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    Teacher Evaluation Model: The Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching

    The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components (and 76 smaller elements) clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility:

    1. Planning and Preparation
    2. Classroom Environment
    3. Instruction
    4. Professional Responsibilities

    Each component defines a distinct aspect of a domain; two to five elements describe a specific feature of a component. Levels of teaching performance (rubrics) describe each component and provide a roadmap for improvement of teaching.

    The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The Framework may be used as the foundation of a school or district's mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.

    Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
    1a Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
    1b Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
    1c Setting Instructional Outcomes
    1d Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
    1e Designing Coherent Instruction
    1f Designing Student Assessments

    Domain 2: Classroom Environment
    2a Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
    2b Establishing a Culture for Learning
    2c Managing Classroom Procedures
    2d Managing Student Behavior
    2e Organizing Physical Space
    Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
    4a Reflecting on Teaching
    4b Maintaining Accurate Records
    4c Communicating with Families
    4d Participating in a Professional Community
    4e Growing and Developing Professionally
    4f Showing Professionalism
    Domain 3: Instruction
    3a Communicating With Students
    3b Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    3c Engaging Students in Learning
    3d Using Assessment in Instruction
    3e Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

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