The summative assessment of teachers is a topic that has plagued every school in every generation. Serious questions exist as to the validity of evaluation forms across school systems. Our WELS schools are no different. In this sectional presentation, we’ll discuss the importance of the summative assessment of teachers, hear from a leader in the field (not Jeff!), and plan ways to implement effective strategies in schools for the ministerial growth and development of our teachers in order to directly impact student learning.
Dr. Jeff Wiechman is a 1992 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College (B.S.Ed.), a 1999 graduate of the University of Nebraska (M.S.Ed.Admin.), and a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota (Ed.D.). His ministry experience includes both teaching and administrative duties in the WELS at the elementary, middle, secondary, and post-secondary levels. He doesn’t claim to have all the answers about instructional supervision, but he is passionate about trying to make it the best it can be for teacher growth and for student learning.