Component 4B

Maintaining accurate records

Quest Overview

  • In this quest, you will learn about Danielson component 4B
  • Understanding: You will read about the Danielson component 4B (understanding what it is, why it is important, what the elements are embedded within the component, and ways you can show it in your digital portfolio).
  • Explore: complete a write up for Component 4B in your digital portfolio. To document your learning, you will take a screenshot of your write up in your digital portfolio and upload it to My GCC.
  • Synthesis: tweet out a connection between this component and ISTE, growth mindset, SAMR, another education class, or your future classroom. Upload a screenshot of your tweet to My GCC.
  • This Quest should take you no more than two hours to complete at most.


The guiding questions for this quest include:

  • What is component 4B?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the elements associated with component 4B?
  • What are the artifacts you can create to demonstrate competency in component 4B in your digital portfolio?

Understanding Component 4B: Maintaining accurate records

What is Component 4B?

  • Being able to track students' assignments, grades, progress with the material,
  • Keeping track of those non-instructional tasks.

Why do we need to know about component 4B?

Component 4B is important because
  • We must be able to keep accurate records of instructional & non-instructional tasks.
  • We are able to monitor student learning & adjust instruction as needed.
  • Teachers may keep records formally through a school database or learning management system (LMS). Examples include: edmodo, schoology, blackboard, or moodle.
  • A less formal way can be anecdotal notes in students' folders.


Possible artifacts

Artifacts for component 4B include:
  • Gradebook
  • Progress monitoring tracking
  • Students keep track of their own grades
  • Technology to track grades


Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice a framework for teaching (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


  • Open your component 4B page in your digital portfolio
  • Upload a screenshot of your digital portfolio component 4B with write up to My GCC.
  • Be sure to publish your website!
  • Complete a write up on your component 4B page that describes in your words and citing Danielson to the following questions:

  1. What is component 4B?
  2. Why do you need it?
  3. What are the elements?
  4. What are some artifacts you can use to show competency with component 4B?
  • Try to be original here don't just write down my ideas. Include materials that you may have from other classes.

Synthesis & Test

Tweet out a connection between component 4B and one of the following:


2. Growth Mindset


4. Another education class

5. Application for your future classroom

6. The 4 C's

Be sure to use the class hashtag #gccedu and take a screenshot to upload to My GCC!