Upcoming Presentations by Charlotte Danielson
Keeping up with Charlotte Danielson is a Challenge.
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.
On the morning of June 26, 2013 Charlotte Danielson will present The Danielson Framework for Teaching and describe implications of the current research in education to kick off the Summer Professional Development Series of The School District of Philadelphia.
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.
Open registration for Observation Skills Part Two
Coming Up Soon: Call now for open registration for Observation Skills Part Two Workshop
Open to all educators who have completed the Introduction Workshop, and Day One of the Observation Skills Workshop, or have worked on the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System.
The Morris-Union Jointure Commission is offering the third of three workshops on The Framework for Teaching. On April 24, 2013 the Commission will hold a one-day workshop on Observation Skills led by a Danielson Group consultant. If you need to brush up your skills of evidence collection, or are curious about advanced work in Observation Skills you are invited to register.
Please contact Diane Viola-Henriksen as soon as possible to indicate your interest.
Diane Viola-HenriksenDirector of Professional Development
Morris-Union Jointure Commission
340 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
office 908-464-7625, ext. 1109
Bill Gates Interviewed about Teacher Effectiveness
3 Useful Data Points Identified for Effective Teacher Evaluation
Watch the interview in the Washington Post news office with Bill Gates discussing how teachers can learn about deepening their teaching strengths. The accompanying article starts with an example of how sports team analysis can be a model for recruiting and training teachers.
Mr. Gates concludes that "Exciting progress is being made in education across the country. The challenge now is to make sure we balance the urgency for change with the need to ensure fair ways to develop, evaluate and compensate teachers for the work they do."
"If we aren’t careful to build a system that provides feedback and that teachers trust, this opportunity to dramatically improve the U.S. education system will be wasted.
The fact is, teachers want to be accountable to their students. What the country needs are thoughtfully developed teacher evaluation systems that include multiple measures of performance, such as student surveys, classroom observations by experienced colleagues and student test results."
View and Read More Here.
Recent EdWeek Article: The Framework and the Common Core
Applying the Common Core and the Framework to Teaching
Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core
by Anthony Rebora in Education Week
Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development. She always recommends observing and listening to the students in the classroom. If a teacher's lessons have included inquiry and discussion skills, then the students will demonstrate facility in using the skills to learn ideas and concepts. "Again, I tend to look at what the students are doing. So, for example, do you see evidence of the teacher developing the skills that would encourage good argumentation—not only by asking good questions themselves but by encouraging the students to ask good questions and respectfully challenge one another's point of view? That kind of holistic inquiry has always been a part of my Framework."
"But it's important to note that the common standards so far only apply to two subject areas, literacy and mathematics, whereas my framework is generic—I intend it to apply to all settings."
Read the article.
Interview with Charlotte Danielson in The School Administrator
Important Issues to Keep in Mind When Implementing The Framework
Liz Griffin, managing editor of The School Administrator, wrote about her interview with Charlotte Danielson in the January 2013 Issue. Charlotte shares details and opinions about her ideas on the methods and attitudes to develop in schools so that teachers are more thoughtful, and administrators have time to talk with their staff about what they’re doing and what the kids are learning. "The message for superintendents has to be to make the supervision of instruction and the improvement of teaching the most important priorities of site administrators."
To read the article: Click here.
AWSA: Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
"This past fall, Charlotte Danielson was addressing an audience of hundreds of Wisconsin educators, who were participating in the Teacher Effectiveness pilot through DPI. In her comments, Charlotte pointed to the prominence of one singular component of teaching practice over all others: student engagement. "
Wisconsin Educators Discuss Engagement: The X Factor in Student Learning
Read an article by author Joe Schroeder, Associate Executive Director, AWSA discussing Charlotte Danielson's presentation about The Framework for Teaching and the importance of student engagement. The article presents a comparison with Phil Schlechty's research about the nature of engagement in his book Engaging Students: The Next Level of Working on the Work, 2011.
Read the article online. Click here.
AWSA Update Bulletin January 2013