Learning-Focused Instructional Frameworks

The Learning-Focused Instructional Framework: Your Pathway to Exemplary provides you with a focus on:

  1. The High Performance Learning-Focused Lesson
  2. Teaching with Higher Order Thinking and Rigor in Mind
  3. Accelerating Learning for All Students

We know that every school is different and will have different needs to meet their goals. This is why we have different versions of the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework – so we can better meet your specific needs! One of these seven frameworks will provide you with exactly what you need to focus on to increase teaching effectiveness and accelerate learning in your school.


The Learning-Focused Instructional Framework: Lessons You Can Believe In

The biggest difference between typical and exemplary schools is how teachers plan. Teachers who intentionally plan lessons that connect the most effective strategies within each lesson, ensure that all students meet or exceed grade-level standards. With a framework specifically designed for the most effective teaching and learning, teachers will consistently and pervasively plan and teach at the levels needed for all students to be successful. With The Learning-Focused Instructional Framework: Lessons You Can Believe In, teachers will increase their capacity to plan and implement exemplary lessons that engage all students in mastering rigorous content. (Item #940)

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Teaching with Rigor in Mind: An Instructional Framework for Higher Order Thinking and Rigor

The key to increasing the rigor of classroom instruction is to plan lessons in which instruction progresses through the four levels of learning, complexity is gradually increased, and students are consistently challenged to use Higher Order Thinking to analyze and reason logically about what they are learning. With Teaching with Rigor in Mind: An Instructional Framework for Higher Order Thinking and Rigor, teachers have a practical, yet effective system for planning and teaching so all students are learning at high levels and can successfully demonstrate learning at the levels expected by the new generation of standards and assessments.  (Item #945)

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Addressing the Root Causes of Academic Failure: An Instructional Framework for Moving Beyond Remediation to Close Achievement Gaps

With Addressing the Root Causes of Academic Failure: An Instructional Framework for Moving Beyond Remediation to Close Achievement Gaps, teachers purposefully plan learning opportunities in their lessons that address the root causes of academic failure. Without an instructional framework specifically designed for personalizing instruction for all students, it is extremely challenging for teachers to consistently and pervasively plan and teach struggling students so they successfully learn grade-level concepts and skills. This framework gives teachers the tools and structure to plan and deliver instruction that supports all students.  (Item #947)

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Teaching in High Poverty Schools: An Instructional Framework for Engaging All Students

Purposefully engaging students from poverty is a difficult task; however, when teachers consistently plan specific strategies within an instructional framework, student engagement increases significantly. With Teaching in High Poverty Schools: An Instructional Framework for Engaging All Students, teachers will have the knowledge and tools to provide the highest levels of support and engagement for students from poverty in every lesson.  (Item #943)

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Learning is Personal: An Instructional Framework for Differentiating Instruction

Learning is Personal: An Instructional Framework for Differentiating Instruction ensures that teachers have the knowledge, skills, and structure to consistently and pervasively plan and teach lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of all students. With an instructional framework specifically designed for personalizing instruction, teachers can consistently and pervasively plan and teach so all students successfully master or exceed grade-level expectations.  (Item #949)

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From Good to Great: An Instructional Framework for Advancing Teaching

Teachers are the number one factor for student achievement. With a framework specifically designed for effective teaching, teachers will have a structure for consistently and pervasively planning and teaching the most effective lessons, with the most effective learning strategies for their students so that all of their students are highly successful. With From Good to Great: An Instructional Framework for Advancing Teaching, teachers will have the support to be highly effective and the freedom to unleash their professional teaching strengths, ensuring the highest academic success of their students.  (Item #951)

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Teaching with Comprehension in Mind: An Instructional Framework for Literacy-Focused Schools

The new generation of standards emphasize the importance of literacy in all content areas. With a framework specifically designed to plan and teach literacy integrated with content, teachers will have the structure for developing exemplary lessons with a high literacy focus. The Teaching with Comprehension in Mind: An Instructional Framework for Literacy-Focused Schools is a critical system for intentionally planning lessons that focus on building literacy growth for all students that deepens understanding of academic content.  (Item #955)

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Implementing the LearningFocused Framework CoverLearn more about the benefits of each framework, the different options for implementation and a suggested implementation timeline.

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