Last year, I was asked to be a part of the new teacher evaluation pilot using the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Along with being a part of the pilot, I read the book Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching 2nd Edition by Charlotte Danielson. Technology has always been a big part of my classroom and as I read the book, I started to envision how technology could be used to assist with my growth and development as a teacher. I created the document below to share some of my ideas with fellow educators, especially those using the Danielson model. Please feel free to share with colleagues.
The Danielson Framework for Teaching and Technology
As we embark on the implementation of the Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as part of classroom observations, we have a great opportunity to look at how technology can be used together, with this model, to assist and encourage the growth of teachers. Charlotte Danielson states that using technology tools to enhance learning is an important responsibility of teachers today. She points out that an important part of professional development is staying current with technology. Something that never stops evolving. The evolving area of technology has also provided a way to find and participate in extensive professional development online.
Listed below are each of the four domains and suggestions/examples of how teachers can use the technology at their disposal to help them become more efficient and effective, while meeting the requirements of the framework. This may help generate some ideas of your own, using knowledge or tools you already have, or prompt you to try some of the ones listed. Do not try to implement everything on this list, it is a place to start. This is not a complete list, many more ideas could be developed and added along the way.
***Information on the Danielson Framework for Teaching was taken from the book Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching 2nd Edition by Charlotte Danielson
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
Domain 3: Instruction
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities