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Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice: An ASCD Action Tool
Charlotte Danielson, Darlene Axtell, Paula Bevan, Bernadette Cleland, Candi McKay, Elaine Phillips, and Karyn Wright
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With its clear definition of the elements of good teaching, the framework for teaching, designed by Charlotte Danielson, is used by educators around the world for professional preparation, recruitment and hiring, mentoring and induction, professional development, and performance appraisal. This action tool can guide you in applying the framework in your own classroom or school and strengthening your professional practice with proven strategies.
Broken down into the different domains, components, and elements of the framework, each section provides examples of best practices for the higher levels of performance, followed by a variety of tools that teachers can adapt and incorporate into their instruction.
Self-assessments at the domain and component levels help you analyze your own practice. And the activities for each element can be used in your planning or with students, helping you develop the techniques that strengthen your practice. Whether you use the tools on your own or with colleagues in a study group or professional learning community, implementing the framework for teaching can help you become a better teacher.
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CHARLOTTE DANIELSON is an education consultant based in Princeton, New Jersey, and developed the framework for teaching. She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, and has worked as an administrator, curriculum director, and staff developer in school districts in several regions of the United States. Danielson also served as a consultant to hundreds of school districts, universities, intermediate agencies, and state department of education in virtually every state and in many other countries.
DARLENE AXTELL is currently an independent consultant and member of the Danielson Group. Since 1997 she has been working with school districts across the United States, Canada, and abroad, helping them implement the framework for teaching into all areas of the school setting. Axtell has been a classroom teacher at the elementary and middle school levels, a school counselor at the middle school and high school levels, and a staff developer.
PAULA BEVAN is a national consultant with the Danielson Group who specializes in designing and implementing teacher and principal evaluation systems. She also trains evaluators to function in valid and reliable ways and provides external teacher observations and feedback to help schools improve teacher evaluation. An expert in the framework for teaching, Bevan offers a wide variety of training and consultation services related to it.
BERNADETTE CLELAND is a member of the Danielson Group; a national trainer and consultant with ETS; and a consultant assisting numerous districts around the United States in developing evaluation systems, mentoring programs, and professional development based on the framework for teaching. She also delivers graduate-level courses for school districts using the framework as the focus of study. Cleland has taught English/language arts and social studies at the elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary levels and was a middle school principal and high school associate principal in Vermont.
CANDI MCKAY is an education consultant and member of the Danielson Group, providing professional development to school districts and state service agencies throughout the United States. She facilitates the design and implementation of teacher evaluation systems and professional learning plans that are customized to the needs of teachers at every stage of their careers. McKay works extensively with school leadership teams to enhance their skills in classroom observation, collegial conversation, and professional learning.
ELAINE PHILLIPS is an education consultant and charter member of the Danielson Group. She works with districts and schools nationwide in their use of the framework for teaching for teacher evaluation, observation, mentoring, coaching, and professional development. She also teaches online and develops online courses. Phillips began her career as a high school English teacher and has also been the director of a gifted/talented program, the director of curriculum and instruction in Minnesota, and a national trainer for ETS.
KARYN WRIGHT is currently the director of Teacher Induction and Mentoring for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a teacher, curriculum consultant, assistant principal, staff development coordinator, and human resources director in the Clark County School District. A former trainer for ETS, Wright is now a consultant with the Danielson Group, assisting teachers and administrators across the country in designing appropriate professional development, mentoring and induction programs, and teacher evaluation systems based on the framework for teaching.
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