teacher training programs. This event will occur just after the end of the 2012-2013 legislative session and will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about recent legislative decisions related to education. COEHS faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Formal invitation and RSVP info to follow.


MC: Mary Rose, UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy

Panelists: Kathy Hebda, FL Deputy Chancellor, Educator Quality; Larry Daniel, UNF Dean of the College of Education and Human Services; Nikolai Vitti/Sonita Young (invited), Duval County Public Schools; Blair Nolan, Teacher at First Coast High School and 2013 Teacher of the Year finalist

Moderator: Trey Csar, Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Opening/Closing Remarks: Rep. Janet Adkins and Rep. Mia Jones (both invited)

Saturday, June 1, 2013 – 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. @ Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

P.E.P. (Public Education Partners) Rally for Excellence  

The goal of this event is to inform and inspire families and communities to engage with and embrace DCPS-aligned programs and initiatives that support student achievement. Goodie bags will be provided to parents and students (by household) and teachers. There will be information and activities for each of the 4 goals of the new DCPS Strategic Plan: Great Teachers & Leaders, Educating the Whole Child, Family & Caregiver Involvement, and Effective & Efficient Use of Resources. COEHS faculty, staff, and their families are encouraged to attend. It may be informative for COEHS students to attend as well.