$375 – $800

2019 Framework for Teaching Spring Learning Institute-Riverside, CA

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Riverside City Teachers Association

3556 Central Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

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The Danielson Framework for Teaching provides opportunities for intensive, shared, professional skill building. Our spring institute in Riverside, CA, will allow you to engage with Danielson Group Consultants and fellow educators in active, hands-on learning. Four workshops are available to enhance your professional practice around the Framework for Teaching.


Workshop 1: Special Education

Monday, April 29

This workshop provides an understanding of the structure, architecture, and vocabulary of the Danielson Framework for Teaching using exemplars from special education settings.

Participants develop awareness of the different levels of performance across a variety of disability categories while learning how to use the rubrics to analyze professional practice. Special emphasis is placed on supporting the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order to enhance attention to component 3c: Engaging Students in Learning. Specialized materials include Special Education Scenarios written for each component and level of performance.

Please select either workshop 1A or 1B for Day 1 as they will run concurrently.

Workshop 2: Deeper Understanding

Tuesday, April 30

Those who wish to continue professional development often participate in a one-day Deeper Understanding session after experiencing an introductory workshop to understand the language and structure of the Framework. This workshop uses examples from special education settings to further explore the components and rubrics that guide instructional improvement. Activities include looking at the Common Themes of the Framework and how key principles and practices of special education align to the Framework.

Workshop 3: Observation Skills

Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2

Observation Skills training is a 2-day workshop that builds on participants’ knowledge of the Framework and applies it to developing skills around a collaborative observation process. Observation skills sessions focus on understanding the issue of bias, collecting low-inference evidence during an observation, interpreting evidence against the levels of performance, and differentiating coaching conversations to support teaching growth.

Workshop 4: Learning Focused Conversations

Friday, May 3

The value of the Framework increases with learning-focused implementation. In this workshop, participants learn how to use structures and tools to conduct conversations, and to use data to analyze professional practice and determine areas and directions for growth. The Learning-Focused Conversations model developed by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman links these conversation skills to the components of the Framework for Teaching.


Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a certificate of attendance. A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants indicating the number of clock hours their attendance represents (6.0 clock hours per day; 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM). We urge all participants to confirm with their school or district whether attendance will meet any requirements for continuing education.

The Danielson Group reserves the right to cancel the conference. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified and will receive a full refund of your registration fee. The Danielson Group is not responsible for any other expenses you may incur for a cancelled event.

Contact us by email to request a refund or to transfer your registration to a substitute attendee. Registration transfers to substitute attendees for a complete workshop require written authorization in an email from you. Refunds are given until 14 days before the event. Registrations for a complete workshop may not be shared by multiple attendees. The Danielson Group will apply the fee from the original registrant as payment for the substitute. There is a $10 fee for registration transfers. If you require additional information or have issue with the registration process, please email contact@danielsongroup.org.


Below you will find suggestions for hotel accommodations. Both hotels are approximately 3 miles (4 minute car ride or 15 minute walk) from the Riverside City Teachers Association.

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown

Marriott At the Convention Center


We have provided travel time from our training center to the airport. Please plan accordingly for arrival and departure times when you arrange your flights.

Ontario: 30 minutes

John Wayne: 60 minutes

Palm Springs: 60 minutes

Long Beach: 75 minutes

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