Teaching In Action Program 

Observe Best Practices in a Classroom Like Yours

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Program Overview

The Teaching In Action Program connects teachers who seek to improve their instructional skills with high performing teachers in their content area or grade level. Teachers can go online to view profiles of strong teachers who are available to be observed, reserve a time and date to visit a classroom, and fill out a classroom visit form that allows them to describe their goals for the observation. Following the observation, the observed teacher (called a ‘consulting’ teacher) has a follow-up conversation with the visiting teacher either in person, by phone, or via email to discuss the lesson and how to implement best practices. 

This year’s cohort of consulting teachers represents nearly every content area, grade level, and ward in the district. Visit octo.quickbase.com and click on Teaching In Action to reserve an appointment with a consulting teacher. Please see below for detailed instructions for how to sign up through Quickbase, as well as instructions for how to request a substitute teacher through SmartFindExpress.

Content Areas Consulting Teachers Cover

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Education
  • Dual Language
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Visual Art
  • Elementary
  • Literacy
  • World Languages
  • ESL
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Health

Sign Up to Observe a Consulting Teacher

To reserve a slot to observe great teaching in your grade level and content area, visit octo.quickbase.com and click on “DCPS Teaching In Action.”

Quotes From Last Year’s Participants

I really learned a lot just watching her interact with the students, especially the small transitions. My consulting teacher sat down and talked with me for about a half hour and gave me some helpful behavior monitoring paperwork. She also helped to get me into the right frame of mind to work with some of my students. Thank you again for everything you did to make this happen! I really do appreciate it.–Preschool Teacher

I picked up new instructional methods, observed classroom management strategies, learned how to differentiate instruction, and saw great teaching in general. I immediately began implementing the strategies I observed! --Elementary School Teacher

My visiting teacher suggested that once she came to visit me and we had our post-visit conference, that I go to her classroom to observe her to see if she was effective in carrying out the suggestions we talked about. We all, regardless of our experience, can always learn something! --Middle School Consulting Teacher

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