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TCSD Instructional Framework

What is the Instructional Framework?
 
 

What the Framework is and is not

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Implementation Supports for the Instructional Framework

Instructional Framework & Digital Tools

 

Identify Desired Academic Outcomes 

Overview of Identifying Desired Academic Outcomes

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Objectives & Standards

The learning intentions and goals of a course or learning experience; learning objectives that define what students should know and be able to do as a result of their engagement.

 

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  •  Clearly stating learning objectives using Google Slides

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Bell Ringers/Do Now

Overview of Bell Ringer/Do Now

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Questioning

Used to gauge prior learning, to check for understanding, to elicit evidence, to monitor individual performance, and to encourage whole-class groups to share their insights and learn from one another.

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Core Instruction

Overview of Core Instruction

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Direct Instruction

Teacher clearly states learning objectives & success criteria; uses a “hook;”  presents a lesson; checks for understanding; provides guided practice, closure, and independent practice. 


Explicit Instruction

Teacher models, verbalizes the thinking process, provides opportunities to practice, and gives feedback.

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  • Google Tips and Tricks (This link will direct you to a website not owned or affiliated with Tooele County School District.)

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Reciprocal Teaching

Instructional activity in which students become the teacher. Teachers model, then help students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting. Once students have learned the strategies, they take turns assuming the role of teacher in leading a dialogue about what has been read.

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Questioning

Used to gauge prior learning, to check for understanding, to elicit evidence, to monitor individual performance, and to encourage whole-class groups to share their insights and learn from one another.

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Class Discussion

Instructors and students share views on a specific topic previously lectured. Helps students learn from one another and understand and retain the lecture better.

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Jigsaw Method

Organizing classroom activity that makes students dependent on each other to succeed. It breaks classes into groups and breaks assignments into pieces that the group assembles to complete. 

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  • Face to Face Jigsaw (This link will direct you to a website not owned or affiliated with Tooele County School District.)
  • Online Jigsaw (This link will direct you to a website not owned or affiliated with Tooele County School District.)

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Concept Mapping

“A concept map is a visual organization and representation of knowledge. It shows concepts and ideas and the relationships among them…”

“...a great way to build upon previous knowledge by connecting new information back to it.”  

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Cooperative Learning

A cooperative learning reading technique that gives students the opportunity to specialize in one aspect of the topic, master the topic, and teach the material to group members. 

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Formative Assessment & Feedback

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Summarization

How to discern the most important ideas, integrate central ideas.

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Feedback 

Information provided by a teacher or peer regarding one’s performance or understanding that reduces the discrepancy between what is understood and what is aimed to be understood.


Reflection and Evaluation 

Remembering or recounting AND judging what worked and what didn’t work.

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Opportunities to Respond

Any chance students have to respond or answer questions; specifically useful to help teachers check for understanding. Students responding verbally, by action (fist to five), written on a small whiteboard, etc. 

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Guided Core Instruction

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Graphic Organizer

Students learn best by arranging new concepts in relation to information they have already mastered. Key to concept mapping is that students themselves are taught to create the learning tool by which they then will master course material.

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Direct Instruction

Teacher clearly states learning objectives & success criteria; uses a “hook;”  presents a lesson; checks for understanding; provides guided practice, closure, and independent practice. Not a teacher lecturing from the front. 

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Deliberate Practice

Occurs when an individual intentionally repeats an activity in order to improve performance. Such behavior is necessary to achieve high levels of expert performance.

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Scaffolding

A common educational practice by which a teacher establishes and then gradually removes outside assistance that enables students to complete educational tasks.

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Guided Reading

Small-group reading instruction designed to provide differentiated teaching that supports students in developing reading proficiency. The small group model allows students to be taught in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs, accelerating their progress.

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Reciprocal Teaching

Instructional activity in which students become the teacher in small group reading sessions. Teachers model, then help students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting. Once students have learned the strategies, they take turns assuming the role of teacher in leading a dialogue about what has been read.

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Intervention

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Response to Intervention

Multi-tier approach to early identification and support of students with academic needs.

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Individualized Learning

One-on-one instruction between a student and teacher, tailoring lessons for various learning needs, individual feedback, and teaching to mastery. 

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Assessment & Feedback

Instructional Strategies

Tutorials

Assessment

Process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences; the process culminates when assessment results are used to improve their learning.  

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Problem-Solving Teaching

A method where students learn by working on problems within real-world context that is relevant to the students. The teacher models the problem solving process and provides students with a new problem to solve. Define the problem, think about it, plan a solution, carry out the plan, look back

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Feedback

Information provided by a teacher or peer regarding one’s performance or understanding that reduces the discrepancy between what is understood and what is aimed to be understood.

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Additional Technical Tutorials

Canvas Technical Tutorials

Google Classroom Technical Tutorials 

Illuminate Technical Tutorials