Teacher programobservationchecklist draft


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Teacher programobservationchecklist draft

  1. 1. Teacher Training Program Observation ChecklistProgram: Language:Instructor: Evaluator:PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATIONCONTENT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident Content taught matches proposed content. Course content matches expressed objectives. There is an appropriate balance of theory and practice. Comments:INSTRUCTION Clearly Somewhat Not N/A DELIVERY AND CLASSROOM INTERACTION Evident Evident Evident The language of instruction used is appropriate for the course and the participants. Instructional strategies are appropriate for- and meet the needs of the participants. The instructor uses a variety means of instruction, not just lecture. Research-based instructional practices (e.g. techniques and strategies) are modeled or demonstrated. There are periodic checks for understanding. Comments:Page 1 of 5
  2. 2. Clearly Somewhat Not N/A ACTIVITIES Evident Evident Evident Activities foster understanding of course content and pedagogical skill development. Participants experience learning activities they are expected to provide their students. A variety of activities address participants learning needs, styles, and cultural ways of learning. Activities incorporate a range of learning and interaction configurations: individual, and pair and small group collaboration. Participants have opportunities to collaborate in learning and applying course content. Participants are given opportunities to do some type of demonstration teaching. Comments: Clearly Somewhat Not N/A COMMUNICATION Evident Evident Evident Communication in the classroom is effective, clear and comprehensible. Participants input is elicited, valued and seriously considered. Interactions are varied: among participants and between the instructor and participants Comments:MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY Clearly Somewhat Not N/A MATERIALS Evident Evident Evident Materials are current, appropriate and relevant. Materials are aligned to objectives and content of the proposal. Materials are well-organized. Comments:Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. Clearly Somewhat Not N/A TECHNOLOGY Evident Evident Evident Technology is readily available and accessible to instructors and participants. Technology used facilitates instruction and learning. Comments:ASSESSMENT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident There is clear and consistent alignment of assessment with program and course goals and objectives as stated in program template. Participants have opportunities to demonstrate their newly gained knowledge and skills through a variety of assessment tools. Participants are encouraged to assess their own progress. Comments:LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident The classrooms/facility is conducive to learning for adult learners The classroom/facility accommodates the variety of learning activities. The classrooms and/or facility are adequately furnished with necessary equipment and materials.Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. The program gives a sense of a friendly and cohesive learning community. Comments:COURSE MANAGEMENT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident Time is managed effectively. Activities flow smoothly and in a logical sequence. Comments:PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATION Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident The program director is on-site and actively involved in the program. There is adequate support staff to ensure the success of the program. Comments:CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT WITH STARTALK STANDARDS Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident The documents provided to site visitors illustrate that the curriculum is Standards-, theory- and research-based. The program is aligned with the template.Page 4 of 5
  5. 5. Comments:PROGRAM FACILITY AND INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident The facilities are clean, safe, comfortable and conducive to learning. Comments:SITE VISIT Clearly Somewhat Not N/A Evident Evident Evident Site visitors were provided with the necessary program materials. Comments:Summative Comments:Page 5 of 5