Guide school leaders towards developing a sustainable feedback and observation cycle that supports teachers to develop their practice.
An effective feedback and observation cycle can be used for consistent instructional growth and decision making. Implementing a new cycle requires buy-in from both leaders and teachers, differentiated training for leaders, and a clear plan for how to measure the success of the new initiative. Our professional learning plans include distinct phases to support both introducing and effectively using feedback and observation cycles across your district.
The BL Lab is at the core of your professional learning program. Leaders use self-directed courses to drive on-going professional learning and track their progress towards their desired outcomes.
Administrators have a complete view of their professional learning programs and easy access to learning progress across multiple cohorts of educators.
Leaders are paired with an executive coach who will help them design a strategic feedback and observation cycle that aligns with the reality of the goals and challenges of their school. Coaches work with leaders on an ongoing basis to provide personalized support throughout the entire school year.
Executive Coaching | Virtual
Leaders work towards their goals throughout the school year with support and advice from a personalized executive coach.
Provide leaders with collaborative learning experiences to spread new feedback and observation practices across your district. Virtual Workshops offer leaders targeted learning aligned to specific outcomes so that leaders can set goals, identify actionable implementation steps, and create a plan to reflect on the impact for both teachers and students.
Developing Feedback and Observation Cycles | Virtual
I use data to evaluate and strengthen the feedback and observation cycle in my school.
Sharing Deeper Feedback to Support Learning Improvements | Virtual
I use collaborative and non-evaluative feedback techniques to promote teacher growth.
Supporting Teachers with Next Steps Following Feedback | Virtual
I use structures, tools, and communication to support teachers to translate feedback into actionable next steps.
Implementing a new feedback and observation cycle can take one to three years, depending on your district’s area of focus and size. Our comprehensive learning plans incorporate in-person, virtual, group, and self-directed learning experiences throughout the full school year, creating scaffolds of support aligned with how adult learners actually learn. Our team will create a learning plan that is tailored to your district’s strategic plan and includes a mix of learning experiences backed by research and focused on target outcomes.
Outcomes are the connecting thread for all of our learning experiences. Each experience is tied to an outcome that makes the change in practice tangible and impactful for students and teachers. For the Feedback and Observation focus area, we focus on helping educators achieve the below outcomes.
Outcome: I use data to evaluate and strengthen the feedback and observation cycle in my school.
Outcome: I use collaborative and non-evaluative feedback techniques to promote teacher growth.
Outcome: I use structures, tools, and communication to support teachers to translate feedback into actionable next steps.
"Many effective teachers slide through their evaluations and don’t get the feedback they truly need. On the flip side, struggling teachers can have candid and honest conversations without fearing repercussions. They’re able to be vulnerable and find solutions in an efficient manner. My coach is the definition of teacher leadership. Her actions alone can inspire teachers to take ownership of the profession. When the example she sets is coupled with her advice, the outcomes have endless potential."
“Today's work was very powerful. It really helps us have a much more focused lens for classroom observations."
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