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How 3 Oregon Districts Find Deeper Meaning in Teacher Evaluation

Many states have developed teacher evaluation systems with specific mandates around standards, protocols, and rubrics with the aim of ensuring that all educators improve their practice. 

For transformational instructional leaders, however, these mandates can be leveraged beyond compliance; they can be a component of a bigger-picture strategy around teacher growth and development.

Read on to learn how three Oregon districts find deeper meaning in the evaluation process.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Teacher Evaluation, Case Study, Oregon

How 3 Instructional Leaders Prepare for the End of the Year

As school and district leaders approach the end of the 2015–2016 school year, they face the gargantuan task of wrapping up one school year while simultaneously planning for the year ahead. With end-of-year preparations underway, final observations/evaluations to complete, and reams of data to analyze, there’s a lot going on!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Observation, Case Study

4 Approaches to Creating and Sustaining a Coaching Culture

Coaches play a key role in supporting teacher-driven professional learning and growth, but it takes time, strategy, and follow-through to establish a sustainable coaching culture in your organization.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Case Study, Coaching

How One Baltimore City School Supports PLCs with TeachBoost

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Interested in facilitating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and peer feedback on video observations? Then the work of Commodore John Rodgers School in Baltimore City may be of interest!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Instructional Leadership, Product, edtech, PLC

June 2015 Engagement Shout-Out: Holistic Teacher Observation Scores

Do you give overall ratings for each teacher observation? If so, you can now use a new feature to calculate those scores automatically on the final report. Shout-out to Forest Park School District 91 for your guidance and feedback on this one!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Product, Teacher Observation

April 2015 Engagement Shout-Out: Data Exports

Exporting your data just got easier!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Product

March 2015 Engagement Shout-Out: Share Teacher Observation Scripts

Here’s a quick way to increase transparency and communication between evaluator or coach and teacher.* Thanks to Downtown College Prep for the inspiration!

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Product

How An Australian School Turned Its Challenges into Strengths

TeachBoost has worked with Miles State School in Queensland, Australia, since 2013. In this case study, Adam Myers, Miles's former school leader and current principal supervisor, chatted with us about the positive shifts that took place as he and his staff implemented our instructional leadership platform.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Case Study

Engagement Update: Support by the Numbers

To better support and serve our educators, TeachBoost’s engagement team digs deep into some pretty cool data. After parsing through the stats, here are some of the highlights of our learnings.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Engagement

Peer Leadership & Professional Development Tips from an Arizona School

Recently, Arizona College Prep Academy's school leader, Charlene Mendoza, spoke with us about how her school leveraged TeachBoost to embrace a peer-driven professional development model. We're proud to support ACPA's work, and to share their story of strategy and success with you.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Case Study