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Engaging in Observation to Ensure Instructional Growth. Leadership I and II January 2011. Linda Wise. Chief Academic Officer. CONGRATULATIONS Lime Kiln Middle School. Maryland Blue Ribbon School.

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linda wise
Linda Wise

Chief Academic Officer

congratulations lime kiln middle school
CONGRATULATIONSLime Kiln Middle School

Maryland Blue Ribbon School


“ If we are to persuade all students to do quality work, we must involve them deeply in the process of evaluating their own work as they do it! This is concurrent evaluation.”

William Glasser

ray brown
Ray Brown

Chief Financial Officer

systemic expectations
Systemic Expectations
  • Know your students and the differentiated supports in place to ensure their success
  • Ensure students receive exemplary instruction that prepares them for college and careers
  • Have a process in place for continuously monitoring student progress
  • Develop a relationship with students and their families
today s outcomes
  • Receive updates on the Superintendent’s FY’12 Operating Budget
  • Receive updates on Race To The Top
  • Examine current best practices in observation of the co-teaching classroom
  • Engage in collaborative dialogue about best practices in purposeful observation
  • Engage in panel discussion about best practices when observing in the related arts classroom
  • Establish essential elements for documenting teacher observation
  • Enhance relationships between and among DOI colleagues.  
vision of exemplary teaching for student learning

Vision of Exemplary Teaching for Student Learning



"When you consistently embed coaching into your leadership practices, you will feel the competence, confidence, and courage to engage in conversations that lead to transformational change.”

Coaching for Results

january lead team
January Lead Team

William Barnes, Coordinator Secondary Mathematics

Michael Caldwell, Assistant Principal, Talbott Springs ES

Sharon Kramer, Instructional Facilitator, Career and Technology Education

Kay Sammons, Coordinator, Elementary Mathematics

Melissa Shindell, Principal, Clarksville MS

Troy Todd, Principal, Running Brook ES

gina massella
Gina Massella

Principal, Howard High School


On a scale of 1 to 10 predict how you would be rated as an observer.

purposeful observation
Purposeful Observation
  • Analyze classroom instruction with a focus on student learning behaviors;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instruction based on evidence of student learning;
  • Communicate through specific oral and written feedback the cause and effect relationship between teaching behaviors and student learning.
shifting the observation process
Shifting the Observation Process

Maryland State Department of Education: Division for Leadership Development

PC #3

think abouts
Think Abouts
  • The Purposeful Observation must be done by the Purposeful Observer

The observation process is an opportunity for individual, differentiated professional development.

Maryland State Department of Education: Division for Leadership Development

PC #24

troy todd
Troy Todd

Principal, Running Brook Elementary School

concurrent sessions
Concurrent Sessions
      • Documenting Teacher Performance
      • Observing in the Co-Teaching Classroom 
      • Using Observation to Ensure Teacher Growth 
      • Observing the Related Arts Teacher