During the fall of 2016, six school received their fall Systematic School Support (S3) Visit. During those visits, classrooms were visited, and teachers took part in either formal focus groups or provided feedback through informal conversations. One of the many highlights of visiting our schools was seeing first hand how well the implementation of the Instructional Core is going. We saw incredible examples of high-quality aligned learning targets that students understood and could share with us, the use of anticipatory sets, and essential questions that were broad and open-ended. In the teacher focus groups, teachers at almost every school brought up the Core, learning targets, and a-ha moments they had as we learned about the Instructional Core in our district-wide professional development. Students at several schools commented on how much they liked having targets and questions to help them gauge their own learning. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in implementing the research-based practices that make up our Instructional Core Framework.
To learn more about S3 Visits, click here.