To begin an in-person observation, click the “CREATE+” button in the upper right of the dashboard then select the “Start a new In-Person Observation” option.
On the Basic Information screen, select a “Cohort” (assigned group) and an “Observee” (the teacher in which you are observing) from the drop-down menus.You will then need to enter basic video information including the following: Video Title, Date Recorded, Purpose (Evaluation or Coaching), Content, Level, Session, and Number of Participants.
Click the “Add & Categorize Comments” button at the bottom right to proceed.
Enter your observations and notes by clicking in the Comments section (they will be timestamped and tied to a particular instance in the video). The notes can optionally be categorized with a Type, a Rubric, and a Tag.
Once you've completed adding comments, you can edit and analyze them in the All Comments and Visual Analysis tabs. The All Comments tab allows you to categorize/re-categorize observations, edit comments and make any changes to your notes by simply clicking the “Edit” button next to the desired comment. Click the “Visual Analysis” tab to view charts and graphs of your categorized comments by distribution of Rubric, Tag, and Type.
When you are finished making changes to your comments, click on the “Rate & Provide Framework Feedback” button to proceed.
The “Rate & Provide Feedback” section allows you to provide framework feedback and rate sub-rubrics by clicking on a sub-rubric heading and entering in a summary and rating level. General and additional feedback associated with the in-person observation also can be provided by clicking your cursor in the “Comments” fields.
When you have finished adding feedback, click the “Preview Report” button to proceed.
Once you have finished reviewing your in-person observation from the View Report screen, click “Continue Editing” if you wish to return to the observation, click “Save and Return To Dashboard” if you wish to save and continue the observation at a later time, or click “Send Report” to finalize and submit your observation.