WHAT: A presentation for legislators and colleagues on the timely topic of teacher effectiveness from leading experts in the field including the creator of the proposed default model for evaluating teachers in Illinois. Approximately400 people are expected to attend.

Co-sponsored by the Illinois P-20 Council, the Oak Park Teachers Association, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, the Illinois Association of School Administrators, ED-RED, and Advance Illinois.

WHO: Charlotte Danielson is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that ensure teacher quality and promote professional learning. Her “Danielson Framework for Teaching” has been proposed as the default model for evaluating teachers in Illinois making it especially relevant as our state moves to implement groundbreaking education reforms based on teacher performance. She advises state and national departments of education, both in the United States and overseas.

Sara Ray Stoelinga, Ph.D. is the Senior Director at the Urban Education Institute and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. Her presentation will summarize findings from research conducted on a pilot of a new teacher evaluation system in Chicago Public Schools, highlighting lessons learned about the use of Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and the process of revitalizing teacher evaluation systems in Illinois school districts.

Moderated by: Audrey Soglin, executive director of Illinois Education Association

Jim O’Connor, project director of Advance Illinois 

WHEN:          Tuesday, April 17

                        7:00 – 9:00 pm

                        Percy Julian Middle School Auditorium

                        416 South Ridgeland

                        Oak Park, IL

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