In case you were unaware, the group Teachers Lead Philly
has been running wonderful workshops to educate and connect teachers across the Philadelphia area. In the Fall they ran a workshop emphasizing the need and opportunity for teachers to observe each other across the District and across the State. In fact, they put together an easily-accessible Google Doc so that you can find people to connect with (even if only to ask a question). Check it out here.
In their most recent meeting they brought up the upcoming issue of teacher evaluation in PA whereby teachers will be measured in part by student test scores. There is a lot of confusion stemming from the vague language in House Bill 1901
(begin reading at page 40) and they want feedback. If you want to share your thoughts by January 30th, please click here to do so.