The purpose of this blog is to give Guilford County School's Art Educators a place to communicate their thoughts and share ideas. I enjoyed reading all of the terrific comments that were being delivered through email and felt that as professionals we needed a place to discuss what is on our minds.

We learn so much from one another. For many of us, we are the only visual arts teacher in our school. It is so rewarding when we get a chance to get together and talk about art, what is working well in our classrooms and what needs improvement. In addition to monthly meetings, this blog can be a source for discussions that can't wait until the next meeting.

Please don't think of this as one more thing that you have to put on your Things To Do List. Respond if you feel like it, share some pictures if you have time, but otherwise just consider this a professional forum for your voice.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Are We Working Smarter?

I have spent a great deal of time in front of the computer lately doing grades on NC Wise, the personal assessment and the PDP (Professional Development Plan) on the NC Educator Evaluation System. I am hoping that all of this extra time spent on the computer will prove to be a more effective system for grades and teacher evaluations down the road. No doubt, having NC Wise available to parents will be a helpful tool. I wonder how effective the new teacher assessment will be.
What are your thoughts on the NC Educator Evaluation System? Do you feel that this assessment is a more or less realistic way to measure the performance of an art educator?

1 comment:

  1. I found Dr. Hine's explanation and breakdown of the NC Educator's Evaluation system to be very helpful at our last Art Teacher's meeting. She explained that this is a better way to provide the "whole picture" of what the teacher does within the school. The previous evaluation system simply reflected a couple of classroom observations and left little space for all of the other things that teachers do outside of the classroom. We all do so much more than just teach everyday. Hopefully, this system will be a more accurate representation of what we do for our students and school.