In TAP schools, Ongoing Applied Professional Growth
means that time is set aside for teacher learning which is always focused
on increasing student learning. This includes: cluster groups and individual
growth plans (IGP). Cluster groups meet for one to two
hours weekly during contract time in grade-alike or subject-alike groups.
Clusters are led by expert instructors in the school—the master
and/or mentor teachers.
The STEPS guide teachers to:
Cluster Group Handbook
Sample Cluster Meeting Protocol (tiff image)
Cluster Group Observation Rubric (MS Word)
Cluster Meeting Record
Cluster Meeting Records Rubric (MS Word) Page 30 in Cluster Handbook.
updated April 6, 2006