To access observations or schedule a new observation for a specific teacher on the Professional Practice Dashboard, the principal must locate the teacher in the teacher list (or by searching for their name) and then click on the teacher's name in the 'Name' column shown below.
The 'Observations and Artifacts' page will open, as shown below. This page will display any existing observations that are "Completed", "In Process", or "Not Started". This page will also allow the principal to schedule or start a new observation for the teacher.
The 'Start' button will allow the principal to begin an unannounced observation with the teacher, as shown below.
The 'Schedule' button will allow the principal to schedule an observation with the teacher. The principal can choose to schedule an unannounced observation or schedule an announced observation along with choosing a time and date for the observation. After scheduling an observation, the observation will show as a block on the principals Professional Practice Calendar.
After the principal starts or schedules an observation, they can come back to the teacher's Observations & Artifacts page to access the observation at any time.