Debunking Danielson A look inside a pilot school’s experience with the framework Kristin Crowley and Emily Giblin Bronx Green Middle School (11X326) New York City Public Schools
Agenda for the session• Expectations and questions Burning thoughts and protocol for the session• Review of state law What is it and how does it effect teachers and administrators?• Low inference observations How they are done? What they look and feel like? How can take it back to your schools?• Questions and answers What are you thinking? What can you share?• Resources and support – creating a PLN PLN definition and next steps
Danielson – Charlotte DanielsonIs an educational consultant who has created a framework for effective teaching.• Her framework includes; 4 domains 22 competencies 272 strands• New York City has chosen to look at 3 domains and within them – 6 competencies; Designing Coherent Instruction Engaging Students in Learning Establishing a Culture for Learning Managing Student Behavior Asking Questions and Discussion Techniques Using Assessment in Instruction,
New York State Law 3012-c• NY State Education Law (Section 3012‐c) requires all districts in the state to implement a new teacher evaluation system. Teacher Evaluation System (100%)Measures of Teacher Competencies Measures of Student Learning (60%) (40%) Classroom Observation Student Growth Local Measures (and other measures such as student Measures (20%) feedback) (20%)
What State law 3012-c looks like in aschool – Teacher Effectiveness Measures of Teacher Competencies (60%) Classroom Observation School-Defined Option (50-60%) (0-10%)• Frequent classroom • School can determine a observations by school custom measure to include in leaders to assess teachers’ the evaluation framework professional skills, behavior • Examples include, additional and knowledge aligned to Danielson competencies, modified Danielson rubric or positive contribution to other network selected, school and/or community, centrally approved rubric student feedback
What State law 3012-c looks likein a school – Student Learning Measures of Student Learning (40%) Local Measures Student Growth Measures (20%) (20%)•Depending on grade & • For grades 4-8 ELA & Math, subject, teachers will teacher growth scores on pilot performance task state tests assessments, computer • For other grades with a adaptive assessments, state test, growth group measures, or measures/ goals based common assessments upon those assessments • For other grades, one of the local measure options Note: Measures of student learning are required for all schools. Some schools have applied to create rigorous student assessments via a Variance Option, replacing the pilot’s common assessments (except state tests and Regents Exams, which must be used for all grades/subjects where available.)
Noticings in state policy1. Measures of students learning for all teachers. All classroom teachers must have measures of student learning.2. Multiple student assessments. While state policy allows for one assessment of student growth for the full 40% of the evaluation, we believe multiple assessments are important for a valid, reliable, and useful teacher development & evaluation system.3. Same measure for every grade and subject. Teachers in the same grade and subject should have the same measure of student learning to support comparability and fairness.4. Practices to support reliability and validity of assessments. Teachers cannot score assessments for which they have a “vested interest.” Students cannot see assessments prior to their administration.
So how does this translate intothe classroom? In a very short• Its two fold – period of time in our school – Danielson has• First is observations made an impact on teacher More frequently questioning, student More feedback engagement and More talking between staff staff development and administration• Second is new ways to assess student learning In school assessments become more valid State tests are not the “be all end all”
So what does an observationlook like?• Observations are low-inference. They are what you see and hear in the moment. In other words, record what you see and hear (evidence), not your interpretation of your observation (inference). For partial periods observations they provide an observer a snapshot of what is happening in the classroom for part of the period. For full period observations they provide an observer a full picture of what is going on in the classroom.
PLN – building one• A PLN is a personal learning network As the world becomes smaller through technology, connecting and linking to people who share common interests and philosophies becomes easier It is also a great way share and gather resources. Finding me! • Twitter - @bgmscoach • Email – firstname.lastname@example.org • Website – theteachablemoments.wordpress.com