• Peer of Choice Cycle 


     

    Peer of choice overview  

    The Anoka-Hennepin Q Comp plan requires that staff are observed by more that one person over the course of the year. A "peer of choice" acts as the observer for one of the three Q Comp observations, typically the second observation.
     
    A staff member acting as a peer of choice is paid $100 in recognition of participation in the pre-observation conference, post-observation conference, and their preparation for the post-observation conference.
    • Peer of choice overview - Document describing the POC process
    • The peer of choice observation is intended to be a formative observation. The data to be collected will be determined by the staff member being observed, with the focus generally being on a specific skill, process, or strategy. 
    • Your Q Comp peer evaluator will facilitate the pre-observation and post-observation conferences between you and your peer of choice. Only your peer of choice will be present at your observation. 

     

    Who can be a peer of choice?

    • All licensed staff who have been trained may act as a peer of choice.  
    • Probationary staff members are not observed by a peer of choice, but may act as a peer of choice for others. 
    • One person may act as a peer of choice for up to five staff members.
    • Staff members may not choose the same peer of choice two years in a row.
    • Staff members need to be trained in order to serve as a peer of choice.  The training is accessible by registering through the LMS system.
    • Building principals may limit the individuals that can act as a peer of choice to accommodate the instructional needs of the building.

     

    Peer of choice commitments

    • Participate in the pre-observation conference to better understand the data you are being asked to collect and the lesson you will be observing.
    • Accurately record the requested data.
    • Summarize the data collected to be shared with the observed colleague.
    • Participate in the post-observation conference, sharing your thoughts about the lesson.

      

    Peer of choice training

    • Beginning Fall 2016:  To serve as a Peer of Choice for another teacher, you must complete the new online training. Register online through LMS like all staff development opportunities.

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    Peer of Choice Observation Process

    1. Staff member selects and contacts a colleague to act as a peer of choice.
    2. Staff member, peer of choice, and peer evaluator work together to schedule the pre-observation conference, observation, and post-observation conference. 
    3. Staff member completes a pre-observation planning form (form E) in the online Anoka-Hennepin Employee Performance System.
    4. Staff member, peer of choice, and peer evaluator meet for a pre-observation conference to discuss the lesson and observation.
    5. During the lesson, the peer of choice observes and collects the requested data.
    6. After the lesson, the peer of choice summarizes the data collected to prepare for the post-observation conference.
    7. Staff member, peer of choice, and peer evaluator meet for a post-observation conference to reflect on the lesson, review the data that was collected, and discuss plans for future observations.
    8. Staff member completes a post-observation reflection (form F) in the Anoka-Hennepin Employee Performance System.
    9. Form G in the Anoka-Hennepin Employee Performance System is a mid-year reflection completed by the staff member after the peer of choice observation is completed.