Workshops & Institutes

The Framework for Teaching Spring Learning Institute

April 29 - May 3, 2019 | Riverside, CA

The Danielson Framework for Teaching provides opportunities for intensive, shared, professional skill building. Our spring institute in Riverside, CA, will allow you to engage with Danielson Group Consultants and fellow educators in active, hands-on learning. Four workshops are available to enhance your professional practice around the Framework for Teaching.

When Charlotte Danielson first published the Framework for Teaching in 1996, she put her phone number in the back of the book. She began getting calls as soon as the first copies were mailed. The demand was more than she could meet, so she pulled together a group of colleagues and designed learning experiences for adults that could be delivered across the country. This is how the Danielson Group and the Framework workshops were born. 

Our workshops and institutes provide opportunities for practitioners to engage as learners with their colleagues and other peers from across the country and the world. We view these offerings as a chance to build knowledge and skill and as a first step toward realizing the value of the Framework to your professional growth and its potential to transform professional learning in your system. 

Any of our workshops or institutes can be tailored to your needs and delivered locally as part of our on-site support. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Framework Foundations

June 4-5, 2019 | Chicago, IL
October 21-22, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

This two-day workshop provides an introduction the Framework for Teaching, the Framework Clusters, and beliefs about teaching and learning that are implicit in both. Participants will have the opportunity to draw connections between the Framework and their own work, and we will focus on putting the Framework to work as the centerpiece of a learning culture. This workshop is for all educators interested in learning more about the Framework and its potential to support great teaching. 

Framework Foundations

Framework Foundations - Building Capacity

July 29-31, 2019 | Chicago, IL 
October 28-30, 2019 | Norristown, PA

This three-day institute prepares you to deliver our Framework Foundations training in your own school or district. You should come with strong knowledge of the Framework, and you’ll leave with the resources and support you need to build that knowledge with your own teams. This building capacity institute is designed for teacher leaders, school leaders, and district administrators with experience facilitating learning for adults. We recommend that systems send teams of 4 or more participants, ideally representing different roles, who can work together to plan for implementation. 

Framework Foundations - Building Capacity

Mentoring for Effective Teaching

July 29 - August 1, 2019 | Chicago, IL

This four-day institute is designed for mentors of beginning teachers to increase their knowledge, hone their skills, and apply strategies to their mentoring practice. The principles and approaches you will explore at the institute are tied to effective teaching practices as defined by the Framework Clusters. This offering can support your efforts to create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement. We recommend that districts send teams of 4 or more participants. This program has an add-on option that includes online learning sessions and virtual coaching and support after the institute. 

Mentoring for Effective Teaching

Collaborative Observation & Professional Conversations

October 14-16, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

This three-day institute is a deeper exploration of the big ideas presented in the Framework Clusters and their application to a strong culture of professional learning in schools and districts. You will learn more about the importance of self-assessment and reflection, the collaborative observation cycle, problem-based inquiry, and other forms of collaborative, engaging professional learning for adults. This institute is designed for classroom teachers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and school leaders.

This program has an add-on option that includes online learning sessions and virtual coaching and support after the institute. 

Collaborative Observation & Professional Conversations

Growth-Focused Evaluation

October 28-30, 2019  | Norristown, PA 

This three-day workshop provides a deeper exploration of the domains, components, and elements of the Framework for Teacher geared towards supervisors and evaluators responsible for conducting high-stakes evaluations using the Framework rubrics. You will learn about the collaborative observation process and build your observation skills, including understanding bias, collecting low-inference evidence, interpreting evidence against the levels of performance, and leading feedback conversations to support teacher growth. 

This program has an add-on option that includes online learning sessions and virtual coaching and support after the institute. 

Growth-Focused Evaluation

Learning-Focused Conversations

To be scheduled soon for 2019-2020

This two-day workshop is for teacher leaders, mentors, coaches, and supervisors. In the workshop, participants learn how to use structures and tools to conduct professional conversations, and to use data to analyze professional practice and determine areas and directions for growth. The Learning-Focused Conversations model developed by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman links these conversation skills to the components of the Framework for Teaching.

Learning-Focused Conversations

Student Intellectual Engagement

June 6, 2019 | Chicago, IL

This one-day workshop focuses on the heart of the Framework through a focus on Cluster 4: Student Intellectual Engagement. Participants will explore fundamental principles of engaged learning and strategies that support student engagement with important content. Teachers and teacher leaders will come away from the workshop with a new focus on what student learning is and how to achieve it in their classrooms and schools.

Student Intellectual Engagement

Successful Learning for All Students

October 17, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

This one-day workshop is an exploration of “assessment for learning” and “assessment of learning” grounded in Cluster 5: Successful Learning for All Students. Participants will be actively engaged in learning by deepening their understanding of how to plan for and use formative assessment, provide meaningful feedback to students, use summative assessment data, analyze student work, and build student independence through self and peer assessment practices.

Successful Learning for All Students

Advance Your Understanding of the Danielson Framework

Our workshops and institutes provide opportunities for practitioners to engage as learners with their colleagues and other peers from across the country and the world.