• PRF opens Sept. 19. Deadline to complete submission is Oct. 15.

• Work group to discuss new state accountability system Sept. 14-15 in Pierre.
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Implementing Danielson Framework:
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

The Board of Education approved Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as South Dakota’s state standards for teaching in July. We’ve developed a Q&A specific to some of your questions about implementation, evaluation and timeline.
Danielson Framework defines good teaching
ESAs to offer technical assistance, training

South Dakota is on its way to a common definition of good teaching, with the adoption of the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching. Two ESAs are equipped to offer assistance with implementation and training.

Discount on Danielson Framework materials
South Dakota schools can receive discounted pricing on Charlotte Danielson books and DVDs through ASCD, now through Oct. 31. Learn more.

Common Core Professional Development Series
Revisions designed to make PD more useful, practical

Based on the results of a summer pilot program and feedback from the field, several changes have been made to the state’s Common Core Professional Development Series. There’s still time to register!

Last year’s Teachers of the Year to be honored at banquet
The 2010-11 district-level Teachers of the Year will be honored at a banquet during the Systems Change Conference, Oct. 19-21, in Spearfish. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize your Teacher of the Year!

QZABs offer cost-effective financing of renovation and other projects
Qualified public school districts can take advantage of a unique financing instrument that allows them to carry out much-needed school renovations and repairs.