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Introducing your staff to the Framework for Teaching

The Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching is the rubric used as a formative tool for teacher development as well as for evaluating teacher practice. This set of Professional Learning Activities inlcudes six 30-minute sessions aimed at building teachers’ and school leaders’ familiarity with the Framework for Teaching. Please see the document titled "Introducing your Staff to the Framework for Teaching: How to Use this Professional Learning Activity" for a description of the sessions and the materials required for each.

Included Resources

After this session, participants will be able to understand the logic and structure of the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

This session requires the following materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Index cards/post-it notes

After engaging in this session, participants will be able to articulate what the components of the Framework for Teaching are and how they can support improving teacher practice.

This session requires the following materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Copies of Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching Components 1e, 3b and 3d
  • Copies of Template for Daniel...

Through this session, participants will be able to distinguish between low-inference evidence and opinion/interpretation and describe how low-inference note-taking helps observers accurately interpret teacher practice in order to support teacher development.

This session requires the following materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Copies of Danielson 201...

In this session, participants develop their ability to observe classroom practice while collecting low-inference evidence of teacher practice and code observation evidence.

This module requires the following materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Copies of Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching
  • Copies of Optional Low-Inference Note Taking Form
  • Video: Gra...

After this session, participants will be able to determine a level of teacher performance for selected components based on low-inference evidence.

This module requires the following materials:
PowerPoint Deck
Notes from Session 4
Copies of Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching

Through engaging in this session, participants will be able to prioritize areas for feedback and articulate best practices for giving feedback on teaching practice.

This session requires the following materials:

  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Notes from Sessions 4 and 5
  • Copies of Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching
  • Copies of Sharing Meaningful Feedback o...

The Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching is the rubric used as a formative tool for teacher development as well as for evaluating teacher practice. This Learning Opportunity contains six 30-minute sessions aimed at building teachers’ and school leaders’ familiarity with the Framework for Teaching. This document outlines the materials needed for each session included in this professional learning activity. 

Standards:
Quality Review Indicators 4.1 Teacher Support and Supervision
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