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T4RL

TEACHING FOR RIGOROUS LEARNING PATHWAY

Teaching with Impact

The TEACHING FOR RIGOROUS LEARNING PATHWAY is built on the idea that academic gains and student agency can be accomplished together.   This is done by designing, implementing and inspecting a few key strategies that ensure students develop clarity, develop the skills to give and receive accurate feedback, develop assessment capabilities and engage in rigorous learning tasks.  

RIGOR
REDEFINED

Small and doable strategies to ensure students are engaging in rigorous learning and developing the skills to take ownership over their own learning. 

COMING SOON
McDoell Teaching for Transfer

TEACHING FOR TRANSFER

Developing a student’s ability to innovate requires learning within and across academic disciplines and real world contexts

RiRe
T4T

RIGOR REDEFINED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

COMING SOON​

TEACHING FOR TRANSFER
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • Day 1 focuses on developing units of study that are designed to ensure students engage in surface, deep, and transfer level learning as well as build individual and collective efficacy.  

  • Day 2 focuses on key teaching practices that enable students to a set of practices that aim to support  students in applying their learning within and across contexts as well as promote the deep learning that necessitates high quality transfer learning.  

  • (optional) Day 3 focuses on engaging in authentic problems outside the classroom as well as ensuring a high quality unit and lesson design process is well established to sustain transfer learning across the school year.  

T4TPL
RiRePL
McDowell Developing Expert Learners

DEVELOPING EXPERT LEARNERS

Student achievement and attitude increase when students have the tools to own their learning

McDowell The Busy Teacher Differentiation

THE
BUSY TEACHER

Making differentiation doable for every teacher in every classroom  

DEVELOPING EXPERT LEARNERS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • Day 1 focuses on establishing student clarity and using effective feedback strategies in the K-12 classrooms.

  • Day 2 provides strategies to challenge students at surface, deep, and transfer levels of learning.

  • Day 3 focuses on building student and teacher individual and collective efficacy.

THE BUSY TEACHER
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • Day 1 focuses on developing strategies to build student assessment capabilities to develop the metacognitive strategies to develop ownership over their own learning.  

  • Day 2 focuses on developing strategies on handling setbacks, and working collaboratively with others to solve complex problems.

McDowell Differentiation
DELPL
BTPL
DEL
TBT

UNIT DESIGN WORKSHOP | RIGOROUS LEARNING

The following series of workshops focus on designing units of study that are anchored to syllabus requirements.  The workshops provide guidance on developing and implementing practices that ensure students learn across surface, deep, and transfer expectations.  The workshops are divided into two-hour increments that are anchored to learning intentions and success criteria, rigorous task and assessment development, lesson creation, and targeted instructional and feedback practices.  

IC4I

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING FOR IMPACT

A high support and high accountability coaching program designed for educators at their point of need.  The program provides routine meetings to determine core problems of practices, plan areas of growth, discuss current progress, and develop skills and dispositions to improve and refine practice. 

UDWRL
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