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.
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.
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.
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.
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.