Presentation on theme: "0 Documenting Teacher Performance: Using Multiple Data Sources for Authentic Performance Portraits This sample lesson and accompanying documentation are."— Presentation transcript:
0 Documenting Teacher Performance: Using Multiple Data Sources for Authentic Performance Portraits This sample lesson and accompanying documentation are not necessarily meant to exemplify a model lesson endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education. The video and accompanying materials are intended to be used as an opportunity for professional development for evaluators. August 2012
2 Sources of Evidence STANDARDEVIDENCE Standard 1 - Professional Knowledge Observation and Documentation Standard 2 - Instructional PlanningDocumentation Standard 3 - Instructional DeliveryObservation and Documentation Standard 4 - Assessment of and for Learning Observation and Documentation Standard 5 - Learning Environment Observation and Documentation Standard 6 - Professionalism Observation and Documentation Standard 7 is not included in this simulation which occurs early in the school year.
8 Plan for Using the Video Recommended Plan Participants are divided into pairs, triads, or small groups. Each group is assigned three standards. They are responsible for identifying evidence of these standards as they watch the video. All view the first 10 minutes of the video together. Then the entire group discusses the evidence identified. For the remainder of the video, groups switch standards once again, looking for evidence. Groups present evidence for the standards they were assigned. Alternate Plan Everyone views the video together and discusses what is observed as it relates to the six standards.
9 TEACHER A Subject: Mathematics Topic: Multiplication Level: Third Grade General Description: Twenty seven minutes of the classroom video are used to profile a lesson focused on creating arrays and number sentences to reinforce multiplication concepts. There are approximately 17 students in this third-grade class.
10 Classroom Observation Watch video (10 minutes). Look for evidence of your assigned standards implementation. Document evidence on observation form – pages 83-85. Incorporate documentary evidence from documentation cover sheet – pages 65-67.
11 Classroom Observation Watch the remainder of the video (17 minutes) Look for evidence of your assigned standards implementation Document evidence on observation form Incorporate documentary evidence
12 Professional Knowledge – Specific Evidence Content knowledge is appropriate for the lesson (Observation and Documentation) Exhibits pedagogical skills relevant to the subject area(s) taught and best practice based on current research (Observation) Bases instruction on goals that reflect high expectations for all students and a clear understanding of the curriculum (Observation)
13 Professional Knowledge – Specific Evidence (continued) Addresses appropriate curriculum standards and integrates key content elements (Observation and Documentation) Facilitates students’ use of higher-level thinking skills in instruction (Observation) Links present content with past and future learning experiences, other subject areas, and real-world experiences and applications (Observation)
14 Instructional Planning – Specific Evidence Arrays lesson is aligned to lesson objectives and curriculum (Documentation) Uses a variety of resources for the mathematics lesson to include a storybook and SMARTBoard (Documentation) Builds in important components of lesson - direct instruction, modeling, student practice, student sharing, metacognition (Documentation) Integrates literacy into mathematics instruction (Documentation)
15 Instructional Planning – Specific Evidence (continued) Arrays lesson is coherent, sequenced, and aligned to curriculum standards (Documentation) Requires deep, critical, and creative thinking and understanding of concepts (Documentation) Ensures relevancy of instructional strategies and practices to content area (Documentation)
16 Instructional Delivery – Specific Evidence Engages and interests students during the whole group portion of the lesson (Observation) Builds on prior knowledge about columns and rows, but many children were confused (Observation) Uses a variety of instructional strategies and materials to promote learning (Observation) Reinforces learning goals consistently throughout the lesson (Observation) Communicates and presents material clearly and checks for understanding – needs to use that information dynamically (Observation)
17 Assessment of and for Student Learning Uses Math Arrays Quick Check to assess student learning (Observation and Documentation) Asks questions of students throughout lesson to ascertain understanding – formative assessment (Observation) Periodically has students complete student reflections for teacher’s knowledge and students’ knowledge (Documentation)
18 Learning Environment – Specific Evidence Actively listens and pays attention to students’ needs and responses (Observation) Creates a warm, attractive, inviting, and supportive classroom environment (Observation) Arranges the classroom materials and resources to facilitate group and individual activities (Observation)
19 Learning Environment – Specific Evidence (continued) Little inappropriate behavior observed (Observation) Posts and clearly follows expectations for classroom rules, routines, and procedures (Observation and Documentation) Models caring, fairness, respect, and enthusiasm for learning (Observation) Promotes a climate of trust and teamwork within the classroom (Observation)
20 Professionalism – Specific Evidence Demonstrates professionalism in dress, speech, and manner with students and adult in classroom (Observation) Participates in professional development - “Inquiry- Based Learning” PD (Documentation) Communicates with parents on a regular basis (Documentation)
21 ConclusionConclusion Using multiple data sources for evidence of teacher performance provides a comprehensive and authentic “performance portrait” of a teacher’s work. Doing so helps to ensure a fair and equitable evaluation system. It also acknowledges the complex job that is teaching.