Channeling the Power of Teacher Leaders: Working to create a common language around teacher evaluations
As districts continue to implement a new system for evaluating teachers, it is important that there be a common language about the expectations of teachers in the evaluation process, from what they should be doing inside and outside of the classroom. In an effort to facilitate this common language, CABOCES has welcomed a cohort of teacher leaders from several districts in the region, who are continuing to learn about the process of conducting an evaluation on a teacher. They have practiced the craft of observations and reviewed the nuances in the language of the evaluation platforms that have been selected by districts throughout the state. These teacher leaders are taking their knowledge back to their home schools, having conversations about the true process of teacher evaluations - from why we do it, to the time it takes.