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Charlotte Danielson

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An insight into Teacher Evaluation
Breaking down the framework
Work Cited
Who is Charlotte Danielson?
Studied Liberal Arts, History, Philosophy and economy
Obtained teaching credentials
BA in History from Cornell University
Advanced Degrees in Philosophy, Economics and Educational Administration from Oxford and Rutgers University
Worked for ETS
Kindergarten- College
Teacher, Administrator, Curriculum Director, Staff Developer, Author
Worked several regions of the United states
Consultant to hundreds of Districts Universities, Intermediate Agencies, State Departments of Education
Charlotte Danielson

What is the Danielson Framework for teaching?
Why use the Framework?
Planning and Preparation
The Classroom environment
In-service training is required.
One-day workshop

There are 5 components within the Instruction domain:
The teacher evaluation framework originally came about as a complex definition of good teaching that could be used for numerous purposes. Charlotte Danielson created the framework as a source for teachers to self-evaluate and better enhance their teaching skills.

Learning Outcomes:
Explore who Charlotte Danielson is
Who is the Danielson group?
How/why district would want to use the Framework for Teaching
Review the 4 domains of the Framework
The framework could also be used for the following:
• Teacher evaluation
• Teacher preparation
• Recruitment and hiring
• Professional development
Guidelines for the experienced
3a Communicating with Students
High expectations for learning
Directions and procedures
Explanations of content
Use of oral and written language
3b Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
Quality of questions
Discussion techniques
Student participation
3c Engaging Students in Learning
Activities and assignments
Student Groups
Instructional materials and resources
Structure and pacing
3d Using Assessment in Instruction
Assessment criteria
Monitoring of student learning
Feedback to the students
Student self-assessment and monitoring
3e Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness
Lesson adjustment
Response to students

What is the Danielson Group?
Mission statement:
"The Danielson Group seeks to advance the understanding and application of Charlotte Danielson’s concepts in the educational community, connect them to other areas of knowledge, and enhance professional practices of educators so as to positively impact student learning."
Includes teaching
beyond textbooks and worksheets
This includes teachers aligning plans with state standards and designs them to engage student in important work
Also proves how well you engage with the students and how flexible you are if something goes wrong
How unified and smooth is your teaching?
Summary of domain 3->Instructions
4a. Reflecting on Teaching
Use in future teaching
4b. Maintaining Accurate Records
Student completion of assignments
Student progress in learning
Non-instructional records
4c. Communicating with Families
About instructional program
About individual students
Engagement of Families in Instructional program
4d. Participating in a Professional Community
Relationships with colleagues
Participation in school projects
Involvement in culture of professional inquiry
Service to School
4e. Growing and Developing Professionally
Enhancement of content knowledge and pedagogically skill
Service to the profession
4f. Showing Professionalism
Service to students
Compliance with school/district regulations
Summary of Domain 4
A wide spectrum of professional responsibilities from self-reflection, communication, contribution and professionalism as a whole.

Skills in this domain can be demonstrated with interactions with colleagues, families, other professionals and the community.
Teacher responsibility outside of classroom!
There are 6 components under Planning and Preparation
1a Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
Content and the structure of the discipline
Prerequisite relationships
Content-related pedagogy
1b Demonstrating knowledge of Students
Child and adolescent development
Learning process
Special needs
Students' skills, knowledge and language proficiency
Students' interest and cultural heritage
1c Setting Instructional Outcomes
Value, sequence and alignment
Suitability for diverse learners
1d Demonstrating knowledge of Resources
For classroom use
To extend content knowledge and pedagogy
Resources for students
1e Designing Coherent Instruction
Learning activities
Instructional materials and resources
Instructional groups
Lesson and unit structure
1f Designing Student Assessments
Congruence with instructional outcomes
Criteria and standards
Design of formative assessments
Use for planing
There are 5 components under Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
2a Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
Teacher interaction with students, including both words and actions
Student interaction with students, including both words and actions
2b Establishing a Culture for Learning
Importance of content and of learning
Expectations for learning and achievement
Student pride in work
2c Managing Classroom Procedure
Instructional groups
Materials and supplies
Performance of classroom routines
Supervision of volunteers and paraprofessionals
2d Managing Student Behavior
Monitoring Student behavior
Response to student misbehavior
2e Organizing Physical Space
Safety and accessibility
Arrangement of furniture and use of physical resources
The following video displays an example of component 3A, Communicating with Students
An example of 3D, using Assessment in Instruction would be after an exam that the students took was graded, returning them and having them go over the tests with a partner and review what one another did correctly or wrong. Have the students teach one another what one knows, the other doesn't and vise verse. This enriches their own understanding of the concept
Examples of Professional Responsibilities would include:
Having a teacher portfolio
Knowing how to facilitate a meeting
Going the "extra mile" for you job
Example: The fifth-grade teachers work together to plan a unit and collaborate with eachother
"How good is a good enough lesson...and is it truly good enough" - Charlotte Danielson
Teaching can never be perfect, No matter how good a lesson was, it can always be improved
Andrews University. (2004). Danielson’s Framework for Professional Practice. Retrieved from http://www.andrews.edu/~rjo/Artifacts/Danielson%27s%20Framework%20for%20Professional%20Practice%20web.pdf

Danielson Group. (2013). The Danielson Group. Retrieved from

Educational Impact. (2013). Charlotte Danielson’s Teaching Framework Looking at Real Classrooms. Retrieved from YouTube.

Teachscape. (2014). Teachscape Workshops. Retrieved from http://www.teachscape.com/services/workshops

Charlotte Danielson Teaching Framework

1. For what purposes can the Charlotte Danielson Teaching Framework be used? List at least two.

2. Briefly describe the following parts of the Danielson Framework:

Domain 1

Domain 2

Domain 3

Domain 4

3. If you were a teacher right now at a school and the principle announced that they would adapt the Danielson Teaching Framework, how would you see? Would you have any concerns?

Reviewing Test Example 3D
"The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components (and 76 smaller elements) clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility:"
1996- Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching
2007 Edition
2011 Edition
2013 Latest edition - Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument
Teaching is highly complex work, and describing it is also challenging

High Price Tag
Teachscape partners include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Charlotte Danielson
Turning schools into Business
Urban schools facing budgetary crises, actual or threatened teacher layoffs, using Teachscape video evaluation system.
Under the evaluation teachers are being rated ineffective
Danielson Group. (2013). The Danielson Group. Retrieved from



New York City Public High School
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