• TGDS Foundation: Oakland Effective Teaching Framework (OETF)

    The Oakland Effective Teaching Framework is the basis for all classroom observation and is used to provide feedback to teachers and evaluate teaching practice. The OETF is divided into four domains of effective teaching.

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    The framework provides four distinct levels of teaching performance (Not Meeting, Developing, Effective, Exemplary) that describe measurable teaching actions and provide a roadmap for improvement in teaching practice. Teachers use the framework to set and measure progress toward teacher-selected growth objectives (SMARTe goals) focused on student outcomes and professional practice.

    2015-16 TGDS Handbook
    contains the Oakland Effective Teaching Framework
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    OEA/OUSD MOU concerning implementation of TGDS in Oakland Schools