DLN: Observation & Feedback

As a school leader principal you are responsible for conducting classroom and teacher observations and providing valuable feedback. This experiential course allows you to explore the process of observing and evaluating teachers to identify practices that support the Professional Standards for Michigan Teachers. You will have the opportunity to perform case studies in a real classroom setting in order to script a lesson, code the lesson using your district’s evaluation tool, and provide feedback with the guide of support documents.

In this course, you will:

  • Practice an observation/evaluation case study in a real classroom setting,
  • Interpret and collect appropriate data that demonstrate support for highly effective, effective, minimally effective, and ineffective teachers.
  • Identify best practices in teacher evaluation, and
  • Reflect upon authentic observations and feedback during a recorded conversation with your case study teacher.

SCECHs Granted

30

Who should take this course?

Administrator

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

MASSP - Digital Learning Network

Course Vendor

DLN

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.