Kentucky Framework for Teaching

Published: 7/13/2016 10:27 AM

​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:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Classroom Environment
  3. Instruction
  4. 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. 

Kentucky Framework for Teaching (KyFfT) and Other Professionals Crosswalk: an alignment between the Specialist's Frameworks and the KyFfT

Kentucky Preschool Guidance: a companion resource to the KyFfT that identifies accomplished and exemplar practices for preschool teachers.  You can select "shrink oversized pages" in the Adobe print menu to print this legal sized document to letter sized paper. 

Instructional Connections for Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing(DHH): developed to provide clarity of the KYFfT for Teachers of the DHH

Instructional Connections for Special Educators: developed to provide clarity of the KYFfT for Special Educators

Getting To Know the Framework
Framework for Teaching Workbook A formal introduction to explore the Kentucky Framework for Teaching.
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.

Todd Davis
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
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