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Part I


Creating Transformational Feedback:

Understanding the Foundational Research & Literature


transformation through feedback

At ReVision Learning, we believe many parts must come together to form impactful and effective teacher evaluation systems. We root our building blocks in foundational research that has helped to transform the field of education. In this course, you will come to discover the theoretical underpinnings of the ReVision Learning approach centered on building the capacity and increasing the effectiveness of all instructional leaders.

Learning Targets:


As an instructional leader I can…

Understand the research and literature that undergirds the ReVision Learning approaches to evaluation practice and evaluator capacity development.

In order to:

Utilize the research to serve as an effective agent of change and to build a community of learners within my school and district.


Complete reflective questions in the forum and review others’ responses.

Complete the short quizzes to highlight your learning 

Prerequisite assessments:  NONE


  1. After you have completed this course, continue to explore some of the fundamental research and literature on Instructional Leadership and Change beyond what is presented in these lessons.
  2. Additional readings have been provided below to assist you in your work. Consider how you can internalize the message behind each and apply these to your work in supporting teachers.
  3. Give further consideration to the Reflection Questions throughout this module and share your insights with others taking the course.

Additional Research and Literature

The additional research and literature that will provide an important foundation to your work as an evaluator and/or instructional coach includes the following three areas:

Area # 1:  The Power of Feedback (Hattie & Timperly, 2007)

Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The power of feedback. Review of Educational Research 77(1), 81-112. doi:10.3102/003465430298487

Hattie, J. (2009). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. New York, NY: Routledge.

Area #2:  Growth Mindset (Dweck, 2006)

Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.

Area #3:  Teacher Efficacy (Bandura, 1997)

Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman

Explore these areas as you continue to grow and learn in your instructional leadership.



Theoretical Underpinnings


Theoretical Underpinnings At ReVision Learning, we have developed a unique support instrument, processes, and the required scaffolding for instructional leaders to develop their skills in providing high quality feedback for growth.…

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