Talent Management: Supervision and Performance Evaluation Syllabus
This syllabus from the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) outlines a course that focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and supervise instruction in schools. The course covers developmental supervision and evaluation, including the elements of an effective teacher evaluation plan, the support required to implement and maintain effective teacher supervision, and how to make professional learning useful and tied to individual teachers’ identified needs. Further, the course emphasizes that well-designed evaluation systems are based on trust and strong relationships, in which actionable feedback will lead to appropriate support to drive ongoing improvement. There is strong emphasis on the leadership role in understanding and reinforcing the relationship among teacher evaluation, professional learning, equitable access to high-quality instruction, and school improvement planning.