The purpose of the Directed Supervision mode is to assist in identifying strength and improvement areas for reflection and continued growth. In this mode, teaching professionals will be observed and evaluated according to the Danielson Teacher Effectiveness rubric. Non-teaching/Specialist positions will be observed and evaluated using the position-specific rubrics provided by PDE.
Educators participating in the Directed Supervision mode will be determined based upon the following:
- All educators within the first three years of their teaching tenure with the Wilson School District will participate in the Directed supervision mode.
- All other educators will participate in the Directed supervision mode once every three years based on a cycle determined by the building principal or supervisor.
- Any educator who is identified by their principal or supervisor with a rating as needs improvement or unsatisfactory will be in the Directed supervision mode.
The process for teaching professionals will follow a clinical observation model described below. Additionally, Wilson utilizes an Instructional Reflection Tool to assist classroom educators in self-identifying goals for growth and improvement.
Pre/Post-observation Conference (Domains 1 and 4)
- Teacher and evaluator will meet prior to the lesson to discuss the evidence provided.
- In the pre-conference, the evaluator will collect additional evidence through questioning.
- Teachers are encouraged to revise their instructional plans based on the feedback from the pre-conference.
During the Observation (Domains 2 and 3)
- Teacher facilitates the lesson as planned and discussed during the pre-conference conversation.
- Evaluator collects evidence of teacher practice as it relates to the 4 domains of the Danielson Framework.
Preparing for Post-Observation Conference (Domains 1, 2, 3, and 4)
- Evaluator provides the teacher with the evidence collected during the observation as well as evidence gathered from the pre-conference.
- Teacher reviews the evidence, adds other evidence, and self-assesses his/her performance on the established components.
Post-Observation Conference (Domains 1, 2, 3, and 4)
- A post-observation conference is recommended to be held within a week of the observation.
- Teacher and evaluator discuss areas of strength and opportunities for further growth.
- Teacher and evaluator develop a summary of observation and identify two areas of strength and two areas for growth.
Walk-through follow-up Observation.
- Within a month of the post-observation conference, the evaluator schedules a walk-through observation that focuses specifically on the two components identified for improvement and collects evidence.
- The evidence is shared with the teacher and the evaluator provides summary remarks based upon the observation.
** Tenured teachers in the Directed Supervision mode will participate in the observation process once during the year.
** Non-tenured teachers and teachers rated as Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory will participate at least twice during the year.