Subscribers to this service can purchase user licenses for supported
teacher/principal evaluation systems. Through the ongoing base fee, NERIC
staff provide local software support to teachers and administrators
utilizing the various online modules available through each others support
In a subscriber’s first year in the service, NERIC staff also deliver
formal training on the system to new users. Training includes an initial
orientation to the software, guidance on software set-up, and guided
instruction, coaching and practice of system features. Where
appropriate, professional development may be presented in collaboration
with Capital Region BOCES'
Support Services staff.
The software packages currently contain:
iObservation (604.230.010/020/030) is an instructional and leadership
improvement system. It collects, manages and reports longitudinal
data from classroom walk-through's teacher evaluations and teacher
observations. Teach growth and leadership practices inform professional development, which is differentiated
to individual learning needs for each teacher and leader to increase
his or her effectiveness.
MLP/OASYS (604.230.110/120/140) is a
Web-based observation and appraisal
management system. In MLP/OASYS, communications and documentation easily
flow in multiple directions, from practitioner to evaluator and the
reverse, between multiple evaluators, even among peers. Through its
scheduling feature, form settings, bi-directional approval routing
and email notifications, MLP/OASYS provides an open-ended, yet
structured, approach to collaboration that enables all participants
to engage actively in the process. The MLP/OASYS service can be bundled
with the MyLearningPlan/PDMS
system offered through
NERIC’s Professional Development Tracking System Support service.
Teachscape (604.230.210/220/230) modules combine software tools for
classroom observation and evaluation and online learning content
based on authentic teaching practice to support professional
development and school turnaround. Teachscape enables instructional
leaders to quickly collect classroom observation data and provides a
framework for reflective discussions, data analysis, action planning
and progress monitoring.