Now we’re going to look at observations and the collecting of artifacts…
Key to planning a lesson for students
Essays, Research Papers, Outlines, reflections, logs, etc… sky’s the limit on writing. Anything created and saved as a computer file. Digital pictures of work examples and activities, and videos demonstrating student work.
Teacher web pages are an essential element to 21st Century Learning, especially in 1:1 computer learning environments
Talk about parent contact logs and new electronic ways of doing it
This is not to be “graded” or scrutinized simply included in the artifacts so that the teacher can reflect and remember how the lesson went at that particular time and day.The very simple answer could be they felt everything went well, everything worked fine, and even though they didn’t see anything to change in the future, however, they would be on the lookout for improvements and updates that could be made. An environmental factor could be a hot classroom, lawn mowers outside the windows, a fire drill during lesson, upset student, the class was at the end of the day, and many others. Many, especially administrators with little or no classroom experience, may see these as excuses, however, they do have an affect on learning.
Technical aspects covered in the tools. As stated, like with privacy law concerning grades these will be kept confidential unless needed for some other purpose than instructional review and reflection.
The teacher and other reviewers can access the electronic PDP and see links to the articles and items relating to the progress or adjustments of the plan
Discuss differentiation and diversity… give examples of computers, devices, communication methods, and other things that enhance learning in the 21st Century
New and never before done tools; the same as older evaluation methods but with added features for greater and safer data collection and greater accountability
List of the tools
Used by administrators to evaluate a teachers use of 21st Century Technology
Advantages of this system to the old paper and file cabinet system
One of the things as an Educator I’ve come across is the need for observing students in their natural classroom environment. It’s difficult to do if you have many students to observe but the classroom cameras can record student work and behavior for viewing later and be saved as documented examples of behavior. Once again, like with grades this would be password protected and confidential. The videos would only be used outside of academic observations if they capture inappropriate or illegal behavior on anyone's part, or if needed due to a court mandated legal case.
Concluding statements about how 21st Century Learning is different than any type of learning that humans have ever known; more knowledge, more diverse ways to learn, more literacy and communication than ever before in history.
Supervisory practices 21st Century Teacher Evaluations
Supervisory Practices for North Carolina Public Schools Michael Maxson M.Ed EDA-551 March 28, 2012
Supervisory Practices• New North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Program• Observations and artifact review• Professional Development Plan• Differentiation and Diversity of the Evaluation System• 21st Century Tools Administrators can use
NC the old way…• Observations focused on what the teacher was doing not the students• Much focus was given on how the teacher was lecturing to students and that they were quietly observing• Lesson plans were ignored and seen as secondary to student discipline
New North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Program• New Evaluation Methodology that is student focused• Strong Emphasis on 21st Century Learning• Strong Emphasis on diverse and differential styles of learning with the help of 21st Century Technology• Evaluations are based on both the observed and not observed (artifacts)
Observations and artifact review• Observations• Examples of Artifacts
Class Observations• Formal and Informal• Times set by principals in relation to system and state report deadlines• Number and frequency of observations depends on the teacher’s years of experience at a particular school system• Can be adjusted for performance reasons
Artifacts• Lesson Plans• Student Work Samples• Webpage Information• Parent Contact Logs• Video Excerpts of Lesson in Class• 21st Technology Check List• Teacher Reflections
Lesson Plans• Electronic• Posted Electronically (with or without password protection) for collaboration and evaluation• Electronically linked to state curriculum through internet hyperlinks
Student Work Samples• Electronic portfolios of written work• Created files PowerPoint Spreadsheets CAD Files Many others…• Pictures of work and hands on activities (for example and Engineering class building a bridge)• Videos of Student Presentations and displays
Webpage Information• Teacher Contact Info• Class Calendar• Assignments and Lessons• Links to the state curriculum
Parent Contact Logs• Call log• Email• The Future: all parent contacts automatically logged through communication services
Teacher Reflections• Included as an important part of the evaluating process• Simple Questions: What did they feel went well? What did they feel didn’t work? What did they feel would work better when doing this lesson in the future? What Environmental Factors do they feel affected the lesson?
Class Recordings and reviews• Classroom Observations by video o 21st Century Technology makes this an affordable reality for public schools• Not to be used in lieu of personal observations and academic artifacts• Like Student Grades these class videos will be confidential and never released unless all associated parties in the videos agree.
Professional Development Plan• Electronic and accessible by teacher, administrators, and other academic coaches and colleges.• Linked to the vision and goals of the school• Linked to the course of study links and standards• Linked to the artifacts
Differentiation and Diversity• 21st Century Learning provides for greater differentiation and diverse learning then ever before in history• 21st Century Tools Visual Audial Kinesthetic Multi-methods Greater Communication
NC Teacher Evaluation SystemTOOLS FOR ADMINISTRATORS
21st Century Tools• Electronic forms for Laptops and Tablets• Technology Checklist• Electronic Artifact Storage• Class Recordings and reviews
Electronic forms for Laptops and Tablets• No need for paper• More security for confidential information• Better Privacy of notes• No longer a need for transcribing from handwriting to type• Wireless Networking allows instant data collection and storage for later
Technology Checklist• The Technology checklist is a tool administrators can use to evaluate a teacher for Technology use Lesson Plans Web Page Parent Contact Information Grading and Attendance System
Electronic Artifact Storage• Everything stored electronically• Account and Password Secure• Electronic Signatures and certificates• Can be backed up offsite and to multiple secure sites• Disk space is affordable and getting exponentially cheaper due to new data storage technologies
Class recordings and reviews• Viewed later for lesson evaluation• Reflections• Observations of students working behavior
In Conclusion• 21st Century Challenges• 21st Century Rewards• 21st Century Learning
References• McRel http://www.mcrel.org/topics/products/386/• North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Teacher Evaluation• North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Commission www.ncptsc.org• Perry R. Rettig, Scherie Lampe, and Penny Garcia. “Supervising Your Faculty with a Differentiated Model.” The Department Chair 11(2) (fall 2000): 1–21• Wake County Public Schools