APPR/Teacher Evaluation
November 16, 2015

VIDEO: Making Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Work in Your District

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

VIDEO: Making Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Work in Your District

In these videos, we hear from educators from Plattsburgh, Albany and North Syracuse districts who have piloted peer review programs, plus Harvard University's Susan Moore Johnson, a nationally known expert.

  • Video Clip 1: Introduction of panelists and questions to be discussed
  • Video Clip 2: Plattsburgh Teachers' Association
  • Video Clip 3: Albany Public School Teachers' Association
  • Video Clip 4: North Syracuse Education Association

Video Clip 1: Introduction of Panelists and Discussion Questions

Facilitator: Dr. Susan Moore Johnson, Professor, Harvard School of Education

Questions for the Panelists:

  • Why did your local decide to form or operate a peer observation program?
  • What are the main elements of the program and how are they being implemented, maintained and sustained in peer evaluation?
  • How is collective bargaining used as a tool for establishing, maintaining, and sustaining the program?
  • What have you learned about the quality and process of peer evaluation? Describe benefits and challenges associated with peer observation?

Video Clip 2: Plattsburgh Teachers' Association and Plattsburgh Central School District

Panelists:

  • Jamie Labarge, Principal, Plattsburgh Central School District
  • Mary Lou Megarr, President, Plattsburgh Teachers Association

Video Clip 3: Albany Public School Teachers' Association

Panelist:

  • Laura Franz, Consulting Teacher and Vice president Albany Public School Teachers Association

Video Clip 4: North Syracuse Education Association

Panelists:

  • Lisa Goldberg and Goldberg, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Consulting Teacher
  • David Babikian, High School Social Studies Teacher, PAR Panel member

 

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