In recent years, school reform efforts have increasingly focused on ways to evaluate and improve teacher performance in the classroom. But what makes a teacher evaluation effective—particularly for educators who teach students both with and without disabilities? What are the challenges to putting effective evaluation systems in place for our educators?

Join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents for a webinar, “Trends in Special Education Teacher Evaluations in Public Education.” This informative and interactive webinar explored the trends and complexities of special education teacher evaluations in the public schools.

Sponsored by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, this one-hour webinar featured Deborah Ziegler, associate executive director, and Kimberly Hymes, senior director, of CEC’s policy and advocacy services. These experts shared insights and answered questions about this important topic, which impacts both the field of special education and all of K–12 education.