More than 1.4 million classroom walkthroughs have been conducted around the world using Power Walkthrough. The software contains practice-proven observation templates on effective instructional strategies, which can easily be customized to match your school’s exact needs and specific goals. Power Walkthrough can be used by instructional coaches and school leaders when conducting classroom observations to provide valuable coaching and PD feedback for teachers. Our user-friendly software records and organizes data from multiple walkthroughs and generates dashboard-style reports to help guide coaching conversations and prioritize PD needs and opportunities.
Tools for classroom observations, coaching, and overall collaboration
Instructional coaching flourishes with Power Walkthrough
McREL’s Power Walkthrough software helps educators from the classroom to the central office maximize their potential to improve professional practices and make a difference in student achievement. Power Walkthrough helps an entire school or district build a shared language and focus to deepen professional growth, expand skills, and improve instruction.
Power Walkthrough contains templates and frameworks based on McREL’s decades-long research and analysis of effective teaching and leading, including Classroom Instruction That Works, Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners, and The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching.
McREL partners with Harris Education Solutions, which provides the technology platform.
Based on nearly 5,000 walkthroughs, this graphic shows evidence that teachers are setting classroom objectives in 75% of the classrooms. Are learning objectives visible to students in your classrooms?
Setting Objectives | Research Recommendations
Classroom Instruction That Works provides research recommendations on Setting Objectives. Data from more than 3,700 classroom walkthroughs shows that 63% of the time, the learning activities are aligned with the learning objectives. Read Classroom Instruction That Works to review the research recommendations for all nine research-based categories of instructional strategies.