03. Using OPTIC

OPTIC enables districts and educator preparation programs to train evaluators, supervisors,and observers in what to look for when observing teaching practice. Administrators can get started with the process by doing the following:

  1. Register for OPTIC
  2. Browse the available calibration tasks and pick the ones you would like to assign to a team at your site
  3. Create a group of administrators, evaluators, observers
  4. Assign the calibration task and invite the participants to view the calibration tasks you selected
  5. Monitor how many of your participants have completed the calibration tasks you have assigned
  6. Host a feedback session with your participants to view the report for each calibration task,identify areas of agreement and areas of discrepancy, explore selected evidence and written feedback, and discuss why the practice viewed represents the level of development selected