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Additionally, principals would provide a written narrative outlining his/her accomplishment, growth, and potential areas for development for each ISLLC standard since the previous evaluation cycle. Each portfolio would be assessed using a district/state developed rubric to determine the candidates’ level of proficiency for each standard. A rubric similar to the one collaboratively developed in South Carolina for this purpose (Amsterdam, Johnson, Monrad,&Tonnsen, 2005) could either be developed through a mutual approach with building level and central office administrators at the district level or a more general one could be proposed by the State. Results would be shared with the principal candidate in a formal/informal end of year conference and used to develop personal professional improvement plans.

Overall, the New Jersey portfolio process should be formative in nature allowing for several meetings throughout the year between both the principal and his/her evaluating supervisor, in most cases the Superintendent of Schools. These meetings would focus on the selection, analysis and inclusion of pertinent data and artifacts to the portfolio, which would assist the principal in identifying and reflecting on changing behaviors that would facilitate and lead to the development of a better overall leadership practice (Marcoux et al., 2003).

It is the primary goal of the professional E-Portfolio to provide the impetus for the principal to engage in and develop a substantial set of reflective skills on the strengths and weaknesses of his/her practice in an objective manner (Green, 2004b). Since much of the literature on teacher professional development and supervision suggests this same reflective skill development in teachers, it only seems reasonable to expect no less from those that lead them, principals.

Shadow/observation day(s)

Currently, principal evaluations are often conducted in an office which may be literally miles away from the site where a principal engages his/her practice of leadership of a school community. The evaluation is more often than not, based on perceptions by the evaluator, who has little, if any, on-site interaction with the principal being evaluated. Such evaluations from “afar” do not accurately capture the true essence of performance of the building principal. Consequently, in keeping with the intent of creating an overall interactive process, the shadow observation day(s ) is an integral part of an evaluation process which is established to not only assess, but to assist in the professional development of a principal throughout his/her career development.

Shadowing and observing the principal during a “typical” day becomes a means of establishing firsthand how the leader engages in all aspects of the practice of leadership. It includes observations of interactions between members of the school community, which include parents, students, teachers, staff, and others. It becomes an opportunity for on- site discussions between the principal and the evaluator and establishes strong lines of communication by listening and understanding the need of those leading the organization (Marzano, Waters,&McNulty, 2005). The decision-making process, meeting facilitation, communication patterns, priority of day structure, and many other aspects of a leader’s practice can be directly observed and documented in an authentic school setting. This day becomes an opportunity for the evaluator to observe, question and respond to the issues of the day which will add to the richness and accuracy of the overall evaluation process. Through this process, learning and professional development can then also be achieved through reflection of behaviors and the decision making process used by the principal being shadowed (Roan&Rooney, 2006). Upon completion of the day, the evaluator will conference with the principal and document his/her assessment of the day. Once again, this becomes meaningful data for evaluation and professional growth and works to create a bond between the principal and his/her respective shadow administrator (Walker, 1990).

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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