Thanks to its partnership with publisher Eye on Education, EducationWorld is pleased to present this blog post by Dr. Nancy Sulla, author of Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.
Teacher evaluation is shifting to include the use of a rubric to define high-quality teaching practice. This article will focus on Charlotte Danielson’s rubric, although the various rubrics in use are very similar in approach.
All teachers want to be considered “Distinguished” or “Highly Effective”—the fourth column of the rubrics. Interestingly enough for this author of a book named Students Taking Charge, the shift from the third column to the fourth column is largely focused on student responsibility and engagement in the learning process itself.
Let’s consider a few characteristics of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom:
Now, let’s map indicators from the fourth column of the Danielson rubric to the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom:
If you want to achieve at the highest level of the teacher evaluation rubrics, consider reading Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.
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