• Teacher Growth and Development System (TGDS)

    Launched in 2011, as an outgrowth of the Strategic Plan, the OUSD Effective Teaching Task Force developed a homegrown framework for effective teaching and a correlating evaluation system that pulls from local and national research.  Both are grounded in the specific priorities, context and needs of Oakland’s teachers and students. The resulting Oakland Effective Teaching Framework (OETF) and Teacher Growth and Development System (TGDS) were implemented at 2 schools in the 2013-2014 academic year. Early success encouraged OEA and OUSD to expand the pilot to 16 schools in the 2014-2015 school year.


    TGDS Mission


    TGDS is designed to support the continuous growth and development of teachers by building an asset focused evaluation system that empowers leaders, in and out of the classroom, to provide regular, consistent, evidenced-based feedback to teachers that improves their practice for students.