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Published on October 21, 2007

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Benefits of Being Observed: How To Make Collaborative Observations Really Work John L. Tenny, Ph.D. [email_address]

John L. Tenny, Ph.D.

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Dreamer, Designer, Developer! Dr. John Tenny 25+ years in education Director of Graduate School of Education Taught elementary, middle, high school Converted Retirement

25+ years in education

Director of Graduate School of Education

Taught elementary, middle, high school

Converted Retirement

Today Observations: Good, but scary Data Based Observation Model Benefits To . . . . How To Make It Happen And more….

Observations: Good, but scary

Data Based Observation Model

Benefits To . . . .

How To Make It Happen

And more….

Observations: The Good Part Helps see what teacher can’t Support for parent/student conference Identify training/material needs Help students change behavior Improve your skills as a teacher

Helps see what teacher can’t

Support for parent/student conference

Identify training/material needs

Help students change behavior

Improve your skills as a teacher

Observations: The Scary Part Being judged and evaluated Hidden criteria The BAD DAY Observer Bias Subjective interpretation Done To You, Not With You

Being judged and evaluated

Hidden criteria

The BAD DAY

Observer Bias

Subjective interpretation

Done To You, Not With You

Observations: What’s Possible Collaborative Planning Objective Observations Teacher Interpretation of Results Administrator Support For Change Self-Directed Professional Growth

Collaborative Planning

Objective Observations

Teacher Interpretation of Results

Administrator Support For Change

Self-Directed Professional Growth

Data Based Observation Model Pre-conference to identify data to be collected Observation purpose is collaboratively designed Judgment suspended until data has been collected Focused observation to collect data and record context information Post conference to share data, build reflection, identify next data to be collected Repeat the process.

Pre-conference to identify data to be collected

Observation purpose is collaboratively designed

Judgment suspended until data has been collected

Focused observation to collect data and record context information

Post conference to share data, build reflection, identify next data to be collected

Repeat the process.

Pre-conference “ What are your plans for the lesson?” “ What are you interested in knowing about your classroom?” “ When should we meet to look at the data?”

“ What are your plans for the lesson?”

“ What are you interested in knowing about your classroom?”

“ When should we meet to look at the data?”

The Observation Suspend judgment Gather data Record context

Suspend judgment

Gather data

Record context

The Post Conference “ Does the data reflect what you thought was happening?” “ Do you think a change is indicated?” If yes,”What will you change and how can I support you?” “ When would you like data to see if the change worked?”

“ Does the data reflect what you thought was happening?”

“ Do you think a change is indicated?”

If yes,”What will you change and how can I support you?”

“ When would you like data to see if the change worked?”

Benefits To Observee Provides basis for effective decision making Builds self-reflection skills Provides evidence of progress Increased objectivity in interactions with others Increased confidence and intrinsic motivation

Provides basis for effective decision making

Builds self-reflection skills

Provides evidence of progress

Increased objectivity in interactions with others

Increased confidence and intrinsic motivation

Benefits to Observer Shifts dynamic between observer and observee Supportive collaborator role Objective decision making Data versus impression Improves communication “ The data…” versus “I think…” Facilitator of effective, long lasting change Intrinsic versus extrinsic

Shifts dynamic between observer and observee

Supportive collaborator role

Objective decision making

Data versus impression

Improves communication

“ The data…” versus “I think…”

Facilitator of effective, long lasting change

Intrinsic versus extrinsic

Making The Change A shift in roles for the observer Trust and risk taking eCOVE Classroom Observation Toolkit Peer Coaching Students as observers Talk about data Ask administrator to try eCOVE

A shift in roles for the observer

Trust and risk taking

eCOVE Classroom Observation Toolkit

Peer Coaching

Students as observers

Talk about data

Ask administrator to try eCOVE

eCOVE: What is it? C ollaborate O bserve V alue E mpower

C ollaborate

O bserve

V alue

E mpower

Timers and Counters 23 Times and Counters Data Report and Comments Report Windows & Macintosh Laptop Palm & PocketPC PDA Let’s take a look….

23 Times and Counters

Data Report and Comments Report

Windows & Macintosh Laptop

Palm & PocketPC PDA

Let’s take a look….

Cost for Version One $189 Single License $129 Volume License (5 to 29)‏ Professional Development available Order through faxed or on-line Purchase Orders Credit Cards on-line (PayPal).

$189 Single License

$129 Volume License (5 to 29)‏

Professional Development available

Order through faxed or on-line Purchase Orders

Credit Cards on-line (PayPal).

eCOVE: DataBase Edition Price not set for Data Base edition, but…. $49 Upgrade from Version One Buy now & save $

Price not set for Data Base edition, but….

$49 Upgrade from Version One

Buy now & save $

Web Cast Training & Presentations Overview sessions --- free Prefer a group of 2 to 30 Minimal equipment needed Call to arrange a session Training sessions --- $250 per hour per site 1 to 30 sites How to operate eCOVE How to create tools How to use with teachers, parents, and students Whatever your needs or interests

Overview sessions --- free

Prefer a group of 2 to 30

Minimal equipment needed

Call to arrange a session

Training sessions ---

$250 per hour per site

1 to 30 sites

How to operate eCOVE

How to create tools

How to use with teachers, parents, and students

Whatever your needs or interests

Please complete the info card Keep informed of updates We don’t give your name to anyone Who else should know about this? What do YOU need/ want/ think regarding eCOVE? Drawing for a free copy

Keep informed of updates

We don’t give your name to anyone

Who else should know about this?

What do YOU need/ want/ think regarding eCOVE?

Drawing for a free copy

Stop by and chat…. See a demonstration Ask questions

See a demonstration

Ask questions

eCOVE Classroom Observation Toolkit www.ecove.net Thanks http://circle.adventist.org/download/EcoveTeachers_nadtc06550.ppt Retrieved on October 21, 2007

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