Description

This stack is designed to provide educators at every level with an understanding of the elements of good instruction that encourages the teacher in the role as facilitator of student centered approaches that maximize authentic student learning in the classroom.

What You’ll Learn

You will learn the essential components of facilitating student centered instruction to impact student achievement.

Who Should Apply

  • PK12 educators
  • Instructional coaches
  • Education support professionals

Micro-credentials


Asking Questions

The teacher implements a lesson utilizing high-quality and varied question types and reflects upon the impact the questions have on student learning.

Academic Feedback

The teacher creates a system to collect academic feedback and its impact on learners.

Developing Objectives

The teacher develops learning objectives for a lesson that reveals the unpacking of a standard.

Engaging Students in Problem Solving

The teacher provides evidence demonstrating students engaged in at least three types of problem solving.

Engaging Students in Multiple Types of Thinking

The teacher provides evidence demonstrating students in multiple types of thinking, including analystical thinking, practical thinking, creative thinking, and research-based thinking.

Grouping

The teacher plans for grouping strategies that vary in group composition and are structured for students to know their roles, responsibilities, and work expectations.

Lesson Pacing and Structure

The teacher creates a lesson plan that includes time stamps for each activity planned.

Motivating Students

The teachers creates and implements strategies that engage students.

Planning for Questions

The teacher plans for question types for a lesson or a series of lessons that are varied and high-quality and anticipates the responses the questions might elicit.

Presenting Instructional Content

The teacher uses or creates instructional materials to present academic content in their learning environments.

Questioning: Wait time

The teacher plans for and effectively uses wait time during a lesson and reflects upon the impact wait time has on student learning.

Selecting Materials

The teacher develops a lesson plan including materials that support the lesson objectives, engage students, and elicit multiple types of thinking.

Selecting Activities

The teacher develops a lesson plan including activities that support the lesson objectives, engage students, and elicit multiple types of thinking.

Teacher Content Knowledge

The teacher implements a lesson utilizing extensive content knowledge of the subject matter they teach and reflects upon the impact it has on student learning.

Teacher Knowledge of Students

The teacher uses differentiated instruction practices to display understanding of students' varied needs and anticipated learning difficulties.