New Teacher/Student Teacher
Using the Pathwise Classroom Observation System, New Teacher/Student Teacher Observation Training allows
administrators, mentors, college/university supervisors, and
cooperating teachers to assist new teachers, student teachers, teacher
candidates, and novice teachers.
Built on a framework of essential teaching skills as defined by professional educators, Pathwise™
is a tool for the assessment of classroom
performance for new teachers, novice teachers, student teachers, and
teacher candidates. A “no-surprises”
approach to classroom observation, training is essential for the
observers, and orientation to the model is provided
for all who are being assessed.
assessment was the most helpful part of the program. It showed specific
areas that I needed to improve.
- New Teacher, Brainerd Teacher Support System
assessment system's foundation (definition of 19 essential teaching
criteria) is supported by significant research and the consensus of
hundreds of professional educators from around the country. The 19
Pathwise™ criteria are organized divided into four domains:
system is flexible, responsive to individual personal teaching styles,
and allows teachers the opportunity to demonstrate their
competencies naturally in a nonjudgmental environment. It is a
constructive system of conferencing, observation, reflection, and
feedback, promoting professional growth through which teachers identify
their own strengths and needs, and build their professional development
|Domain A: Organizing content knowledge for student learning
Domain B: Creating an environment for student learning
Domain C: Teaching for student learning
Domain D: Teacher professionalism
assessment is cyclical. It is designed to help novice teachers, student
teachers, interns, and teacher candidates identify their own strengths
and needs. Pathwise™ is assessment, not evaluation. It is used for instructional improvement.