What is OPTIC?

OPTIC is an observation tool for

  • the coaching and mentoring of learner-centered practitioners who use collaborative small groups

  • experienced practitioners to obtain feedback on their facilitating

  • administrators to aid in the evaluation of faculty who participate in learner-centered collaborative teaching styles, and

  • the documentation of collaborative small-group learning in a learner-centered classroom.

Available Resources

Contact Information

Urik Halliday, urhalliday@cps.edu, HS Teacher, Mentoring

Jamie Schneider, jamie.schneider@uwrf.edu, University, large active learning classroom

Gina Frey, gina.frey@utah.edu, University, large classrooms

Matt Horn, hornma@uvu.edu, University, large classrooms

Shannon Wachowski, shannonwachowski@gmail.com, HS Teacher, action research in the classroom

Clif Kussmaul, clif@kussmaul.org, University/Consultant, OPTIC App