Observation 360: The Observation and Evaluation Component of the Educator Effectiveness System
Observation has never been this simple—or powerful
Observation 360 makes it easier to design your year-long evaluation process, create personalized professional development linked to observations, and track results.
It can be adapted to even the strictest state evaluation requirements—making it one of the most powerful and effective observation tools available.
Observation 360 is fully integrated with the Educator Effectiveness System to provide an end-to-end professional development solution that helps all educators reach their full potential.
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What Observation 360 Offers:
Expanded content alignment allows you to customize professional development for each teacher, based on what you see in their classrooms. You can assign professional development and Common Core training content, recommend PD 360 courses or online PLCs, file attachments, and provide external links.
Process templates make it substantially easier to create and manage the teacher evaluation process throughout the entire school year, saving you time and allowing you to get more done. Learn more >>
Focus on just one thing during observations—the classroom: Observation 360 includes a tool called Evidence 360 that allows observers to focus on the teacher and students rather than having to juggle multiple tasks—pulling up standards, checking boxes, scoring, etc.—during an observation. With Evidence 360, you can easily take notes on what you see during an observation, and then later align those notes to your teacher effectiveness framework, assign scores, make resource recommendations, and so on. Click here to learn more
Adaptable to any teaching framework, giving you the ability to easily comply with your state or school frameworks.
Versatile observation types let you designate observations as “peer,” “formal,” “informal,” and “self”—allowing you to define every evaluation scenario from formative to summative.
Powerful observation editing makes it possible to edit, archive, filter, and search for observations with ease, simplifying the way you manage the observation process.
Enhanced rubric elements—including reference rubrics, weighted rubrics with scoring and roll-up calculations, and true multi-choice with nested sub-choices—make your observations truly customizable.
Paperless mobility allows you to perform observations on Apple or Android mobile devices. You can also begin an observation on a mobile device and finish it later on a computer.
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The Teacher Effectiveness Framework: Simply Better
Every Observation 360 license now comes with the Teacher Effectiveness Framework (TEF). TEF is the first comprehensive teacher evaluation and observation support framework completely based on the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards—the de facto teacher effectiveness model at teaching colleges throughout the US.
TEF gives you the resources and support you need to meet your evaluation compliance requirements. But that’s just the start, because TEF is more than a compliance tool. It helps you turn evaluations into transformative learning experiences that lead to teacher growth and increased student achievement.
With 24 quality indicators (i.e. elements) supported by extensive coaching questions and thousands of professional development resources for support, TEF is simpler yet more powerful than any teacher effectiveness model available.
About the Educator Effectiveness System
The ultimate measure of educator effectiveness is each student being prepared for college and a career. But for even the best teachers, success in the classroom is not a light switch waiting to be turned on. Educator effectiveness and college and career readiness are achieved through a process that demands preparation, the dedication of day-to-day work, and constant self-examination and improvement.
School Improvement Network has spent over two decades researching this process, documenting how the highest performing schools in North America have helped their students reach college and career readiness. The results of this research have culminated in a systematic approach to developing effective educators, and it is called the Educator Effectiveness System. The tools in this system are proven to help educators get 100% of students college and career ready.
To learn more about Observation 360, click on the downloadable brochure immediately below. To request more information about Observation 360, please fill out the Request More Information form below.