NIU, Illinois Oct 6-8, 2016

  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Days 1, 2, and 3
    October 6, 2016 - October 8, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Days 1 & 2 ONLY
    October 6, 2016 - October 7, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Days 2 & 3 ONLY
    October 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Day 1 ONLY
    October 6, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Day 2 ONLY
    October 7, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Day 3 ONLY
    October 8, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • NIU, IL FfT Conference Days 1 & 3 ONLY
    October 6, 2016 - October 8, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm

The Framework for Teaching:
Elevating Professional Learning

October 6, 7, & 8
Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Conference Session and Workshop Descriptions

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

DG NIU 2016 Conference Info

This wide-ranging, three-day conference at Northern Illinois University (NIU) offers sessions to support and enhance the professional growth of all participants in the teaching and learning process.  

This year’s conferences include a combination of both full-day workshops and 90-minute topical sessions. Attend keynote and panel discussions with Charlotte Danielson and hear her latest thinking on how to move from mere ratings and rankings to a more educative culture that supports collaborative learning conversations and enhances the role of teacher leaders. Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to submit questions that Charlotte will address as time permits.

All participants are welcome to attend any combination of full-day workshops and 90-minute sessions that are of interest.

Daily Schedule

Charlotte Danielson will be present at all days of the conference.

Day One

8:00–8:45 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00–10:00 Charlotte Danielson Keynote

10:00–10:15 Break

10:15–11:45 Full Day Workshops (11–15)*

11:45–12:45 Lunch

1:00–2:30 Full Day Workshops (11–15)*

2:30–2:45 Break

2:45–4:15 Full Day Workshops (11–15)*

Day Two

8:00–8:45 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00–10:00 Charlotte Danielson Keynote

10:00–10:15 Break

10:15–11:45 Full Day Workshops (21, 22)* or Concurrent Sessions (31–35)

11:45–12:45 Lunch

1:00–2:30 Full Day Workshops (21, 22)* or Concurrent Sessions (36–40)

2:30–2:45 Break

2:45–4:15 Full Day Workshops (21, 22)* or Concurrent Sessions (41–45)

Day Three

8:00–8:45 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00–10:00 Charlotte Danielson Keynote

10:00–10:15 Break

10:15–11:45 Full Day Workshop (51)* or Concurrent Sessions (61–66)

11:45–12:45 Lunch

1:00–2:30 Full Day Workshop (51)* or Concurrent Sessions (67–71)

2:30–2:45 Break

2:45–4:15 Full Day Workshop (51)* or Concurrent Sessions (72–77)

*While we anticipate being able to accommodate all preferences for full-day workshops, seating is limited by room capacity. Registration confirmation emails will contain a link to a survey about interest in full-day workshops. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis based on survey submission date.

Payment

Payment by credit card can be made at time of registration. If paying by check or purchase order, these must be received by the Danielson Group by Sep. 23, 2016. Payments or purchase orders that are not received by Sep. 23 will result in cancellation of your registration.

Cancellation

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 to request a refund (see refund policy below) or to transfer your registration to a substitute attendee. Registration transfers to substitute attendees require written authorization in an email from you. 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: events@danielsongroup.org

Our refund policy for paid registrations is as follows:

Cancellation by August 6, 2016: 
Full refund, less $50 cancellation processing fee; or registration can be transferred to a substitute attendee with no penalty

Cancellation August 7-September 6, 2016: 
50% refund, less $50 cancellation processing fee; or registration can be transferred to a substitute attendee with no penalty

Cancellation after September 6, 2016: 
No refund, but registration may be transferred to a substitute attendee with no penalty.

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
1120 E Diehl Rd., Naperville, Illinois, 60563, United States

Description:
Northern Illinois University first opened its doors in the Fall of 1899 to prepare college-educated teachers. The College of Education (COE) offers six undergraduate majors, 16 master’s programs, six doctoral programs, and 38 certificates and endorsements. The COE consists of six departments: Counseling, Adult and Higher Education; Educational Technology, Research and Assessment; Kinesiology and Physical Education; Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Literacy and Elementary Education; Special and Early Education.

"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."