Teachscape is the online evaluation/observation management tool used by the State Model of the Educator Effectiveness System. It is aligned with the Danielson Framework for Teaching and is comprised of three different systems:
Learn - Professional Learning System that features a video library and training modules. Teacher Training Modules are located in here.
Focus - Observation Training and Assessment System for Teacher Evaluators.
Reflect - Observation and Evaluation Management System
Training within the Teachscape Platform
All evaluators of teachers will complete certification and training prior to observing/evaluating teachers in 2014-2015. Review Teachscape certification for more information.
DPI recommends but does not require teachers to complete The Framework for Teaching Effectiveness Series 2013 training modules in Learn to gain deeper understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
DPI is developing professional development for evaluators of Principals.
DPI will coordinate the purchase of Teachscape licenses for districts using the state model of evaluation. Different types of licenses are being provided to district staff based on the needs of their roles in the evaluation process.
Teachscape is committed to improvement of the system and platform. DPI is working closely with Teachscape to ensure that the platform effectively supports the Educator Effectiveness System. Pilot feedback will inform changes and revisions to Teachscape features and evaluation management capabilities. Review Teachscape Commitment to Continuous Improvements for more details.
Teachscape has created training tools and resources for the Wisconsin evaluation process or via CESA Implementation Coaches.
Several resources are available to assist with technical issues and support.