Here's what past participants of 118: Evaluation and Leadership for ELL Equity
have said about this professional learning experience:
- This course helped me to refocus on evaluation practices and set the intention to be more explicit with my expectations for staff. I recommend this course because I think it's a good way to deepen evaluation practices for those supervising teachers of ELLs and share strategies.
- The structure of the course and valuable feedback from the facilitator allowed me to come away with a toolbox of best practices to address the needs of our students and guide our teaching staff.
- The course speaks to the importance of collaborative inquiry as a systemic practice for schools which, in turn, reminds us of the need to be comprehensive in our planning.
Feedback was prompt (a very good thing); sessions were characterized by good active listening skills. The idea of collaborative inquiry and the use of the Action Cycle are both good practices.
- Evaluating with a "language lens" is so important! Now I know how to do that and to empower other evaluators and coaches to do that, too.