Upcoming Webinars

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The Danielson Group conducts periodic webinars to help teachers and administrators expand their understanding of the Framework for Teaching. Note that some webinars are free, and others are fee-based professional development opportunities. Registrants will receive an automatic confirmation of enrollment with instructions as well as an email confirming attendance following the webinar program.

Some free webinars will be available for viewing within a week after the webinar is held. Archived webinar recordings are available in the “Previous Webinars” section on the right hand side of this page.

We invite you to contact The Danielson Group about on-site workshops, private webinars, and remote consultation that can extend thinking and learning on webinar themes. 

Use our Contact page to request information about professional learning, to submit webinar questions, and to share suggestions. You may also sign up to receive announcements at the bottom of this page.

Observation Skills Practice

Date and time: February 15th, 2017 7:00 PM eastern
Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 45 minutes


This online webinar is free, but space is limited.

In this webinar, you will look for evidence as you watch an elementary classroom video, align it to components of the Framework for Teaching, and decide what the “preponderance of evidence” tells you in terms of assigning a level of performance. This webinar will serve as a warm up to further reflection and ongoing group practice among observers. The Danielson Group can be hired to deliver private webinars for groups or lead onsite practice.

Be prepared to collect evidence in a manner that works best for you (electronically or paper/pencil). This webinar will rely on familiarity and formal training with the Framework.

Please have your 2013 Evaluation Instrument and/or Smart Card ready for reference during the webinar. These are available for free download for individual use only at https://www.danielsongroup.org/framework/

Take part in this opportunity by registering for a limited number of seats that will be filled on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the webinar. The webinar is expected to last 45 to 60 minutes. It will not be archived for later viewing. The content is not open to sharing outside the event. Participants in this webinar will receive an automatic email message from the webinar program that will serve as proof of attendance.


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