What is SeeMeTeach™?

A powerful teacher observation and development tool that has both a qualitative mode for comments and feedback, and a unique quantitative mode for robust data collection linked to video, with instant analysis for feedback and coaching.

Teacher Observation - Anytime. Anymode. Anywhere!

Live Observation | Virtual Live Observation | From Video | From Audio

SMT Contains
  • Qualitative comments collection, analysis, and feedback
  • Quantitative data collection, instant analysis, and feedback
  • Data displayed using tables, graphs, charts, heat maps
  • Data linked to video segments
  • Seating charts showing student engagement and misbehaviors
  • Teacher-student interaction data, patterns, and specific wait-times
  • Feedback forms, standard or your own
  • Fosters collaboration of up to four team members for observation and feedback
  • Facilitates powerful teacher observation, peer coaching and feedback
  • Common customer set is educators – SMT solves the major problem of educators who lack data embedded into teacher and classroom observations, and improvement plans.
For Use By:
  • Pre-service Teachers in regular or alternative programs
  • Cooperating Teachers and Clinical Supervisors
  • Methods of teaching instructors and teacher preparation faculty
  • Candidates for EdTPA preparation/submission
  • Teachers – observe, reflect and fine-tune their teaching, or those working on National Board Certification of Teachers (NBCT) submission
  • Teachers and Administrators - formal observations, growth and improvement plans
  • Faculty or Graduate Student Research
  • Program and Grant Evaluators
  • School Districts – self and external assessment
  • Department of Public Instruction – evidence of performance and growth from programs
  • Institutions of Higher Education - faculty development and excellence programs

Features

The Qualitative Mode - Highlights and Important Features

Lesson Plans

Before, during, or after the observation, the observer can quickly access the teacher’s Lesson Plans, either via the Dashboard, or via the Team Table

Pre-lesson Questions

To provide the observer with some context and information about the upcoming observation, the teacher can respond to the Pre-lesson Questions, which the observer can see via the dashboard, or via the observation pages

Observation – Categories and Comments

The observer, or multiple team members, provide comments, labeled by categories

Seating Chart

The teacher or observer can create a Seating Chart and refer to this when making comments - showing each student and also showing small groups

Post Lesson Questions

To stimulate reflection, this can be filled out or accessed via the settings, or via the observation/analysis page

Team Table

Using this feature a user can choose whose comments to view

Using data and evidence

The observer can use data from the quantitative analysis to bolster comments made during the qualitative comments mode

Summative Forms

When the observation is over, the observer can add Summative Comments, and/or fill in Summative Forms

The Quantitative Mode – Highlights and Important Features

Code Summary

Where all the data is summarized using graphs and tables

Student Engagement

Displays which students contributed to the class, and when, using black bars on a timeline, and also a heat map on the seating chart. The user can also isolate data for an individual student, and play the linked video. Red bars indicate when the teacher was using whole class strategies to get all students thinking and responding. The Seating Chart also displays student engagement within small groups

Management Summary

Management Summary provides a seating chart, timeline and individual student data for misbehaviors using black bars on the timeline that are also linked to the video, and the teacher’s response and intervention using red bars that are linked to video

Interaction Patterns

Interaction Patterns provides a look at the teacher’s teaching fingerprint, uncovering and showing major tendencies for how they interact with students, and how much student-student interaction was present in the lesson

Wait-time Summary

The Wait-time Summary provides a breakdown of wait-time 1 and wait-time 2 (and more) as well as wait-time averages for different question types and teacher actions

Small Group

Small Group data can be collected and tagged for each small group and then analyzed and displayed according to the specific small groups

Data Buttons

Data Buttons is a feature used to search for specific types of data, that can be located and the linked video played to see that type of teacher or student action

Pre-Lesson Questions

Pre-Lesson Questions, can be accessed from both the Settings screen and from the Analysis screen

Post-Lesson Questions

Post-Lesson Questions, can be accessed from both the Settings screen and from the Analysis screen

Summative Comments and Summative Forms

When the observation is over, the observer can add Summative Comments, and/or fill in Summative Forms

Download or Export Data Feature

SMT software is designed to allow the user to download the raw data collected during a teacher observation. Clicking the Download Data button will compile the raw data into a .csv (spreadsheet) file that resides on the user’s computer to apply a statistical package external to SMT and thereby achieve their own customized and personalized analysis.