Welcome to EDUO 9742 Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Observations. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled Teacher Evaluation. The other courses in the series are:
This series examines teacher evaluation for the purpose of improving both pedagogical skill and student achievement. The series is designed for aspiring and practicing administrators, department coordinators, teacher leaders, peer observers/evaluators or any educator responsible for teacher growth and evaluation. School Districts across the nation are planning reform efforts in response to federal grants and changing policies which address systems and structures supporting student learning and teacher effectiveness. The content learned in this series will teach you to “identify and do what matters” in teacher observations and feedback conferences focused on the dual purposes of growth and evaluation. The series and all courses will take into account the recent writings of the following respected authors who have published their works based on research and best practice: Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference, Robert J. Marzano and Michael D. Toth; Getting Teacher Evaluation Right, Linda Darling-Hammond; and Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation, Kim Marshall.
Although Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Observations is not a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a natural sequence and foundation for them.
The four course objectives in Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Observations, require you to demonstrate or indicate what matters most in:
Course assignments will consist of readings, written summaries, pre-observation conferences, teacher observations and assessments. Examples of assignments for this class are:
A list of all required assignments will be provided when you have registered for this class and downloaded the full syllabus.
Instructor: Marlene Gruber