Wednesday, February 1
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Create Roadmaps for Growth
Want to help teachers and other education professionals improve their practice?
It's essential to start with a clear vision for what improved practice will look like—not from an observer's perspective, but from the point of view of the practitioner.
We call this the insider's view, and it's the key to enhancing professional judgment.
Too often, shared expectations focus solely on surface-level features, and offer little guidance how to think in more sophisticated and nuanced ways.
Instructional frameworks are the key.
WHAT ARE INSTRUCTIONAL FRAMEWORKS?
An instructional framework is a detailed description of the insider's view of professional practice in a specific area, broken into key components and levels of fluency.
Key components focus attention on the essential elements of a practice. For example, a framework on rigor might have key components such as:
- Alignment to standards
- Conveying high expectations to students
- Scaffolding and developing milestones
Levels of fluency create a progression from beginning, to developing, to fluent, to exemplary, in each key component. This progression gives practitioners clear next steps so they can continue to develop.
Instructional frameworks are perfect for:
- Establishing shared expectations
- Creating growth pathways for teachers & other education professionals
- Mobilizing educators around a common vision for improvement
how can i develop instructional frameworks?
In the Growth Pathways Certification, we'll walk you through the 5-step process for developing instructional frameworks:
- Choose a Focus
- Brainstorm Key Components
- Articulate Levels of Fluency
- Get Feedback & Revise
- Apply Your Framework & Iterate
Mapping Professional Practice
Book included with registration
How Will We Interact?
Our live sessions are Wednesdays, February 1st, February 8th, February 15th, February 22nd, 2023 @ 2pm Central.
Each week, we'll meet for an hour on Zoom to discuss the key ideas and processes in the book. You'll get:
- Access to all live Zoom meetings
- Recordings of each session—lifetime access
- Transcripts for easy search and review
- A hardcopy of the book for each participant
Bonus for First 10 Groups—1:1 Support
If you're one of the first ten groups to register, you'll qualify for an additional 1:1 consultation to support you in developing your custom instructional frameworks. This message will be removed when all ten 1:1 spots are filled.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER?
What's In The Book?
Mapping Professional Practice
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: What Are Instructional Frameworks?
Part 2: How to Develop Instructional Frameworks
Part 3: Instructional Frameworks in Action
Get The Book
Existing members who do not already have the book—please order it using the links above.
Registrants will receive a copy of Mapping Professional Practice with their paid registration.
ABOUT YOUR COACHES
Heather Bell-Williams is an experienced teacher, school administrator and consultant, with over 30 years of expertise to bring to her role as Coach and Consultant. Heather holds three bachelor’s degrees in arts and education from York University in Toronto and a Masters of Education in Leadership from the University of New Brunswick, as well as several additional qualifications, including Flourishing Coach certification. Heather is co-author of Mapping Professional Practice (Solution Tree) with Justin Baeder, PhD.
Justin Baeder, PhD
Justin Baeder, PhD. is author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree), co-author of Mapping Professional Practice (Solution Tree), and creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries make a daily habit of classroom visits. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Washington, and helps senior leaders in K-12 organizations build capacity for instructional leadership