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Gratitude For Five Years-Here’s to Five More

July 1, 2016

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward This past month, ReVision Learning Partnership celebrated its Five Year Anniversary. I wanted to take a moment to stop and reflect upon the importance of those around me who have helped keep its […]

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Making Video-Based Calibration Matter

June 2, 2016

At ReVision Learning Partnership we want to ensure evaluator capacity focuses on high quality feedback. Teachers deserve to trust their observations. School administrators need to know evaluators can deliver feedback focused on student achievement. Taxpayers should demand an effective teacher for their children. For the last half decade schools have “ensured” evaluators calibrate against some video. […]

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Personalized Learning for All

May 28, 2016

As teachers we have all been there. Stuffed into a dimly lit room with a speaker droning on while bullet point after bullet point in a useless PowerPoint flies by. Educators often have no escape from mandated professional development. They get rewarded not with learning but a certificate of showing up. A badge of being […]

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Claim, Connect, Action: Making Teacher Feedback Effective

May 23, 2016

Doing it right means so much more than getting it right. A lesson we have learned working with evaluators across the country, especially with teacher evaluations. At ReVision Learning we know the challenges of observing teachers, collecting evidence, and analyzing our notes against attributes and frameworks. We realize then taking all of this information and […]

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Accuracy will Never be Enough in Educator Evaluation

May 6, 2016

What answer do you think you will get when you ask the average teacher which they would prefer: Have an evaluator observe and tell them what they did during the lesson? OR Have an evaluator help them understand how what they did during the lesson represented strengths in helping students learn, and to point out […]

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Making Sense of Educator Evaluation

April 21, 2016

As an educational community, it is time to reconsider our current approach to educator evaluation. Changes made over the past five years have turned performance review into a series of events strung together to monitor either teacher or leader performance within a school.  This narrow definition has been promoted by well-meaning policy makers and reinforced […]

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Feedback on Teacher Performance is Not an Event

March 2, 2016

It took twenty years of dialogue and professional learning to begin to break down the walls in educational leadership practice that distinguished a principal’s role as an instructional leader versus a manger of budget and buses. The new question in educational leadership is; “What is the distinction between the role of a principal as a […]

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Student Self-Assessment: Building Growth Minded Learners

February 29, 2016

Guest Author: Amy Tepper Amy is a Senior Contributing Consultant with ReVision Learning Partnership I recently reread the Voices of ReVision post Patrick wrote in January for the new year about goals. Did everyone catch that one? He’s a runner, and though I was Captain of the Cross Country team in high school and can […]

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ReVision Learning’s Collegial Calibrations Overview

February 22, 2016

ReVision Learning’s Collegial Calibrations professional learning model is design to support development of the knowledge and skills required for deeper instructional analysis and quality feedback to teachers about their practice.

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ReVision Learning Instructional Leadership Solutions

February 19, 2016

The effectiveness of a school leader has been found to be second only to the effectiveness of a teacher in impact on school success. ReVision Learning offers comprehensive solutions for schools, districts and states that are designed to support a leader’s development of instructional analysis in classrooms and allow leaders to foster meaningful relationships that […]

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Goals 2016: Shout them from the rooftops

January 8, 2016

Like most people entering into the New Year, I am reflecting on past goals, lamenting a few that I gave up on, celebrating the ones I achieved, and establishing new goals to challenge myself in 2016. As I reflect, I realize more and more that I tend to hold tighter to those goals I have […]

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ReVision Learning Announces Upcoming On-Line Courses

December 10, 2015

Designing and delivering professional learning to support adults in today’s school environments requires the same multi-dimensional planning we expect to see in our classrooms. Providing educators access to new learning, offering resources to reinforce existing or on-going learning, and building targeted, supportive professional learning programs is made more possible through integration of technology. In January […]

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We stand with the hundreds of thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets to demand justice and respect for black men, women, and children. We commit to working actively to support educators, policy makers, and legislators in the fight against institutional racism. We seek through our efforts to end injustice by continuing to work to ensure equitable and accessible learning for all.