VirtualPREX : Virtual Professional Experience http://www.virtualprex.com/ VirtualPREX : Virtual Professional Experience
VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
Getting the best from classroom observation http://www.ecove.net/home/cov/smartlist_49/white_papers.html Data-Based Observations
Developing Self-Directed Professional Growth
A white paper by Dr. John L. Tenny, developer of the Data-Based Observation Method and the eCOVE Classroom Observation Software November, 2008
eCOVE Classroom Observation Software http://www.ecove.net The new Advanced Edition of the eCOVE Classroom Observation Software includes 40 tools, five styles of reports, multiple templates for creating objective data collection tools to track classroom behaviors of teachers and/or students.
The data is used to provide objective feedback to teachers, resulting in self-directed professional growth.
Used by observers in pre-school through college, there are tools tracking best practices, second language (ESL, ELL, SIOP), and special education students. The software is in use across the US and in 20+ other countries.
Classroom Observation - guidance for school representatives https://www.teachers.org.uk/pay-pensions-conditions/appraisal Classroom Observation - guidance for school representatives ... published by the National Union of Teachers (UK)
Excessive classroom observation is a serious problem in many schools. Steps must be taken to prevent this. NUT school representatives should seek to secure from the school management team an agreement on the total amount of classroom observation for any purpose or purposes to which teachers can be subjected within the academic year and to the procedures to be followed before, during and after such observations. Support for such approaches may be sought from representatives of other teachers?organisations at the school.