Do we need to keep a notebook of evidence? No. Documentation should occur naturally within the context of teaching.
Teachers should not be taken out of the classroom to peer observe? The set up of how teachers will observe one another is up to the district. If it can be done through planning times, etc., that is great. If teachers must be released, this is a great professional development opportunity. You always learn something from being in another teachers classroom.
How to avoid bias in peer observation? Because the focus is on evidence from the framework, these are the statements that are made. Selections are made at school/district level and changes can be made if problems are foreseen or arise.
Students can be vindictive. How is that taken into consideration? The student voice data is only one piece of the evidence. There will be outliers, but this doesnt necessarily negate the data. If a whole class of students is negative, that is data too. It doesnt mean a teacher is a bad teacher, but there are obviously some issues with some of the 7 Cs!
How can student voice affect a teachers summative evaluation? It will be a part, but exactly how has not been determined yet. This is a pilot, and this is one of the things that will be worked out this year.
District Questions Is this PD or stipend? How can a teacher decline participating this year? How is it fair that teachers have to give up two summer days for this? Why were teachers given no say in the selection process for this?
Who can we e-mail to voice our concerns about all this? At district level: PGP coordinator, principal KDE will be soliciting participant feedback throughout the pilot process
What are your e-mail addresses? Abbie.email@example.com Stacy.firstname.lastname@example.org Mike.email@example.com Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org Carole.email@example.com Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org