Pennsylvania has adopted Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching as the overarching vision for effective instruction in the Commonwealth. The model focuses the complex activity of teaching by defining four domains of teaching responsibility:
1Planning and preparation
Domains 1 and 4 cover aspects of the teaching profession that occur outside the classroom, while Domains 2 and 3 address aspects that are directly observable in classroom teaching. To further explore the relationship between the domains click here.
Pennsylvania Department of Education has partnered with Teachscape to provide online professional development for the Danielson Framework for teaching. This training will receive Act 48 credit. In order to access the Teachscape system, please log into your SAS account and return to the Instruction circle.
Teaching Professionals with Unique Roles and Functions
Teaching Professionals with Unique Roles and Functions serve in many different capacities across the Commonwealth given their varied roles, function and contexts. As shown, committees of educators worked to develop general and specific examples as an optional and potentially useful supplement to the existing and already validated Danielson Rubric for use with instructionally certified personnel.
Please note that these are examples only and are not meant to represent the full range of training, experience or unique roles and functions that a given educator may provide. Discussion of examples may help the evaluator and person being evaluated facilitate meaningful conversation and were not developed to be used as evidence or lack thereof within practice and the evaluation process.
Autistic, MDS and Life Skills
Career and Technical Education Teachers
- Examples for Career and Technical Education Teachers
- Guiding Questions for Career and Technical Education Teachers
Examples for Teachers of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Examples for Teachers of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Guiding Questions for Teachers of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Examples for Early Childhood Teachers
Emotional Support Teachers
English as a Second Language Teachers
- Examples for English as a Second Language Teachers
- Guiding Questions for English as a Second Language Teachers
Examples for Gifted Education Teachers
Learning Support Teachers
Speech and Language Pathologist Teachers
- Examples for Speech and Language Pathologist Teachers
- Guiding Questions For Speech and Language Pathologist Teachers