Instruction & Feedback
- All teachers' instruction is constantly improving in its alignment to TEKS and instructional practices due to actionable, evidence-based feedback.
- Utilize instructional decision points that include high yield researched-based instructional practices and 7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom to help students achieve the learning.
- Collaborate with colleagues in Professional Learning Communities to review data, align instructional strategies to meet student needs, and improve learning.
- Teachers are encouraged to reflect and adjust instruction daily based on checks for understanding and student feedback, such as exit tickets or formative assessments.
- Instructional coaches will provide reflective instructional feedback through coaching sessions.
Data-Driven Instruction (DDI)
- All teachers incorporate results from analysis of periodic common formative assessments and/or performance tasks to inform instruction and address student misconceptions and preconceptions.
- Analyze 9-week assessments, which measure grade-level progress on the state standards, and be prepared to discuss results with principals and campus leaders.
- Re-teach and adjust teaching practice based on the analysis of student progress against the standard.
- To assist with monitoring student growth and effective instruction, students in grades K-10 will take the NWEA MAP Assessments three times a year.
Culture of Safety & Development
- All educators report feeling part of a safe, risk-taking environment where it is safe to try new things and get smarter at implementing the state standards.
- Post Classroom/Teacher Expectations.
- Communicate high expectations where all students develop and continuously improve through practice, feedback, reflection, and teacher interventions.
- Smile and greet students at the door every day and every class period.
- Communicate and foster a caring environment that promotes a growth mindset for both students and adults.
- Work to “Capture Kids’ Hearts.”
- Contact and communicate with parents regularly, per campus expectations.