Talk About Teaching: Growth-Focused Observation & Feedback

This workshop focuses on using the Framework for Teaching to observe practice and provide growth-focused feedback to teachers.

Available Sessions

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June 23-30 

July 21-28

August 25-September 1

About this Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to dig into the Framework for Teaching rubrics and focus on the foundational skills needed to support a culture of adult learning and growth in schools. We will also discuss specific strategies and opportunities for observing online instruction.

Audience: School leaders, instructional coaches, teacher leaders...All educators interested in observing and providing feedback to teachers using the Framework for Teaching.

Format: There will be three live, synchronous sessions (Tuesday, Thursday, Tuesday - each 2.5 hours). Participants will complete interactive, asynchronous modules (a total of 4.5 hours) between the live sessions and receive feedback from facilitators through modules and office hours.

Total Time: 12 hours

Primary Outcomes:

  • Develop deeper understanding of the FFT Components and rubrics.
  • Practice aligning evidence to the rubrics.
  • Plan for observation and coaching cycles.
  • Learn to lead growth-focused and asset-based conversations with teachers to improve practice and build self-efficacy.

Schedule

Live Opening Session: Tuesday

  • Conducted via Zoom
  • Facilitated by Danielson Group Framework Specialists
  • Opportunities to interact with other participants through breakout rooms and interactive activities

Self-Paced Modules: Wednesday

  • Completed independently
  • Modules include activities, videos and artifacts of classroom practice, journaling, asynchronous discussions, and group interactions

Live Session: Thursday

  • Conducted via Zoom
  • Facilitated by Danielson Group Framework Specialists
  • Opportunities to interact with other participants through breakout rooms and interactive activities

Optional Office Hours: Friday

  • Sign up or drop in to discuss the course materials, ask questions, and seek advice.

Self-Paced Modules: Friday-Monday

  • Completed independently
  • Modules include activities, videos and artifacts of classroom practice, journaling, asynchronous discussions, and group interactions

Live Closing Session: Tuesday

  • Conducted via Zoom
  • Facilitated by Danielson Group Framework Specialists
  • Opportunities to interact with other participants through breakout rooms and interactive activities