Our partners include schools, districts, state agencies, universities, and others who use the FFT and have worked with us to strengthen professional practice, elevate great teaching, and inspire a shift from evaluation toward growth. Our partnerships range from initial adoption of the FFT to building capacity within districts and schools to completely designing (or redesigning) systems of professional learning and support. The network of FFT users continues to grow, and we make our core resources freely available beyond our direct partnerships.
For the past seven years, the DG has helped our teachers and administrators have a deeper understanding of the domains, components, and elements of the Framework. Professional learning, organization-specific certification and re-certification, as well as calibration sessions provided by the DG enabled our staff to deepen skills such as understanding bias, collect evidence, implement Framework rubrics, and provide feedback for teacher growth. These timely conversations with campus administrators responsible for conducting teacher evaluations continue leading to increased objectivity, support, and practical value to our classroom observations.
Harmony Public Schools
I am excited to work toward the crosswalk between the Danielson Group and our observation process. Teachers need a clear direction as they work toward excellence in teaching. We all agree that teaching is an art that involves two people engaged in multiple conversations around practice. It takes time and clear direction. This tool is what is needed to make it happen!
South Orange & Maplewood School District