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Browse and make a copy (File->Make a copy) of the mini-observation template here and go to the "Read Me" tab for instructions on how to set it up.  The template contains entirely made up teacher data and is not intended to show best practice in the notation of administrator feedback.

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Teacher Mini-Observation Tracking System using Google Forms and Scripts

Problem of practice

How can overburdened school administrators manage their workflow to enable short mini-observations aligned to a teacher effectiveness framework like Danielson without getting locked into expensive, proprietary software?

Solution

This well thought-out template, created by a collaboration between a highly successful NYCDOE principal and an Apps Script developer, makes data entry a snap, helps administrators prioritize observations, and supports communications with teachers.

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