exceeding standards through high-impact instruction plu
The book used to guide the learning is High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching by Dr. Jim Knight (2013).
The UA/UWA In-Service Center provides each participant with a copy of the book.
The purpose of this study is to provide high quality, sustained professional learning for those with instructional leadership certificates in Tuscaloosa City Schools and the UARIC Region. It will build capacity for current and aspiring administrators within the area of teaching and learning. The study will include learning sessions on data analysis, understanding of how to teach to the standards, using research-based instructional strategies, developing quality formative assessments for learning, and building a learning-centered school culture. In addition, a book study will be facilitated and leaders will be expected to turn-around each session for teachers at the local schools. A monitoring of local school levels of implementation will also be conducted.
This study will focus on improving teaching and learning by investigating content and skills to be mastered in the standards at the appropriate level of depth of knowledge, high impact instructional strategies and the implementation of those strategies in the classroom, and community building in the school to foster a learning –centered environment. Through the activities in this study, participants will deepen their understanding of standards and depth of knowledge, see how formative assessment can guide the purposeful planning of lessons and selection of the most effective instructional strategies, and utilize the structures and processes of community building to raise expectations and student engagement in learning. This study fully addresses all indicators of Standard 2 and is fully aligned with the Alabama Standards for Professional Development.
PLU will be facilitated by:
Terri C. Boman, Ph. D., Director
University of Alabama/University of West Alabama In-Service Center
College of Education