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    Lower Moreland Township School District

    Instructional Framework

    The Effective Teacher. . .

     

     

     

    ¨     Promotes explicit, high expectations of what students should know and do

    o   What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals? 

    o   What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?

     

    ¨     Uses ongoing assessment and student data to inform instruction and provide students

    with feedback

    o   What will I do to track student progress, adjust instruction, and celebrate success?

     

    ¨     Involves students actively in the learning process while focusing on big ideas and

    essential questions

    o   What will I do to engage students?

    o   What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge and make connections?

    o   What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?

     

    ¨     Provides varied instruction based on student needs

    o   What will I do to differentiate instruction?

    o   What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?

    o   What will I do to provide intervention or enrichment opportunities?

     

    ¨     Establishes a culture for learning

    o   What will I do to develop and sustain effective relationships with students?

    o   What will I do to establish and maintain classroom rules and procedures?

    o   What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?

     

    ¨     Promotes the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration

    o   What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?

    o   What will I do to engage students in cooperative groups by structuring individual accountability and

    positive interdependence?

     

    ¨     Uses technology in an authentic way to enhance instruction

    o   What will I do to create technology rich experiences that promote student learning and 21st century skills?   

    o   What will I do with technology tools to provide learning experiences that would not be possible otherwise? 

     

    ¨     Reflects on learning experiences and seeks opportunities to grow professionally

    o   What will I do to continue my professional development?

    o   What will I do to integrate new knowledge and skills into instruction?

     

    ¨     Matters!

     

    Based on the works of Danielson, Marzano, and Wiliam & Black

Last Modified on September 4, 2012