What can teachers do to make instruction more powerful?

Teachers often receive guidance on what to teach, but are often left on their own to figure out how to teach it. While often overlooked, sound instructional strategies are at the root of student success.

More than 30 years of research shows that great learning gains, especially for low-achieving students, happen when teachers use formative assessment to drive their instruction. We call this approach to integrating curriculum, instruction, and assessment into the teaching process: Formative Instructional Practices (FIP).

Building your teachers' capacity to use FIP effectively can help them succeed with the demands of current initiatives, like transitioning to new learning standards, improving college and career readiness, and responding to evaluation feedback. However, powerful teaching is not about the latest initiative—it’s the one thing that never goes out of style.

We provide a blended learning experience and suggested roll-out strategies that help educators put FIP and other high-growth strategies into practice to improve student learning.

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