If you don't know what an evidence binder is, be glad! Just kidding...well not really. The evidence binder is part of APPR, a teacher evaluation system adapted by NY State and probably a lot of other states. Our district chose the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Teachers are assessed based on a point system and the evidence binder is part of that point system. I am no expert on the Framework or APPR. I really just do what I need to do. The evidence binder itself is supposed to include "evidence" that you were a "highly effective" teacher. There are four domains: Domain One - Planning and Preparation, Domain Two - The Classroom Environment, Domain Three - Instruction, and Domain Four - Reflecting on Teaching. Each domain has subcategories. Each district has different requirements for what exactly goes into their teachers' evidence binders.
In this packet, I included dividers for the four domains, dividers for the sub-categories, an editable binder cover, binder spine inserts, evidence logs, editable evidence logs, and samples from my evidence binder with links for the evidence I utilized.
Here is a sample of one piece of evidence and the evidence log:
I have been reading some of the comments on this post and I totally agree that this was a waste of my valuable time. It took me forever to finish. It is a nice way for our administrators to see what we are doing in our room, but on the other hand, the administrators would have more time to come into our rooms or walk around the building if they did not have to spend hours writing up observations. The new observation format is crazy! It makes me never want to be an administrator.