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The Framework for Teaching Resource Library in iGrow

The Framework for Teaching resource library contains a comprehensive and growing collection of online professional development tools that teachers can use on-demand for continuous learning and improvement. This dynamic online library continues to expand with the most recent and up-to-date resources developed by Charlotte Danielson.

Items in the The Framework for Teaching online resource library include:

  • Documents — articles written by Charlotte Danielson that connect theory to practice and provide research-based insights to her framework with an in-depth explanation of the four domains, 22 components, and 76 elements of the Framework for Teaching
  • Videos
    • Charlotte Danielson explains and provides examples of each of domain, component, and element in her framework.
    • Classroom footage demonstrates how theory is applied to teaching practice.
  • Teacher Tools — planning documents, feedback and coaching forms, reflective questionnaires, and student activities linked to improved teacher practice
  • Forms and Rubrics — for teacher self-assessment and peer observations

Each item in the Danielson Library is connected to its appropriate domain, component, and element in the Framework for Teaching. When combined with self-assessments, peer observations, and professional development plans, the resource library provides professional development targeted to each teacher’s individual needs along with other benefits:

  • Access the online library 24/7 for maximum convenience
  • Enjoy flexibility without interrupting classroom instructional time
  • Provide common resources to teachers for collaboration and learning
  • Engage in research-based professional development experiences without incurring travel costs
  • Use concise resources targeted to address individual growth needs
  • Stay on a learning pathway that promotes continuous improvement in practice


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Danielson Library Samples

Teacher Tool

Effective Pedagogical Approach Template

Helps teachers develop skills by providing a template and example of an instructional approach. Download the Tool

Teacher Tool

Classroom Safety Assessment

Helps teachers consider ways to make their classrooms a safer place for their students. Download the Tool

Teacher Tool

Analyzing the Effectiveness of an Activityor Assignment

Guides teachers through an analysis of an activity or assignment to determine its impact on student learning. Download the Tool

Interview with Charlotte Danielson

Using the Framework for Professional Learning

Charlotte Danielson discusses multiple ways her framework can be used by individual teachers to continuously grow in their professional practice. Play the Video


Classroom Video with Commentary

Component 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques

Teachers and students in a real classroom demonstrate how questioning and discussion can create student engagement.Play the Video


Interview with Charlotte Danielson

Component 4c: Communicating with Families

Charlotte Danielson outlines challenges teachers can face when communicating with the families of their students.  Play the Video