Worked part-time as an ACE Observer, flexible work schedule and work from home.
Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness Observer (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 22, 2013
TNTP provided exceptional training through conference calls, online presentations and reading resources.
New Teachers provided their schedules through an online form that then allowed observers some flexibility in determining classroom visits for observation. I was assigned 20 teachers to evaluate in approximately 16 different Baltimore City Schools.
Typically I observed 3-6 teachers a week. Immediately after an observation I returned home and spent 2-4 hours completing a written evaluation referring to my notes from the observation to provide evidence supporting teacher ratings. After completing the evaluation it was submitted electronically to TNTP and the Baltimore City Teaching Residency Program.
A challenge in this position was not having opportunities to interface with co-workers to discuss our experiences. We were required to communicate biweekly with our supervisor via email or a phone conversation.TNTP had ACE Observers complete a common evaluation through viewing and evaluating a video of a teacher that we then discussed via a conference call.
The best part of working for TNTP as an ACE Observer was being able to observe some terrific new teachers in action and being able to continue to work part-time in my area of expertise. Teaching our youth is the most challenging, important, and rewarding job. Being able to continue to support the goal of providing highly effective teachers to the students that need them most was a fulfilling experience.
Flexibility of work schedule and being able to work at home
Lack of interface time with co-workers