Before teacher evaluation can succeed, we must change the way we think about its main purpose. Those engaged in designing and implementing effective evaluation systems must agree on critical components, such as defining what good teaching is, as well as avoiding common missteps, such as excluding educators from the work.
On May 2 at 3:30 p.m. Angela Minnici will describe national trends and best practices central to teacher evaluation. Participants will be invited to engage in an interactive discussion focusing on teacher evaluation in New York State.
Dr. Minnici is the director of the American Institutes for Research, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. She coordinates, supports and leads project teams in the development and implementation of tools and processes designed to improve educator effectiveness, particularly those focused on evaluation of educators. Dr. Minnici began her career as a public school teacher and has worked with diverse education stakeholders, such as federal and state policymakers, teachers, administrators, parents and other education organizations.
Angela Minnici will also present at the Dr. Horace Mann Graduate Research Symposium on May 3. Her visit is sponsored by the Exceptional Education Department and School of Education.
This Year of the Teacher event is free and open to the public.
Participants are asked to register online in advance.