Peer Observation

Published: 8/18/2017 2:38 PM

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

Educational research reveals a need for deeper professional learning, such as the integrated use of P2P observation and feedback 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…”

Teachers initiate this embedded form of professional learning. Authentic engagement in P2P empowers educators to collaboratively identify learning needs and improve classroom practices that lead to increased student learning.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Observation and Feedback

The Kentucky Department of Education has developed P2P learning sessions suited to the varied learning styles of educators and reflects engagement in research based practices.This session fulfills a district’s requirements for educators obtaining peer observer certification.
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
  • 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

Ground Conversations in the Appropriate Frameworks:

 Companion Documents to the KyFfT
 *To request access to MLI survey results, please contact the Division of Next Generation Professionals: 502-564-1479
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