Peer Observation in Educator Evaluation
WHAT'S NEW: Video of the Nov. 17 webinar is available now online. The Power Point presentation is also available for download. LEARN MORE.
Classroom observations, if done right, should serve as a rich source of information to assess a teacher’s performance and evidence to provide feedback for teacher reflection, development and growth. Recent changes in New York state teacher evaluation requirements allow for the optional use of peer observers. To realize the benefits of peer observation, your local union will need to ensure that it is appropriate for your school district and is thoughtfully planned and implemented. This website is designed to assist members in understanding the many ways teacher talent and expertise can be used to strengthen educator evaluation and serve as a tool to improve teaching practice.