The Learning-Focused Instructional Framework is Implemented in a Distributed PD Sequence
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Learning-Focused Strategies is the best model that we have used in years! The strategies that we have learned in the process have helped our teams develop stronger differentiated activities that appeal to a vast number of different learners. The Learning-Focused way gives ownership of learning to the student. It fosters growth in both the instructor and the learner.
Our school district is an “A” this year with 7 out of 9 of our schools making A’s. We rank 16th in the state out of 67 districts and rank 2nd since 2001 for gains made in reading and math. Learning-Focused is working!!
We have shown much improvement in the quality of instruction. Time on task has increased and “best practice” has been utilized throughout the school day. State assessments results have shown growth for Hispanic students especially. Greater emphasis on student centered activities, collaborative pairs, student assessment, and higher order learning goals have improved student achievement. Learning-Focused truly does improve student learning and assists with quality instruction in the classroom.