Previous Webinars

The Danielson Group conducts periodic webinars to help teachers and administrators develop a deeper understanding of the Framework for Teaching in order to enhance student learning. We are always open to hearing your suggestions for future webinar topics related to the Framework. You can submit your ideas using our Contact page.

The FfT and Metacognition: A Consultant’s Perspective

Date and time: May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Metacognition

In this free webinar, a Danielson Group Consultant will discuss her experience connecting the Framework for Teaching with the development of a powerful internal set of questions that can guide teaching performance and student learning.

The session will last no more than 60 minutes. For answers to questions about webinar archives, proof of attendance, and other topics, please see the information at the top this page.

The Art and Craft of Instructional Coaching Using The Framework for Teaching

Date and time: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Description:

The most powerful use of The Framework for Teaching is for instructional growth. In this webinar, a Danielson Group consultant will discuss how to use The Framework to purposefully guide the enrichment of teaching practice with both new and experienced educators. This 60-minute webinar will include time for questions and answers.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

Feedback to Improve Student Learning

Date and time: Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Description:

Everyone from athletes and chefs to actors and actresses rely on ongoing, specific feedback to improve performance. How much more important is it for teachers to be able to provide feedback to students that moves their learning forward? Join us as we examine the qualities of effective feedback and its relationship to other components of the Framework for Teaching. Learn specific strategies that teachers can incorporate in their daily practice and how they can help students be a part of the feedback process. This introductory talk will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.
Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

The Framework for Teaching: A Robust Tool for Collaborative Professional Learning

Date and time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Description:

"Professional conversations may have the greatest potential to affect teaching practice."

"Professional conversations may have the greatest potential to affect teaching practice."

The Framework for Teaching is a tool educators can use to enhance meaningful professional learning about effective teaching.  Charlotte Danielson says, “Professional conversations may have the greatest potential to affect teaching practice; …through focused conversations, teachers are encouraged to think deeply about their work, to reflect on their approaches, and to consider the impact on student learning.”  This webinar will provide “how-to” strategies for creating a professional learning culture. Teachers and administrators will learn how to actively engage in collaborative professional conversations that support teacher effectiveness and student learning using the Framework for Teaching.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

An Educative Approach to Framework Implementation

Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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Diverse Business People in a MeetingLearn how one state’s DPI office has created an educative approach to promote continuous growth and reflection through observations and student learning objectives. Katharine Rainey, Wisconsin Director of Educator Effectiveness and Teresa Lien, Wisconsin Teacher Leader and Danielson Group Consultant will share the state's model using The Framework for Teaching. This model has been carefully crafted to make teacher and principal evaluations responsive and transparent for all educators.

This is a "Framework User" event not to miss, which will illustrate a formative evaluation model, that also meets state quality assurance requirements.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

New Framework Developments

Date and time: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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In this webinar, Charlotte Danielson will describe the latest developments with the Framework for Teaching (FfT), including:

 

  • a new "streamlined" variation of the FfT, organized around six larger Clusters of teaching skill
  • ELA and mathematics versions of the new organization
  • the connections between the full FfT and the new variation

The full Framework for Teaching will always remain the foundational document; it includes details that could never be captured in the FfT Clusters variation. However, for everyday use, some practitioners may find the FfT Clusters more useful.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

Distinguishing Between Levels of Performance

Date and time: Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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In this informational webinar, a Danielson Group consultant will share her experience with differentiating levels of performance using the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

This talk will review aspects of the Framework and increase understanding of what "preponderance of evidence" means. Both teachers and administrators will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Levels of Performance with respect to teaching and the evaluation process.

You will learn how asking a few inviting questions can set you apart, either as an observer who is fair and objective, or as a teacher who uses the rubric to understand and improve practice.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

Collaborative Peer Observations: Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Date and time: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Description:

URES-Peer-ObservationCollaborative peer observations create powerful opportunities for colleagues to learn and think together about their professional practice through non-judgmental, non-evaluative classroom visits.  The Framework for Teaching provides the tools for analysis and reflection on classroom practice in order to support teacher growth and learning, both individually and collectively.

