School districts around the country are working to find meaningful ways to address the challenging issue of teacher evaluations. Can a good and fair system be designed to measure teacher effectiveness? Can it be developed so that it becomes a tool to help teachers improve their performance?
Grading the Teachers: An Exploration into Teacher Evaluation seeks to answer these questions using engaging interviews with 21 teachers, administrators, and professors from around the country. The documentary is organized into five different sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the teacher evaluation initiative: Key Features; Leadership; Trust; Hopes & Fears; Advice.
The documentary was produced and directed by Dr. David Silverberg. His work is based on his 3-year research and district facilitation of teacher evaluation systems. It focuses on pioneering practices that maximize the value of teacher evaluation systems.
Dr. Silverberg received his doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University (CA) and was awarded a Fellowship at the Klingenstein Center Teachers College, Columbia University (NY). He has served as a professor, administrator and consultant and has published and presented research about teacher evaluation systems. You can visit Dr. Silverberg’s website at: www.drdavesilverberg.com