Assignment Review Protocols

Create a shared understanding of grade-level work  is an important part of igniting learning. These assignment review protocols from TNTP, useful for PD or content meetings, share tools to help instructional leaders and teachers determine if an assignment  gives students the opportunity to engage in grade-level content and can create shared understanding of grade level.   

FutureEd’s Blueprint for Testing 

A key to igniting learning is establishing the expectation that supports and interventions are designed to help bring students to grade-level content and skills.  Assess proximity to grade level at the start of the school year and design supports and interventions accordingly. FutureEd’s Blueprint for Testing guides districts through what assessments to prioritize (page 10) and use of assessment …

Reflecting on Your System’s Starting Point: Reflection Rubric

Create a plan that focuses on accelerating students to grade level by using proven strategies to help them learn and practice the knowledge and skills that are most important for grade-level mastery is key for igniting learning.   After the initial phase of vision and goal setting, this reflection rubric will help districts diagnose their current state in …

Learning Acceleration for All: Planning for the Next Three to Five Years

Create a plan that focuses on accelerating students to grade level by using proven strategies to help them learn and practice the knowledge and skills that are most important for grade-level mastery.   Schools can use this learning acceleration guide from TNTP to create their learning acceleration plan.    After the initial phase of vision and goal setting, this reflection rubric will help districts …

What is Lesson Study?

Teachers can plan, execute, and reflect on a hybrid lesson. In a large school, they might all plan the same lesson. In a smaller school where no teachers teach the same grade/subject, they might simply use some of the same strategies for building student engagement and interaction and then reflect on the results.

Planning Guidance for Hybrid Teaching

This one-pager provides guiding questions and a quick activities checklist for districts and schools to use with teachers providing hybrid instruction (adapted by FHI 360 from An Introduction to Hybrid Teaching, College of DuPage)