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Featured presentation

Implementing the Danielson Model with Fidelity
Presented by Charlotte Danielson
Thursday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 303

With many New Jersey districts adopting the Danielson model for teacher evaluation, the next challenge is to implement it with fidelity. This means designing systems of teacher evaluation that are not only rigorous enough to draw important conclusions about teaching practice, but are also “educative,” promoting professional learning by teachers. The ideal model involves collaboration between observers and staff_ —the system isn’t just “done to” educators. This presentation will provide an overview of the current “scene” with respect to teaching evaluation, and will offer guidance on how to merge demands for “accountability” with professional learning.

Tips and Guidance for Succeeding Using the Danielson Model

Presented by Stefani Hite
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 303
Friday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 303

Teachers have high expectations for their students, and themselves. The Danielson Framework for Teaching describes a set of knowledge and skills that can be used to help teachers achieve high standards of professional teaching practice. This session will identify key actions, as described by the framework, that will promote teaching excellence.

Implementing the McREL Teaching Evaluation Model with Fidelity

Presented by Tom Schulte
Thursday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 303
Friday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 303

This session will develop a deeper understanding of the five sets of rubrics that are part of the McREL teacher evaluation model: leadership, respectful environment, content, learning facilitation, and reflection.

Using Teacher Evaluation as an Effective Tool for Improving Teaching and Learning

Presented by Kim Marshall
Thursday: 1 – 4 p.m. Room 313

This session will review a five-part model for more effective teacher evaluation that focuses on frequent classroom visits, immediate feedback, rubrics for end-of-year evaluations, emphasizes teacher teams to create cirriculum units, principal leadership and the appropriate teacher use of student survey data.


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