Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning
Deeper Learning Strategies to Improve Engagement & Success
The College-Ready Literacy modules implement reading and writing instructional practices across the curriculum and aligns with the rigorous reading and writing demands of college.
The Inquiry Mathematics modules help the school develop and implement a college-ready math program.
ISA schools build a rigorous college preparatory curriculum using a range of strategies and tools.
Our Building a Culture of Planning module (see below) establishes the structures and practices necessary for the collegial development of lessons and an in-depth, ongoing review of student work.
The Successful Delivery of Instruction module (see below) integrates higher-order thinking, inquiry, and external learning experiences into the school’s instructional program and aligns with state standards.
|Laying the Groundwork for Professional Planning||Principal and ISA Coach meet to:|
Principal, ISA Coach and/or Leadership Team provide professional development to:
|Connecting the Planning to Data|
|Inquiring into Teachers’ Lesson Planning and Lesson Delivery|
Connecting Lesson Planning to Long-term Learning Outcomes.
|Maintaining and Building on the Culture of Planning by Incorporating Technology and Inquiring into Assessments.||Technology leader and ISA Coach will:|
|Inquiring into the Efficacy of Teachers’ Delivery of Instruction.|
Improving Specific Teachers’ Classroom Management Skills
Building Up Teachers’ Cache of Instructional Approaches
|ISA Coach and Principal co-plan to directly support teachers’ delivery of instruction. They:|
Principal and ISA coach co-lead professional development where whole staff:
Principal, supervisors, and ISA coach observe teachers, focusing on the specific area the teacher chose for improvement.
ISA coach and principal/supervisors co-plan peer observation initiative whereby: