SMT is priced so any individual can use this observation and feedback tool to help them develop and fine-tune their teaching as they continue to grow toward becoming a world-class and exemplary teacher. An individual license will allow that person to complete their own observations, and to invite others to also register for SMT. Once the invited colleague has registered, you can add them to your teaching observation team and they can provide feedback and suggestions and vice versa. You can have as many as three other people on your observation team for an observation, chosen from a dropdown list of perhaps many other people who have accepted your invite. The low registration cost allows you a full year of use of SMT. Whether you are working by yourself, as a current or future teacher, maybe to prepare for the edTPA or National Board Certification of Teachers submission, or mentoring future teachers, or just working to improve your teaching and growing and improving even more as professional teachers strive to do, SMT is ready to provide high-quality data and analysis for such purposes.
SMT has a group feature built into the registration process for future teachers, teacher education faculty, and cooperating teachers that facilitates collaborative observation and enhances communication and feedback. A methods instructor, program director, clinical supervisor, or a Dean, registers their group (or groups) of future teachers and teacher preparation program faculty for a desired number of users. Then emails of the group members are entered and invites are sent, thereby completing the formation and registration of the group.
This group is now ready for a single member to use SMT, or up to four members of a team can collaborate on teaching observations using SMT, with names of potential team members chosen from a drop-down list of the members in the group. No person outside of the list of group members will have access to any of the observations, and no person outside of the four members on the observation team will have access to that specific observation, thereby controlling access and confidentiality.
But with a team approach, imagine the potential collaborative synergy when a future teacher, a cooperating teacher, the university supervisor, and perhaps a key faculty member who taught the methods course, gets involved in mentoring and feedback.
How might SMT be used in teacher preparation? For example:
Note that registrations for teacher education groups can be covered by individuals using a pool sourced from student class-fees, or by having each person pay directly for their own registration, or covered by the teacher program through funded grants, or donations.
SMT has a group feature built into the registration process for administrators and teachers that facilitates collaborative observation and enhances communication and feedback. An individual such as a building leader registers their group of teachers and administrators for a desired number of users. Then emails of the group members are entered, and invitations are sent, thereby completing the formation and registration of the group.
This group is now ready for a single member to use SMT, or up to four members of a team can collaborate on teaching observations. Names of team members are chosen from a drop-down list of the members of the entire group. No person outside of the list of group members will have access to any of the observations, and no person outside of the four team members selected for participating in the observation will have access to that specific observation, thereby controlling access and confidentiality.
Imagine the substantial collaborative synergy that emerges when a teacher, an administrator, and up to two other individuals of the group get involved in mentoring and providing feedback.
Note that group registrations are paid for by the school or district, building Principals, or a district administrator.
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Note that in the SeeMeTeach™ Terms of Service for there is specific language that prohibits using SMT as a tool for any compensated work or in association for services you provide or use in a business you own or are an employee of, without FIRST obtaining a written licensing agreement from World Class Teaching LLC. For the specific language on restrictions, see the SeeMeTeach™ Terms of Service.