observe4success Classroom Observation Software Helps Data Driven Kansas City School Improve PD

Premier Walkthrough Software Opens Lines of Communication and Directs Professional Development
April 26, 2012 - PRLog -- ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 26, 2012 - Dr. Philip Hickman, Principal and Director of Education at Genesis Promise Academy in Kansas City, the only K-8 charter school serving at-risk and high-risk inner city youth in the Kansas City area, knows that offering ongoing professional development opportunities to his faculty and staff is a necessity. He also knows that decisions about how and what to include must be data driven. This is the primary reason that Dr. Hickman began using observe4success.

“After hearing about observe4success from some of my colleagues, I was eager to use a system that assisted my team in making data driven decisions,” says Dr. Hickman. “As a nationally recognized school, we strive to be on the cutting edge of change and innovation; we owe it to our students to make sure we are constantly improving and adapting to their needs. observe4success has helped us stay current with the research in this field and has played a big part in helping Genesis Promise Academy identify areas that will benefit from additional professional development.”

Considered one of the best classroom walkthrough software packages available today, observe4success melds the benefits of technology, research-based content, and graphic reports. This offers educators and administrators the clearest means of supporting and improving the teaching process.

Developed by educators for educators, observe4success started as a grassroots effort to capture and systemically report the essence of classroom culture and instructional practice so that administrators and peer observers could easily grasp classroom characteristics. With observation data collected, stored, and sorted, administrators and teacher work together to identify strengths to build on and weaknesses to address. As current research encourages continuous improvement to support instructional practices while implementing exemplary teaching practices, observe4Success offers the tools to make these efforts seamless.

Dr. Hickman credits observe4success for a change in his school culture, opening the lines of communication between administrators and teachers and allowing the school as a whole to talk about, work towards, and implement improvements.

The data tracking also keeps Dr. Hickman and his administrative team accountable to their board, parents, and supervisors. “observe4success tracks the date, time, duration, and observer every time we are in the classroom. It’s been helpful to show exactly when and with what kind of frequency we are getting into each of the the classrooms.”

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About observe4success
observe4success is the best classroom walkthrough software on the market today and truly is a collaborative tool for administrators and teachers in the 21st century.
observe4success is a practical, real-world, simple tool that educators can use to observe, encourage, enhance, and sustain effective instructional practice and classroom cultures in school communities. observe4success uniquely combines the newest technology, content that is easily understood, and meaningful graphic reports to support and assist teachers as both administrators and teachers study and improve the craft of teaching.
Respectful of the complexity of teaching and the observation of the practice, observe4success was developed by educators for educators. The dimensions and elements of observe4success reflect the best practices of current research. observe4success is committed to being a fluid product that reflects a system of continuous improvement to support the growth and enhancement of instructional practices and recognize exemplary teacher practice. observe4success offers a variety of reports, making your observation data easier to understand and more meaningful.
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