Developing Feedback and Observation Cycles

Focus Area: Feedback and Observation

Instructional Coaches, Leaders

Phase: Targeted Support

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Instructional leaders, to be able to build support and adjust their plan, need to know how teaching and learning is progressing.  Observing teachers in practice and providing timely, specific feedback is an integral component of improving teaching and  learning. However, many leaders struggle to find the time to observe live or asynchronous instruction, and even more so to give actionable feedback. This session will explore how instructional leaders can use feedback and observation cycles to support teaching and learning.


This session is designed for district,  school, and teacher leaders who interface with school-level educators to provide instructional support, training, and leadership.


  •  2 hours
  • Participants will need a camera, microphone, and a Zoom-enabled device


I use data to evaluate and strengthen the feedback and observation cycle in my school.

Learning Experience

During the workshop, participants will…


  • Identify the key attributes and cyclical nature of a F/O Cycle
  • Define and examine the 4 key practices for engaging in F/O Cycles
    • Using an Aligned Tool
    • Collecting Authentic Artifacts
    • Student Centered/Non-Evaluative
    • Sustainable and Replicable
  • Analyze the 4 key practices applied in real-time


  • Explore the 4 key practices for F/O using shared experiences to align their reality
  • Apply the 4 key practice using real-world scenarios


  • Synthesize new learning to create a F/O plan to use in practice
  • Share and offer feedback on peers’ plans