iObservation Reference Guide

A Guide to the iObservation Professional Growth and Evaluation Tool

Welcome fellow educators!  This website was created by the TBAISD Instructional Services Team to help you grow as an educator and achieve your highest level of performance.  The goal is to help you effectively use the  iObservation™ platform  founded on the Art and Science of Teaching , an in-depth-based treatment of research-based instructional strategies which can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement by Robert Marzano. 

The website can be used as a linear learning path for new educators, or a quick reference for educators needing to reconnnect with an activity or topic.  Our vision at TBAISD is to "be the best in the world" and if you have any feedback on how we could improve this guide, we welcome that feedback.

The website is organized by activity and chunked into topics.  Clicking or tapping on the symbol to the right of each topic will expand a topic and provide written instructions along with a video guide.  

 

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Requirements

 iObservation™ is compatible with desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and other web-enabled or internet-connected devices. Please ensure that your technology meets these requirements for system usage. We recommend the use of  iObservation™ on a laptop or tablet device. To learn more read the document or see the video below.

 

Documents

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Login, Password, and Settings

This is the place to start. This section will help you get started in iObservation™ show you how to adjust your user settings like: password, photo, email notification preferences, and themes.

 

Documents

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Videos

Play Video

 iObservation  First Time Password Setup

 

   Play Video  iObservation Settings and Themes

 

 

 

Growth Plans

Growth plans are typically done annually in the iObservation™ tool.  This will guide you in the steps to complete your growth plan, submit it to your evaluator for approval, and monitor your plan throughout the year.

 

Documents

PDF Download Growth Plan Quick Start Guide

Videos for Creating a Growth Plan

Play Video  Growth Plan - Step 1: Completing the Self Evaluation 

Play VideoGrown Plan Process, Adding Action Steps, and Submitting your plan to your evaluator for approval.

 

Videos for Approving a Growth Plan (for Evaluators)

Play Video How to finish a growth plan that has been submitted for review as an evaluator.

 

Observations

The  iObservation™ tool provides resources for formal, informal, and walkthrough observations. The resources below will guide you in the following:

  • Preparing for a formal observation

  • Locating forms to guide the pre and post conference of an observation

  • Conducting a self observation or peer observation

  • Viewing and responding to growth feedback after an observation

Documents

PDF DownloadiObservation Observation Quick Start Guide for Teachers (viewing and acknowledging observations)

 

PDF Download  iObservation Observation Quick Start Guide for Conducting Observations
  

Videos

Play Video iObservation Observation Guide for Teachers

 

Links

iObservation Website: www.effectiveeducators.com
Domain #1 Learning Map (2014)

Conferences and Discussions

The  iObservation™ tool provides resources for conferences and discussion allows you embed conversations directly into your growth plan. It is extremely efficient to use this this system to document your growth instead of trying to cut/paste from various  sources like traditional email messages.  As a reminder, you need to enable email notifications under settings to receive notifications of a conference or discussion. This section will guide you through:

  • Creating a conference, private conversation between you and one other educator from anywhere in the TBAISD region.
  • Creating a discussion, private conversation between you and multiple educators from anywhere in the TBAISD region.

Documents

PDF DownloadiObservation Conferences Quick Start Guide for Conferences (private discussion between you and one other regional educator)

 

PDF Download iObservation Conferences Quick Start Guide for Discussions (groups discussions between you and other regional educators)
  

Videos

Play Video iObservation Collaboration with Conferences and Discussions 

 

Links

iObservation Website: www.effectiveeducators.com
Domain #1 Learning Map (2014)

Pre and Post Conference

 iObservation™ contains pre and post conference forms to be used before and after an evaluation.  The documents and videos contained below will guide you through locating, accurately completing, and submitting the forms. This Quick Start Guide (QSG) includes how to start, edit, finish, and share a pre or post conference

Documents

PDF DownloadThis Quick Start Guide (QSG) includes how to start, edit, finish and share a pre or post conference

 

Videos

Play VideoiObservation Pre/Post Conference Forms includes how to locate, complete, save, and share a pre or post conference form

 

Links

iObservation Website: www.effectiveeducators.com
Domain #1 Learning Map (2014)

Resource Library

The iObservation™ resource library contains documents, videos, activities, and text resources for educators looking to deepen their understanding to teaching strategies and design questions.  The resources below will guide you in the following:

  • Searching for resources in the resource library

  • Viewing a resource

  • Sorting resources using the dropdown (title, updated, A-Z etc…), grade level, type (document/video), or design question (DQ)

  • Sharing a resource using a conference or discussion

Documents

PDF Document  iObservation Resource Libarary Quick Start Guide

PDF Document Research Base and Validation Studies on the Marzano Evaluation Model, April 2011
  

Videos

Play Video iObservation  Resource Library Tutorial Video

Links

iObservation Website: www.effectiveeducators.com
Domain #1 Learning Map (2014)