"For the past few years the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) has worked with Teaching and Learning Solutions (TLS) to provide training and support to school administrators. The DOE requires school administrators to be trained in the Danielson Framework for Teaching (FFT) and to meet certification standards to conduct evaluation observations using the FFT. TLS has played an instrumental role in providing the expertise around this work. TLS is truly a partner, working along side us to meet our training needs, timelines, and to also meet the unique needs of our school administrators. All of this is done while maintaining rigor and fidelity to the FFT. We are appreciate the collaboration and responsiveness of Dr. Miller and TLS." Iris Tomita HI DOE Administrator of Professional Development
Honolulu, HI
"Teaching and Learning Solutions has been a partner with LAUSD since the beginning of our district's collaborative development of tools and processes for ensuring objective observation of teaching practices (2010). This work continues to enable our teachers to receive the feedback they deserve in order to grow as professionals. Together with members of the TLS team, LAUSD has created frameworks that provide clear descriptions of the complex work of teaching, and designed and provided professional development for both observers and classroom teachers, to ensure that, as a district, we share common language and a clear lens through which to view, reflect upon, and enhance teaching and learning, to ensure high quality learning experiences for every student. This work has grown to include the development of frameworks for site administrators as well, so that educators' evaluations and feedback conversations are grounded in objective observations and are focused in support of student learning. I'm proud to have worked closely with TLS to launch and sustain this work in the nation's second largest school district!" Debra Laidley Administrative Coordinator
Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching learning solutions Posted 2013-05-01 Resources soon to be up at http://teachinglearningsolutions.com