In this webinar, key topics will include:

  • Understanding the purposes and possible processes for collaborative peer observations
  • Identifying considerations for implementation
  • Exploring communication tools for professional conversations

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

Building Trust in the Collaborative Observation Process

Date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Description:

trust conceptTrust is named as one of the key pieces of the Collaborative Observation Process. In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of trust as it relates to the use of the Framework for Teaching and how school leaders can build trust in observations, evaluations, and professional development with teachers. Key topics will include:

 

  • understanding the concept of trust
  • identifying the primary trust builders and trust barriers
  • learning about some research on trust
  • identify strategies that will build trust in the observation and evaluation process

Audience:  school leaders and all educators interested in trust

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

Building A Growth Mindset Using the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Date and time: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Description:

How do school leaders build growth mindset within their faculty? A recent NAIS-supported study on teacher quality identified growth mindset as a critical quality of Independent School teachers. This webinar will explore practical ways in which school leaders can design systems to build continuous faculty improvement such as: teacher recruitment, professional learning, and retention of excellent faculty. Embracing a growth mindset and increasing expertise depends on providing teachers with direct access to the art and science of excellent teaching. Join us to learn how you as a teacher or administrator can enhance this vital capacity-building in your school.

Get free access to a recorded version of this webinar HERE.

"Danielson’s Framework for Teaching has been a revelation to me; the best analogy I can offer is that the Framework is like having voice-guided GPS to direct you to a destination, when before you might have only had a destination name and an outdated road map."

Pre-Service Teacher, May 2016

“[The consultant] gave the best PD I have seen in 15 years of teaching, and was the first to explain [the] Danielson [Framework] in a human way. Bravo.”

A teacher, June 2015

“I am so impressed with the Danielson Group consultants. They are all so real. Your trainers helped make [proficient] teaching stronger and steered [basic teaching] toward increasing effectiveness.” 

A principal, June 2015

"Due to your consultant's seamless and meaningful transitions, knowledge of content, and rapport with the audience, the room was alive with energy and it made us all feel ready to begin the year off with success."

"Never before have I seen a group of seasoned educators like your consultants master the art of communicating with an audience with varied levels of expertise and interests. The two days that I spent with your team, I walked away with a desire to use the rubric to truly enhance my own practice."

"I left with a renewed look at the rubric, thinking that the rubric is the Great Equalizer! We can ALL enhance our practice by using it as a tool and a roadmap to produce students who think and are ready for college and careers. THANK YOU!"

"Your consultants' presence and organization of the day will not only impact the new teachers that attended, but will make the year alive for a vast number of students this year."

"Our workshop focused on calibration and inter-rater agreement training, so it was directly aligned to our individual and collective work with teacher performance evaluation.  With new administrators on the team, this type of training is critical."

"We were highly impressed with our Danielson Group consultant and the workshop. We have nothing but positive things to share. Staff have been emailing us, thanking us. This is the most worthwhile presentation we've been to in a while."

"The workshop you provided was hands-on, interesting, practical, and respectful of time limits. I heard more positive feedback about this workshop from staff than I have about any other."

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the flexibility and professionalism that your consultant provided in our unique context. It helped us to keep on track with our schedule at a critical time. For that we are truly grateful."

"Your consultant presented a perfectly differentiated learning experience for all our principals. They were highly engaged, as demonstrated by on-topic conversations using academic language, completion of tasks requiring evidence identification, and note taking and 'grading' during classroom videos of teaching."

"Our school principals said the Framework observation training was the best training they had ever had, including the training provided when earning their Master’s degrees."

"I have a principal who was so excited about the breakthrough work with her staff in special education. I am already getting my money back!"

"My concern about the extra time it would take to implement the Framework successfully was not accurate. It took about the same amount of time as our prior evaluation system, and the benefits in professional growth and increased student achievement were more than worth it."

"I want to truly thank you for the brilliant job that you did with our training. I got such positive feedback from the team. They feel re-energized and like they have a direction and new tools to do the job."