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Danielson's Framework and Tech: Domain 4

Charlotte Danielson in her book Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching organizes effective teaching practices into four domains each with several sub-domains. I've added below some possible areas regarding teacher technology use as it impacts and improves teacher performance in each area. (See Framework for Teaching  - and Technology)

Domain 1:  Planning and Preparation

Domain 2:  The Classroom Environment

Domain 3:  Instruction

Domain 4:  Professional Responsibilities

  • Reflecting on Teaching
  • Maintaining Accurate Records 
  • Communicating with Families
  • Participating in a Professional Community
  • Growing and Developing Professionally
  • Showing Professionalism  

Technology-related competencies in this area.

  1. ´╗┐Teacher uses online grading and reporting system to maintain information on student completion rates and shares this information through student and parent portals in real time.
  2. Teacher uses online grading system to inform students and parents of upcoming assignments, projects and assessments.
  3. Teacher uses the district website to provide a wide range of current information to students and parents. 
  4. Teacher uses online communication tools such as e-mail, blogging and social networking to keep students and parents informed on a regular basis. Teacher engagement with students and parents online is frequent and successful.
  5. Teacher uses collaborative online tools to communicate and work with colleagues. 
  6. Teacher volunteers to share effective uses of technology at staff meetings and inservices; through professional writings and presentations; and through demonstrations to parent-teacher and community organizations.
  7. Teacher participates in both organized and personal learning opportunities online.
  8. Teacher honors and learns from students who have technology competencies and knowledge. 
  9. Teacher keeps an open but critical mind about technology uses.

What's missing? What doesn't fit? 

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