Building Foundational Knowledge & Skills

Introductory courses to support effective instruction and coaching

As the needs of school communities evolve and classrooms move to virtual spaces, it is critical that schools continue to align around high-quality instruction, feedback, and support. The Danielson Group’s foundational courses introduce participants to the fundamentals of the Framework for Teaching and provide a base for building a culture of respectful feedback and growth within the school community. These courses can also serve as a refresher for those looking to advance their knowledge and skills. All course content has been updated to reflect the latest research and how the Framework can be applied to virtual learning environments.

Course Content

“Framework for Teaching: A Common Vision of Instructional Excellence”.

Designed for teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders, this course will build a foundational understanding of the Framework for Teaching. Participants will draw connections between the Framework and their own practice as we focus on using the Framework as the centerpiece of a learning culture and teacher-directed inquiry. Special attention will be paid to how to apply the Framework during remote instruction. 

Talk About Teaching: Growth-Focused Observation and Feedback

Designed for instructional coaches and school leaders, as well as those who want to build their observation and feedback skills, this course will prepare participants to support a culture of adult learning and growth in schools. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the Framework’s components and rubrics, practice aligning evidence to the rubrics, and develop plans for observation and coaching cycles. We will also discuss specific strategies and opportunities for observation of online instruction.

Delivery Models

Self-Paced Online Learning

Self-Paced Online Learning

Each course is available as a series of asynchronous learning modules and recordings that a learner can engage with as professional learning schedules allow.
Facilitated Online Learning

Facilitated Online Learning

Our Framework Specialists can facilitate each course through a combination of synchronous sessions and online modules. The courses include dynamic discussions and feedback on participants’ responses to activities. These courses can take place on a single day or be spread out over several days or weeks.
Certified Framework Specialist Training

Certified Framework Specialist Training

For districts looking to build capacity and lead the training within their own schools and districts, we offer a train-the-trainer opportunity. This six-month program provides training on the DG’s curriculum and methods and will allow your team to facilitate the introductory courses in the future.

If your school or district is interested in exploring professional learning opportunities with the Danielson Group, please email contact@danielsongroup.org