Across the nation teacher effectiveness is being evaluated according to the four domains of theCharlotte Danielson framework. (You can download the full evaluation instrument here.) This model is valuable because it provides a shared language for effective teaching, however, while many teachers being evaluated are familiar with the evaluation rubric, they may not have seen what this looks like in practice.
If you are one of those teachers, that's about to change.
Teachers College Reading + Writing Project in collaboration with Charlotte Danielson and the Danielson group has completed a collection of three full observations on film-- that aim to show some of the intersections between Danielson's Framework for Teaching and Workshop Teaching. Each video includes an introduction to that teacher's observation, her pre-conference, observation, and post conference.
You can watch the observations here http://vimeo.com/album/2717274.
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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