We describe how the UTeach Observation Protocol draws upon theories and practices heavily emphasized in teacher preparation—including deep student engagement, classroom management, STEM content fluency, lesson structuring, and innovative instructional models. We then present the ratings of three sample elementary mathematics lessons on the UTOP.
Evaluation of a Noyce Program: Development of Teacher Leaders in STEM Education
This paper describes how both the Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Theory-Driven Evaluation frameworks were used concurrently to design evaluation methods that were effective for assessing the impact of a dynamic teacher leadership program. The evaluation is situated within the context of a Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, which aimed to grow veteran science teachers into teacher leaders.