Method: Observation Protocol
The instrument was developed to measure the quality of an observed K-12 science or mathematics professional development session. It examines the following components of the session: design, implementation, mathematics/science content, exploring pedagogy/instructional materials, leadership content, and culture. The protocol was developed and is used as part of the core evaluation of the Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement program.
- Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement Professional Development Observation Protocol (171 K)
- Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Findings from a Decade of Local Systemic Change (LSC) Projects
Notes on use: The protocol was intended to reflect the standards for exemplary practice at the time of its development, but not to prescribe particular instructional strategies.