Conducting Peer Observations of Teaching for Professional DevelopmentWhen designed as a professional development experience, peer observation of teaching can be a beneficial experience for both faculty members involved. In this workshop, participants will learn to use a structured protocol for conducting a formative classroom observation using a peer review model in which goals for the observation are established, an in-class observation is performed, and data from the observation is reviewed during a follow-up feedback session. Multiple observation instruments will be introduced so that faculty can select the instrument that they feel aligns best with their classroom characteristics, instructional approach, and goals for the observation. Each faculty participant in the workshop will partner with a peer to experience the process both as a teacher and observer.

  • Two sessions to choose from:
    • Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitators:
    • Michael Bates, Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Distance Education
    • Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.5 (awarded after workshop attendance and completion of observations as both observer and teacher)
  • Register

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.