A Harvard researcher shares her national perspective on improving professional development

One of the biggest challenges in K-12 education is finding an effective and productive way to evaluate teacher performance. In a world where technology is rapidly reshaping the classroom, it’s natural to look to its potential, especially considering that many schools now have the technology to do classroom observation via video. However, these same schools aren’t yet convinced whether the investment will change status quo evaluations. To find out, in 2012, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard, where I work, piloted the Best Foot Forward Project...

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About the Author:

Miriam Greenberg is the director of education and communications at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research, where she directed the Best Foot Forward project, a research study designed to determine whether video technology can improve classroom observations.