Educator Evidence Collection
To grow as professionals, educators need to keep and maintain a professional library documenting the progress they have made. Progress from the beginning of the year to the end, and from one year to the next, is essential to sustaining effective educator growth systems.
Transcripts help educators document the opportunities they've taken and the credit they've earned—facilitating more meaningful discussions with administrators and making it easier to apply for relicensure, endorsements, and lane changes.
Course Evaluations or Student Work
The ultimate evidence of a teacher's skill is student performance; course evaluations and student work help demonstrate a teacher's achievements in the classroom.
Teachers derive significant value from working with their peers in professional learning communities; being able to submit work products from these collaborations is an important part of meaningful growth and mentoring discusssions and evaluation.
Educators can easily demonstrate their practice through video, and being able to timestamp a video with comments or standards allows educatros to get feedback about what they're doing well and what they can improve.
When individual educators can include the results of their observations in their portfolios, they can easily see and share their progress over time.
Lesson plans demonstrate teachers' ability to curate information, plan and adapt instruction, deliver content, and assess students' competencies.