The Kentucky Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching.
The complex activity of teaching is divided into multiple standards clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility:
- Planning and Preparation
- Classroom Environment
- Professional Responsibilities
It is important to realize that this Framework takes into account the Kentucky Teacher Standards, the Kentucky Board of Education's Program of Studies, Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and the Kentucky Department of Education's Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning.
Download the Kentucky Framework for Teaching. You can select "shrink oversized pages" in the Adobe print menu to print this legal sized document to letter sized paper.
View the opges framework crosswalks here
Click here to view framework examples for preschool
Getting To Know the Framework
Principals and Teachers Talk About Instruction
This eight page chapter from Rethinking Teacher Evaluation
, by The Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago discusses the use of shared language through the Danielson Framework for Teaching in conversations about instruction.
Universal Design for Learning
The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and the Danielson Group has developed the Crosswalk between Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Danielson Framework for Teaching (FfT). This document features an overview of UDL and FfT along with ideas for applying these concepts within the classroom. For more information about Universal Design for Learning, please visit the KDE UDL webpage.