The NYSED teacher observation rubric for the new SBL exam

Has anyone seen this?  It’s a new teacher observation rubric for the redesigned school building leader exam I’ll be taking this June.  Four components make up three domains: engaging students in learning, deepening student learning, and maintaining a positive and challenging learning climate.  It’s a part of a 70 minute task where a 15 minute observation video is followed by furious typing and leadership candidates providing evidence for ratings in each of the domains.  The rubric is much more succinct than anything else I’ve seen in real practice.  Does this provide for enough opportunity to accurately assess teachers?


Upcoming presentation April 12 at Dowling College

My research has earned me an invitation to participate in a panel at Dowling College’s Ninth Annual Practical Research Symposium.  The title of the seminar is Educational Competitiveness in a Globalized World.  I will be presenting my research on educational leadership preparation.  Participants in this conference represent business, health care, education, and related fields.  The Annual Conference seeks to explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of learning, teaching, and training in social agencies.  Dr. Frank Chong, current President of Santa Rosa Junior College, and past deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges at the United States Department of Education will deliver the keynote address.

See the link below for more information!