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September 20, 2010
Introducing the TAP System Training Portal!
Advancing education, your career and your students
The new TAP System Training Portal is launching October 1, 2010! On the portal, you will find a wealth of resources at your fingertips. Every tool that you will need for successful TAP implementation is just a click away.
"I love the website. It is so user-friendly. I love all of the strategies it has to offer, and I will definitely use this website on a regular basis!"
— TAP Teacher
"The TAP System Training Portal will be an awesome tool for all levels of learners!"
— TAP Teacher
The TAP System Training Portal is an interactive Web tool that provides individualized TAP trainings and support. TAP career, mentor and master teachers, along with district and state TAP leaders, will have real-time access to the latest TAP trainings that they can download, review and deliver to teachers in order to improve instruction.
This dynamic new portal includes:
More than 120 proven teacher- and student-centered strategies gathered from TAP teachers across the country. All of the strategies are complete with accompanying documents needed for effective implementation. Browse strategies by subject area, rubric indicator or key word to easily access the strategies most applicable to you.
A collection of more than 100 hours of professionally filmed classroom lessons, pre- and post-conferences, cluster group meetings, leadership team meetings, and other TAP footage designed to improve performance on each of the TAP Instructional Rubric indicators.
Quick access to sample cluster meeting records, long-range plans, leadership team meeting logs, and many other TAP publications.
Interactive and user-directed video and audio training on topics that can be used to enhance TAP implementation, such as cluster group meetings, leadership team meetings, field testing and the rubric.
Video clips and associated materials from all of the TAP Summer Institute (TSI) and National TAP Conference training sessions.
How It Works
Within the next few weeks, your principal will receive an e-mail with important information about how to sign up and log in. Then, leadership teams can create individual accounts for career teachers.
Check It Out
To see a preview of the TAP System Training Portal, visit www.tapsystemtraining.org.
Welcome to the new era of the TAP system!
For more information about TAP, visit www.tapsystem.org.
Note: In order to view the TAP System Training Portal, you need the latest version of Adobe Flash. You can download and install Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 here.
Joanna Reeves, Master Teacher, Sanford Middle School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
". . . The TAP Rubric is a coaching tool that the teachers can use to improve or incorporate new elements into their practice. It also allows them to become conscious of what they are doing effectively and should continue to do as part of their practice."