Why DCPS Needs a Teaching and Learning Framework
The Teaching and Learning Framework provides a common language to discuss instructional practices and teacher actions. It also provides clear expectations for teachers and will drive coherent, robust professional development, systems of support and evaluation.
What Makes the Teaching and Learning Framework Unique
The Framework provides a comprehensive approach to the teaching profession. It is not a program or a curriculum, but rather, a way of thinking.
Many programs and curricula fit into the Framework. For example, when analyzing standards, teachers might use Doug Reeve’s process as outlined in Unwrapping the Standards or the Insight Education Group’s Strategic Design.
When choosing strategies to support learning for all students, teachers might use a variety of proven approaches, such as cooperative learning, graphic organizers, discussion sessions, a workshop model or independent study.