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.