Peer Observation

Published: 5/18/2017 2:07 PM

This page will continue to receive updates as more guidance is shared related to the changes established in Senate Bill 1 (2017). 

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Observation and Feedback Training

The Kentucky Department of Education is offering in-person summer sessions on P2P collaboration, including formative observation and feedback techniques.
  
Content: This opportunity promotes collegial conversations grounded in frameworks that define educator effectiveness, such as:
  • Kentucky Framework for Teaching
  • Specialist Framework
  • Five Core Propositions, National Board for Teaching Standards
Participants will:
  • activate a growth mindset
  • engage in activities that promote productive, safe, formative conversations about instructional practices
  • gain knowledge and resources to facilitate the exchange of actionable feedback with a peer
  • hone accomplished teaching practices

Click to view the flyer and schedule or to register for a session. 

If you have questions related to the P2P training opportunity, please contact Christine Meisberger, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Branch in the Division of Next Generation Professionals at 502-564-1479, ext. 4510 or christine.meisberger@education.ky.gov.

 

Peer Observation and Feedback 
Peer observation and feedback is designed to foster collegial conversations among teachers about real issues related to teaching and learning. The process can be a rewarding and fulfilling journey of professional growth and collaboration among teachers. When implemented well, peer-to-peer collaboration supports the professional growth of educators because it is teacher-driven, formative, supported by principals, and collegial.

Educational research reveals a need for deeper professional learning, such as the integrated use of peer observation processes, to increase educator effectiveness (Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) survey, February 2015)*. According to Joellen Killion, Senior Advisor of Learning Forward, (2008), “… A form of professional learning, peer observation is a set of purposeful, planned actions and the support system necessary to achieve the identified goals…”
 
Teacher-Driven
Teachers guide the peer observation and feedback process. Sharing instructional techniques empowers educators to identify personal learning needs and improve classroom practice that leads to increased student learning. An authentic, embedded form of professional learning, peer observation provides the opportunity to review methodology and share promising instructional practices between and among educators.

Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470