Charlotte Danielson's A Framework for Teaching, T&L 2900

Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, defines teachers' responsibilities, which for education consultant and expert presenter Danielson fall into four domains: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities. Through lectures, classroom observations, and vigorous panel discussions, educators work through how to use the Framework to scrutinize and strengthen classroom teaching practices to improve student learning. Danielson and her panel assess classroom footage for strengths and weaknesses in each domain. At various intervals, participants pause to consider their experiences before and after they hear the panel members describe theirs. Educators then begin to assess their practice through Danielson's detailed levels of performance and through the ongoing task of self-reflection. Punctuated by worksheets, reflection questions, and quizzes, the course prepares educators to use the Framework to become their best professional selves.

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