Learning Teams and Stations SIA Course

The Exemplary Practices of Learning-Focused

With the Learning-Focused Instructional Planning Framework…

  • Teachers are extraordinarily effective and engaging
  • Students learn grade level concepts and skills
  • Students apply Higher Order Thinking strategies and processes effectively, strategically and independently
  • All students receive relevant support and challenge based on individual needs
  • School leaders provide high levels of support and accountability
  • Teachers apply an Exemplary Lesson Framework to instruction
  • Teachers plan collaboratively
  • Lessons are standards driven and backward designed (planning with the end in mind)
  • Teachers plan rigorous grade level assignments that integrate comprehension, writing, and higher order thinking
  • Lessons cultivate a learner-centered culture


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