We are pleased to announce the release of the new Online Platform for Teaching and Informed Calibration (OPTIC)! This web site provides some basic information along with Resources and an FAQ section to learn more about the use of OPTIC for aligning expectations when observing instruction. On this site, you will be able to register for the system and log in once you have created your account. Administrators have the ability to invite educators to be part of their calibration groups and convene professional development sessions focused on video-based examples of instruction. These sessions can either be whole-group meetings where individuals come together to view and score the video examples and discuss their levels of agreement, or sessions can be structured where participants complete the scoring of the examples on their own, and then come together to discuss the results. All discussions are informed not only by looking at agreement on scores, but also through the examination of evidence and written feedback from all participants. Get started today!
October 24, 2018