Principal and Teacher A Complex Duet
New evaluation systems garner favorable reviews in Chicago
The New York Times presents a look at the challenges and successes of implementing a new teacher evaluation system in Chicago. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/opinion/sunday/principal-and-teacher-a-complex-duet.html?_r=1&
Upcoming Presentations by Charlotte Danielson
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) conference will be held July 10-11, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Charlotte Danielson will be presenting a keynote session at the conference. NNSTOY is a non-profit organization serving as a professional home to State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) in what is called their years of service, following their Year of Recognition when they serve as their State STOY. Their focus is on providing active and meaningful roles for our members, in furthering great teaching and strengthening student learning. They do this through three critical vehicles: policy, practice, and advocacy. Charlotte also spoke at their 2013 conference.
Charlotte Danielson will be presenting at a plenary session of the American Federation of Teachers conference on September 27 in Houston, TX. The conference, Connecting the Dots 2.0: Collaboratively Moving from a Sorting system to a Learning System, has been designed to assist labor/management teams in their efforts to continuously improve teaching and learning in their schools. Charlotte’s presentation will focus on building teacher evaluation systems that are both “educative” and that ensure teacher quality.
The Common Ground Annual Conference Keynote Session will be presented by Charlotte Danielson at the Baltimore Convention Center, Ballroom 1 on Level 400 on Tuesday, April 23, 11:30–12:30. The title is " A Fair and Educative System of Teacher Evaluation Can Help Me Understand "How Good is Good Enough?" That afternoon from 3-4 pm she will present another discussion titled "Good Enough at What? How do We Know? Who Should Decide?"
The next day, also in Ballroom 1, Charlotte Danielson at 1:45-2:45 will talk on "A Professional Conversation About Planning & Preparation, the Classroom Environment, and Professional & Instructional Responsibilities"
San Francisco is the site for the 2013 Annual conference for AERA, the American Educational Research Association. Charlotte Danielson will be an instructor at the four hour professional development course, Introduction to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database on Sunday April 28, 8:00am - 12:00pm, in the Grand Hyatt / Grand Ballroom East.
ABSTRACT: This course will introduce researchers to data collected by the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. The Measures of Effective Teaching Project is the largest study of classroom teaching ever conducted in the United States. Supported by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MET researchers collected a variety of indicators of teaching quality over a two year period (AY 2009-2010 and AY 2010-2011) in the classrooms of more than 2500 fourth- through ninth-grade teachers working in 317 schools located in six large school districts in the United States.
The data collected on teachers and their teaching included: (a) measures of students’ achievement in each teachers‘ classroom drawn from state-administered assessments and supplemental achievement tests; (b) a survey of students in each teacher’s classes; (c) video-recorded lessons taught by a teacher and scored by independent observers using multiple classroom observation protocols; (d) paper and pencil assessments of a teacher’s pedagogical and content knowledge for teaching; and (e) two different teacher surveys. In addition, principals of the schools where teachers worked also completed a survey and other administrative data on schools, teachers, and students are available for analysis.
Her next presentation at AERA, in San Francisco, will be the symposium Avoiding Potholes in the Implementation of Federally Fostered, State Implemented Teacher Evaluation: Four Alternative Views. The discussion will be based on her paper Getting Teacher Evaluation Right in a High-Stakes Environment. The location date and location will be Tuesday, April 30, 5:05pm - 7:05pm, in the Hilton Union Square / Yosemite B.
In Wisconsin at the AWSA Quality Educator Convention on June 19, 2013 Charlotte Danielson will give the keynote address.
The very next morning, June 27, 2013, Ms. Danielson will be in Savannah, Georgia to highlight the research relating to skillful observations of teaching and how professional conversations can further professional development for the American Association of School Administrators at their Summer Leadership Institute.
November Learning Focused Conversations Workshop
Open registration offered by NJ Morris Union Jointure Commission
Workshop Date: November 20, 2013
One of the major challenges facing educators implementing the Danielson Framework for Teaching is the ability to conduct meaningful planning and reflection conversations focusing on the components in the Framework. In this inservice, participants will develop the skills and confidence for engaging in both non directive and directive conversations in which the components of the Danielson Framework for Teaching are the focal points for expanding the teacher’s instructional repertoire.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:
exploring planning and reflecting templates that structure focused, thoughtful engagement about professional practice;
acquiring practical strategies for navigating across a Continuum of Interaction moving between calibrating, consulting, collaborating, and coaching;
applying and moving between these four stances to maintain productive collegial relationships that use data to clarify expectations and examine gaps in performance.
Note: “Introduction to the Framework for Teaching,” and "Observation Skills Part I" workshops are recommended as a prerequisite to this inservice. Participants should bring the 2007 edition of “Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching“ by Charlotte Danielson.
All MUJC inservices are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Enjoy lunch on your own!
Registration deadline: October 18, 2013
Registration Fees: MUJC Members: $145.00; Nonmembers with subscription: $145.00; Nonmembers: $185.00
To register: http://www.mujc.org/domain/19
Search the catalog for the title, "Learning Focused Conversations Within The Danielson Framework" or for presenter, "Stefani Hite."