​​​​​​Midwestern Symposium on Teacher Evaluation

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The College of Education at the University of Findlay invites scholars, educational leaders and education organizations to attend our annual symposium on teacher evaluation.

As legislators and the general public give more attention to teacher accountability, it is imperative that scholars and practitioners make an informed contribution to the national conversation about teacher evaluation. This forum represents the opportunity for educators to engage in purposeful dialogue about the latest research and best practices in the field.

2018 Midwestern Symposiu​​m​ on Teacher Evaluation

​September 29, 2018

8 am - 3 pm

University of Findlay

Winebrenner Theological Seminary


Register Here​​​​

The University of Findlay would like to offer you a special attendance rate this year. If you pre-register before June 1, you will receive $10 off the normal rate.

Teachers and Administrators

            Preregistration - $40

            Registration -$50


            Preregistration - $35

            Registration -$45​

Interested in presenting at this year's symposium?

Presentations are sought from academic researchers, multiple presenters, teachers, administrators, central office personnel, educational service centers and graduate students.  

Proposals must be submitted by July 1, 2018.  Please email your proposal outline to [email protected]

2017 Midwestern Symposium on Teacher Evaluation

Sponsored by California Casualty and The Renhill Group

Keynote speaker: 

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University where she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program, which she helped to redesign.  She currently serves as the chair of California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Darling-Hammond is past president of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of its awards for Distinguished Contributions to Research, Lifetime Achievement, and Research-to-Policy. She is also a member of the American Association of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Education. From 1994–2001, she was executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future was named one of the most influential reports affecting U.S. education in that decade. In 2006, Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy. In 2008, she served as the leader of President Barack Obama’s education policy transition team.

Darling-Hammond began her career as a public school teacher and co-founded both a preschool and a public high school. She served as Director of the RAND Corporation’s education program and as an endowed professor at Columbia University, Teachers College before coming to Stanford. She has consulted widely with federal, state and local officials and educators on strategies for improving education policies and practices. Among her more than 500 publications are a number of award-winning books, including The Right to Learn, Teaching as the Learning Profession, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World and The Flat World and Education. She received an Ed.D. from Temple University (with highest distinction) and a B.A. from Yale University (magna cum laude).


For more information, please contact Jon Brasfield, Ph.D., [email protected]