News Tag: Teacher Effectiveness

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Deborah Ball quoted as Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness announces pilot schools and teacher evaluation methods

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She says the pilot of four different teacher evaluation models in 14 districts "will allow us to learn about educator evaluation as it takes place in real school settings."


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barry Fishman discusses online professional development for teachers in Education Week

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, fishman, instructional improvement, k-12, professional development, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality, teaching and learning, technology

He says "The expansion of good online materials and easy access has put the control of this type of learning back into teachers' hands."


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deborah Ball discusses teachers' evaluations and professional development in a 16-min. interview

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She stressed the value of a "fair and transparent" structured evaluation system with clearly defined protocols. "One key component is guidelines for principals and others who observe teachers and provide feedback on their performance."


Friday, May 25, 2012

Deborah Ball and Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness report their progress toward fall implementation of pilot teacher-evaluation programs

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

The group is proposing a pilot program that includes three evaluation programs and 12 districts, with a mix or urban, rural, suburban, and charter schools.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Deborah Ball comments on the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness's Interim Progress Report

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

The report recommends testing several evaluation processes in different school districts "to learn about how well they work and to uncover any problems that should be remedied before implementing a system wholesale."


Monday, April 23, 2012

At Governor's Education Summit, keynote speaker Deborah Ball says teacher evaluations should be used to help teachers

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She says "we’re trying to build something that can help to improve education and help those of us doing the work of teaching to do that work better."


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