This post was written before NEE released our educator evaluation resources and recommendations for remote settings. Please visit the Evaluating Remote Teaching page to access the resources that are referenced in this post.

As many schools look to continue forms of remote learning this fall in response to COVID-19, the Network for Educator Effectiveness is working to develop resources to support the evaluation of remote teaching.

This spring, as schools rapidly shifted to remote learning in a crisis situation, we recommended that teacher evaluation in the formal sense stop.

However, as schools move forward with remote learning for a longer stint, we have fielded several questions from school leaders curious about how they should evaluate teaching over the next school year.

In response, by mid-July, we are committed to releasing the following resources (at a minimum) to school leaders that are part of NEE:

  1. A technical sheet with guidance and recommendations on how to conduct an evaluation process for remote teaching. This will include:
    — Guidance on completing classroom observations in synchronous and asynchronous settings
    — Guidance on how to use the language of the NEE rubrics in regard to time and students
    — Guidance on how to schedule evaluations and be deliberate about evidence collection in asynchronous settings
    — Guidance on how to utilize student surveys for remote teaching
  2. A lesson planning model and template for online/offline remote learning
  3. A template for an evidence log that teachers can utilize to collect evidence of effectiveness for their evaluators
  4. Additional language specific to remote learning for NEE indicators and classroom observation rubrics

This post was written before NEE released our educator evaluation resources and recommendations for remote settings. Please visit the Evaluating Remote Teaching page to access the resources that are referenced in this post.

As we develop this guidance, we are cognizant that remote learning occurs in both online and offline settings. We are working to be as comprehensive as possible to cover the varied needs of our member schools.

As we move forward with the development of these resources, we may find opportunities to include additional resources and guidance. The above list is the minimum of what we will provide to you.

If you have any questions or comments, please email nee@missouri.edu or call 844-793-4357.

Visit the Evaluating Remote Teaching page to access the resources that are referenced in this post.