MaryLou McGirr

Melissa Goodwin

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Monday October 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM CDT
Monday December 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM CST

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Enhancing Professional Practice, a Framework for Teaching
Book Study #1

This book study provides an overview of Danielson's Framework for Teaching and is recommended for all educators. 

Course Description:
This online book study will focus on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching which has been adopted by thousands of educators worldwide.  The success of the framework is a reflection of both the recognition of the vital importance of high-quality teaching and an awareness of its complexity.    The frame described in the book, Enhancing Professional Practice, identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and research as promoting improved student learning.   Participants will read and dialogue online about the framework’s four domains defining what teachers should know and be able to do in the exercise of their profession.  Participants will need to purchase the book prior to the study.

Course Requirements:
Read the book Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson. Respond to discussion questions as assigned weekly.
Respond to outside readings as assigned weekly.
Respond to participants’ comments as assigned weekly.
      (Students will pass the course if they complete 90% of the responses).

Important Information:
Registration deadline:  October 3, 2011
Course begins:  October 10, 2011
Course ends:  December 19, 2011
Cost of course:  There is no cost.  The Department of Education is sponsoring the course.
Graduate credit:  For a cost of $40, participants have the opportunity to register for one graduate credit from USF or Board of Regents (BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU or USD).

Required book:  Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson.