Milwaukee, WI Conference

  • Milwaukee, WI FfT Conference
    June 29, 2015 - June 30, 2015
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Conference Session and Workshop Descriptions

Download a description of conference sessions and workshops and additional travel and hotel information HERE:

DG Milwaukee, WI 2015 Conference Info

An event to help you make the most of teacher evaluation and professional learning practices for educator growth. 

Whether you’re new to the Framework for Teaching, or looking for more in-depth knowledge, this conference has content appropriate for every educator. On Day 1 of the conference, choose from a series of 1 ½ hour sessions and hear from many Framework experts and implementers.  On Day 2, choose one of the full-day workshops to extend your skills for applying Framework concepts in your role back home.

Daily Schedule

Charlotte Danielson will appear on both days. Workshops run concurrently; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Day One

7:30-8:30      Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-9:45      Charlotte Danielson Keynote

9:45-10:00    Break

10:00-11:30  Concurrent sessions

11:30-12:45   Lunch on your own

12:45-2:15     Concurrent sessions

2:15-2:30      Break

2:30-4:00     Concurrent sessions

Schedule Day Two

7:30-8:30     Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-10:00   Concurrent sessions

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:45   Concurrent sessions

11:45-1:00     Lunch on your own

1:00-2:30     Charlotte Danielson Closing keynote


The Danielson Group reserves the right to cancel the conference. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified and will receive a full refund of your registration fee. The Danielson Group is not responsible for any other expenses you may incur for a cancelled event.

Registered But Can't Attend?

If you have a paid registration but are unable to attend, contact us by email no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a refund. There is a $50 processing fee for cancellations. Cancellations less than 14 calendar days prior to the event are not eligible for a refund. At any time, however, you may “transfer” your registration to a substitute attendee. We require written authorization in an email from you for such registration transfers. The Danielson Group will keep the fee from the original registrant as payment for the substitute. You and your substitute are responsible for any financial arrangements regarding the transfer. If you require additional information or have issues with the registration process, please email:

Graduate Credit

Participants in the Building Educator Expertise with the Framework for Teaching conference can receive 2 graduate credits from Alverno College. For information about receiving credit, please write directly to Alverno College at Please do not contact the Danielson Group for credit information. A document describing credit requirements can be downloaded HERE.



Venue Phone: (414) 382-6000

Venue Website:

3400 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53234, United States

JoelReadCenter Alverno College is an institution of higher education sponsored by the  School Sisters of Saint Francis and dedicated to the undergraduate education of women.  Our nationally and internationally recognized School of Education is well known for preparing effective teachers. The George Lucas Education Foundation named Alverno one of the top ten teacher preparation programs in the United States. A groundbreaking report written by Professor Arthur Levine, “Educating School Teachers,” named Alverno as one of only four best teacher preparation programs in the United States. The Building Educator Expertise conference will be held in the Conference Center within the Sister Joel Read Center at Alverno College, 3400 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI.  Free parking is available at a nearby parking structure.

"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."