Trends in Teacher Evaluation: What Every Special Educator Should Know


9/17/2013 4:00 PM

9/17/2013 4:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 17
4-5 p.m. ET


Learn about the four types of evaluation measures that special education teachers (SETs) are most likely to encounter, and strategies to prepare and perform effectively for each type. This webinar discusses the complexities of measuring the effectiveness of teachers of students with disabilities and how SETs can help administrators understand those issues. 

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Compare the major components of the most common teacher evaluation measures
  • Discuss steps teachers of students with disabilities can take to prepare for and perform effectively in formal evaluation
  • Describe factors that contribute to thorough and fair evaluation of SETs

Presented By:

Mary BrownellMary T. Brownell is a former special education teacher, a professor at the University of Florida, and the Director of the Center on Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR).  She has had numerous grants related to special education teachers and has published extensively in the areas of teacher preparation, quality, retention, and professional development, including articles in Exceptional Children, The Journal of Special Education, and Learning Disability Quarterly.  Dr. Brownell is lead author of Inclusive Instruction: Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Students with Disabilities.

Amber BenedictAmber Benedict is a former special education teacher and a special education doctoral candidate at the University of Florida.  Her research interests include a focus on accountability policy reform, providing teachers with effective professional development experiences, and improving the reading-related outcomes of students with high-incidence disabilities.