Instructional Design Elements
Every child is unique, and every child learns differently. That’s why we design instruction that ensures students who enter our classrooms have a learning experience tailored for them.
Assessments comprise a variety of timely measures used to gather evidence of student progress to inform instructional decisions while encouraging and empowering student learning.
Instruction is a targeted and dynamic process that challenges students to improve their skill level and confidence in literacy and numeracy. It is an incremental approach that is guided by direct instruction, questioning, and formative feedback.
Instruction focuses on developing knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that empower students to thrive in a rapidly changing global context. Examples include critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, creativity, communication, and executive functioning skills.
Core and Emerging Literacies
Instruction focuses on foundational literacy and numeracy skills as well as literacies aligned with how technology is reshaping how we live, learn, and work. Emerging literacies include digital, design, entrepreneurial, and environmental knowledge and skills.
Instruction is designed to reduce barriers to learning, promote self-efficacy, and provide students with meaningful choices for access, engagement, action, and expression.
Instruction is tailored for each student’s needs, strengths, and interests. Students have opportunities to actively participate in the design of their learning.