A practical and research based framework for staff supervision and evaluation by principals, assistant principals, and curriculum administrators, including an exploration of strategies for observation, analysis and evaluation.  Participants will learn to apply knowledge of instruction, curriculum, supervision, and legal procedures to plan teacher growth, address performance deficiencies and meet individual needs.  The course will examine practices of supervising and evaluating low performing teachers and teachers newly hired in the district in light of teaching strategies that promote high student achievement, fiscal constraints, collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws and other factors significant in the supervisory process.  Lectures, discussions, in-class exercises including role-play in supervisory situations, case studies and practical experience through critiquing actual classroom lessons will be an integral part of this course. 

Course Description: The research indicates that few administrators address low performance among tenured (professional teacher status) teachers because they lack the training and coaching needed to perform this difficult task.   This course is structured to provide the specific skills needed to work effectively with these teachers and show districts how to provide ongoing coaching for these administrators. As a result of the course, evaluators will be able to complete a procedurally correct evaluation of an unsatisfactory or needs improvement teacher or a specialized instructional support educator.

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