- 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning
- 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership
- Central Office Transformation
- Teacher Evaluation
- Subject Matter Expertise
- District Partnerships
- News & Events
5D+™ GoObserve™ iPad App
5D+™ GoObserve™ is an electronic teacher observation and evaluation tool based on the University of Washington's Center for Educational Leadership's 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ and 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric™.
This multi-platform, customizable app created by principals for principals enables administrators to conduct classroom observations, walkthroughs, formative ratings and summative evaluations in a totally mobile and paperless environment.
5D+ GoObserve with GoCloud service maintains secure records, generates reports at the teacher, department, grade, school and district levels, and provides users a virtual platform to generate, use and archive preloaded and customized forms. In addition, users can upload artifacts and other evidence of professional practice.
The GoObserve software has been developed jointly by GoKnow Mobile Learning and The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).
4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership (Version 1.0)
Among school-related factors, school leadership is second only to teaching in its potential influence on student learning. Instructional leadership is a critical aspect of school leadership. The work of instructional leaders is to ensure that every student receives the highest quality instruction each day. Doing so requires that instructional leaders lead for the improvement of the quality of teaching and for the improvement of student learning. The framework which follows is not the sum total of the work of instructional leaders. Rather, it is a description of the most salient aspects of instructional leadership.
5D™ Instructional Framework (Version 4.0)
Developed from multiyear research efforts at the University of Washington, the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning instructional framework is a comprehensive reflection of the core elements of effective teaching. The 5D instructional framework provides a common language of instruction that defines teaching and learning along five dimensions: purpose, student engagement, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment for student learning, and classroom environment and culture. These five dimensions are further defined by 13 subdimensions. The 5D instructional framework is a tool to help schools and districts successfully implement high-quality instructional practices. The tool can be used as the “lens” for classroom observations, as a guide for teachers, and as a reference during lesson planning and staff meetings about instructional practices.
5D+™ Teacher Evaluation Rubric (Version 2.0)
We know that building the capacity of teachers will lead to better instruction and greater learning for all students. Helping educators understand what good teaching looks like is at the heart of the Center for Educational Leadership’s 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric – a growth-oriented tool for improving instruction. The 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric is based on the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (5D) instructional framework, and is composed of 37 indicators of teacher performance. Performance levels within each indicator are used to delineate teaching practice, from unsatisfactory to basic, proficient and distinguished.
Principal Instructional Leadership Evidence Gathering Tool (1st edition)
Gathering and analyzing evidence of instructional leadership proficiency is a critical process for central office leaders committed to supporting growth in principal effectiveness. The attached tool provides components of instructional leadership and guiding questions to collect evidence of principal proficiency in these areas. While this tool is designed for use by central office leaders in collaboration with principals, it can also be used by principals for self assessment and goal setting.
Five Phases for Implementing an Instructional Framework: Moving from a Shared Vision to a Shared Practice
A critical element of central office transformation involves the adoption and implementation of an instructional framework. Adopting such a framework allows districts to implement instructional practices at scale (across all schools) based on a common vision of high quality teaching and learning. The attached tool helps central office leaders think through both the key phases of implementing an instructional framework as well as their actions within the central office and with schools. This tool has been developed with partner districts and is used across systems as they move from learning CEL’s instructional framework, the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning, to implementing it across a system.
Teacher Next Steps Inventory
This tool was released in a book by CEL's Dr. Stephen Fink and Dr. Anneke Markholt, Leading for Instructional Improvement: How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise.
Leaders can utilize this tool after observing teachers in the classroom to:
- Maintain an inventory—allows leaders to be thoughtful and systematic about the nature of professional development that might be needed—for individual teachers, departments, or for the entire staff.
- Assist leaders in noting trends in and patterns of student learning and teaching practice.
The Tool Shop is a feature through which CEL provides tools we believe school and district leaders will find useful to support their leadership practice.