While students enjoyed summer vacation in Millbury, Massachusetts, district administrators Gregory Myers and Jennifer Bellville reflected on engaging teachers and evaluators around collecting feedback from students last year. Greg and Jenn discuss with Panorama how they worked with the teachers on the district’s Educator Evaluation Committee to make key decisions and to champion the survey project across the district.
As the school year comes to a close, school and district administrators are interested in gathering feedback from their teachers. Today, we are announcing the release of Panorama’s latest survey, the Panorama Teacher Survey, to support the important process of collecting feedback and engaging teachers. To make sure as many schools as possible can gather feedback from teachers at the end of the school year, using Panorama to customize and administer the Panorama Teacher Survey and receive survey reports is entirely free this spring.
Matt Strom, Executive Director of Research and Assessment for the Chandler Unified School District, a district of 40,000 students in Chandler, AZ, talks to Panorama about how his district structures its student survey program to give teachers actionable data about their students and classrooms. Teachers in Chandler see their survey reports first and take time to reflect on their results. Principals see classroom-level reports later on.
The future of professional development. The role of student leadership on school campuses. Why “non-cognitive factors” need a new name. Equipping teachers with next steps based on data, rather than data on past actions. Panorama team members Aaron Feuer, Brian Rainville, Hunter Gehlbach, and Xan Tanner shared their perspectives on these topics in guests posts for “Straight Up” this week.
Farmington Public Schools in central Connecticut collects feedback from students, teachers and staff, and families and uses this 360 survey data to improve teaching and learning across the district. We recently caught up with Kimberly Wynne, Assistant Superintendent, to chat about the impact of feedback data in Farmington’s schools.
Panorama Education works with schools to administer surveys and provide reporting for student, staff, and family surveys. In an interactive session on Wednesday, April 1 at 3pm CT/ 4pm ET, Kevin Hayden and Jessica Cole will discuss how Panorama partners with school districts to administer school climate surveys and to provide analytics and interactive reports.