teacher evaluation

How Can We Develop Tech-Savvy Teachers?

Many school administrators classify teacher technology users into two categories: those who use technology and those who don’t. While this school of thought is logical, after having worked with and trained hundreds of teachers and administrators on integrating technology into instruction, I have found that there are generally three categories of technology teachers. I refer to them as, Digital Rock Stars, Digital Groupies, and Digital Phobes.

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Preparing Educators for Technology Integration

A Certificate for 21st-Century Teachers

Test Scores + Observations + Surveys = Effective Teacher Ratings

Great Teachers Can't Save America's Schools

In last year's State of the Union address, the president placed too much importance on individual educators. This year, he should talk about a far deeper problem.

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Students Rating Teachers

Assessing quality requires measures beyond test scores.
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New Florida Education Chief Sets Top Priorities

Florida's new education commissioner says his top priorities are implementing Common Core State Standards and a new teacher merit pay and tenure law.

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LA Teachers Approve New Evaluation Standards

After months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a compromise that will now use a controversial multifactor system to evaluate teacher performance.

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Calif. Schools Flunk Education Group's Ratings

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

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Maryland Announces State's High School Tech Ed Teacher of the Year

Jim Deitrich, currently teaching at Liberty High and former teacher at Westminster High, has been named Maryland's High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year.

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