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Introduction to “Evaluating Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Models”

Introduction to “Evaluating Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Models”

Author: Trisha Fyfe
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Welcome to an introduction for the unit Evaluating Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Models I'm Tricia Fyfe, and during this video I will be taking you through a glimpse of the concepts that we will cover throughout this unit.

Let's start by thinking about your role as a teacher. First and foremost, is your responsibility to help your students learn. Finding the right path to this learning isn't always clear. Each student is unique, each school district is different. As teachers, we need to be constantly looking for ways to better ourselves.

Schools, districts and states have strategies in place to ensure that teachers are the best they can be for their students. This is where teacher assessment and evaluation comes into play. In this unit we'll take a look at both of these.

The first objective of this unit is to analyze the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Framework and the Marzano Teacher Evaluation model. We will talk about what these models entail and the components of each them. And, we'll discuss how to use these models by looking at examples of different scenarios where teachers are preparing to be evaluated by using these models.

We will explore how Danielson aimed to develop clear and defined, effective teaching practices, and how constructivist teaching philosophy is the framework for Danielson's Teacher Evaluation Model, a model made up of 22 components and 76 smaller elements that are grouped into four domains.

The use of the Danielson model for evaluation is widespread today. We'll discuss how over 5,000 research studies made up Marzano's 2013 Teacher Evaluation Model. This model is made up of four domains with elements under each of these as well.

Another objective of this unit is to analyze professional teacher standards. National Board Teacher Standards and ISTE Teacher Standards. In this unit we'll look at these three types of standards, as well as how these standards came to be.

I will give you specific examples throughout this unit, and we'll start out by talking about the history and background of teacher evaluations and the fact that many standards stem from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act.

We will explore the role that teacher evaluation and standards play and the fact that teacher quality can be assessed with the use of professional teacher standards. This can become a piece to the teacher certification process. We will look at different types of standards, like the high INTASD standards, as well as the National Board Teacher Standards.

The next objective of this unit is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of teacher evaluation models and standards. Throughout this unit we'll look at the benefits of each model for evaluation to both teachers and students, and we'll discuss any negative implications for each model and various type of standard.

We'll look at tools to help us educators and evaluate enters carry out the Danielson model. This model's designed in a way that's extremely supportive to the teacher. It offers many resources and tools in the evaluation process and for managers and coaches. Rubrics are used for this tool as well.

For the Marzano model there's a fantastic informational graphic we'll look at that provides a helpful overview for the four domains. We will also explore the use of two major unions in this country. The NEA, or National Education Association, and the AFT, American Federation of Teachers.

The final objective is to reflect on how evaluation models and standards help strengthen the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and classroom practices of the teacher. Through reflective questions and studying the impact of these models and standards, we can find the impact on teachers and students and we'll reflect on what all of this means to you as a teacher. We will use case studies and specific examples throughout this entire unit.

The process of teacher evaluations is extensive, and looking at yourself, your goals, practices, and your needs is essential. We'll talk about how you can use what you learned from self-assessment and self reflection to help you prepare for conferences, pre and post conferences with your evaluator or coach, as well as throughout the observation process. We will explore best practices for the process of teacher evaluation.

The objectives in this unit are connected throughout. In order to deepen your learning and apply this knowledge it's important to first have a solid understanding of the models that are used in schools, districts, and states to evaluate teachers. At the same time, you must begin to understand where the standards come from that drive these evaluations for teachers. Specifically, Marzano and Danielson's.

Once you have a good understanding of these two objectives, you will have the ability to dive into the strengths and weaknesses of various types of standards, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various teacher evaluation models. You may not always have a choice in what you're asked to use for evaluations, but in order to meet the final objective, to reflect on these standards and evaluation models, it's important to have a solid understanding of where they came from, their purpose, and their strengths and weaknesses.

The ideas presented in this unit can be applied to any teacher who is preparing to teach. These models for evaluation standards are used throughout the country. And, while they may be a bit different in each state and district, perhaps, they are all aimed at the same goal. Ensuring our students have the most highly qualified teachers.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to answer the following four questions. What are the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Framework and Marzano's Teacher Evaluation model? And, why are they important? What are professional teacher standards, National Board Teacher Standards, and ISTE Teacher Standards? How these affect us as teachers? What are the strengths and weaknesses of various teacher evaluation models and standards? And finally, how do evaluation models and standards help strengthen the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and classroom practices of teachers?

Again, I want to welcome you to this unit, Evaluating Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Models. I'd like to invite you to follow my video lessons throughout this unit as we learn, in depth, about these teacher evaluation models and standards that you will face as teachers.

Notes on “Introduction to Evaluating Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Models”

Overview

(00:00- 00:49) Introduction/Objectives

(00:50- 01:50) Objective 1

(01:51- 02:42) Objective 2

(02:43- 03:37) Objective 3

(03:38- 04:26) Objective 4  

(04:27- 05:38) Connections Between Objectives 

(05:39- 06:29) Reflection