The purpose of Peer Observation is for teachers to receive formative feedback from a peer to help improve their practice. The data collected during a peer observation is not available to principals.
Professional Learning for Peer Observers is available to educators. Developed in partnership with Kentucky Educational Televison (KET) this self-paced module prepares teachers to become effective PGES peer observers. Users may register for this module in CIITS using this instruction sheet to guide oneself through the process.
The Peer Observation Research Grant report highlights how districts have chosen to implement peer observation and how challenges have been addressed. KDE will complete a final update of the report at the conclusion of the grant in June. The release of research findings will begin in the summer of 2014 and continue as additional data from the PGES pilot becomes available for comparison.