Welcome to EDUO 9744 Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Growth. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled Teacher Evaluation. The other ourses 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. Please note that reading assignments will require three textbooks. You will need to purchase these texts (available on Amazon) or check their availability from your school district or public libraries.
Although Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Observations (Course 9742 and Doing What Matters in Teacher Feedback (Course 9743) are not prerequisites to this course, they do provide a natural sequence and foundation for this course.
After completing the course Teacher Evaluation: Doing What Matters in Teacher Growth, you will demonstrate or indicate what matters most in the five course objectives below:
Course assignments will consist of readings, self-reflection, and interviews. An example of assignments for this class is:
Interview a district-level administrator using the following questions. You may add other questions at your discretion for the purpose of bringing increased relevance to priorities in your building and district.
A list of all required assignments will be provided when you have registered for this class and downloaded the full syllabus.Get Syllabus Questions?
Instructor: Marlene Gruber