Framework for Teaching book studies
Feb. 5 – March 31, 2012, Online
Two online book studies, slated to begin this spring, will focus on two of Charlotte Danielson’s books. Last year, the state adopted Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as the state standards for teaching.
The Danielson book studies allow teachers and administrators to begin interacting with the Framework for Teaching. The first book study, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, introduces educators to the framework. The framework identifies aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and research as promoting improved student learning. Participants will read and dialogue online about the framework’s four domains, defining what teachers should know and be able to do in the exercise of their profession.
The second book study, Enhancing Professional Practice: Using the Framework for Teaching in Your School, provides sound advice, step-by-step procedures, and practical tools for using the framework. Instruments and protocols, with their accompanying recommendations included in the text, may save practitioners valuable time in developing their own procedures. Educators will examine the documents and modify them as necessary to suit conditions in their own schools. The primary purpose of this study is to promote professional learning through self-assessment, reflection practice, and professional conversation. Regardless of what purpose the framework for teaching is used for or which instruments and procedures are used, participants will find support for two fundamental goals: evidence-based examination of practice and the professional imperative of promoting teacher learning.
The book studies are sponsored by the Department of Education, in conjunction with TIE and East Dakota Educational Cooperative. Participants will be responsible for purchasing the book prior to the study. The spring book studies will run Feb. 5 – March 31, 2012.
Find more information online on the DOE website.