Teachers always look for ways to enhance instruction, school administrators want to provide meaningful feedback through evaluation, and the public continuously asks for specific, measurable skills that are used by effective teachers. Charlotte Danielson’s “Framework for Teaching” (FFT) provides a system that meets all of these criteria. FFT is one of the largest research-based models for instruction and evaluation, and is being widely implemented across the country in school districts of every size and type.
This course will include a variety of activities that will, in part, be driven by the interests of the participants. Watch videos of Danielson outlining her program and take part in role-playing exercises focusing on both teaching and evaluation. Learn how evaluators use FFT to determine levels of competency, and which aspects of teaching are highly correlated to high student achievement. Group discussions and activities will focus on developing strategies to incorporate new techniques into your current lessons that will enhance instruction.