Our Present Pursuits: The Six Instructional Strategies: A Framework for all "Administration Edition"
Leadership and the Framework:
Setting Expectations of Commonality in Language, Implementation, and Practice
Please make sure that you are on the correct blog. This is for administration.
As you are aware, one of our signature elements at Cross Creek is the use of a common instructional framework. While it was originally labeled the "CIF" and later as the "Aligned Instructional Strategies," the overall premise was (and continues to be) the faculty and staff share a common framework/language that guides the school's instructional methodology.
Our framework provides structure for the inherently unique early college setting and promotes sustainability through expectations of use by all. Cross Creek opened in 2005 and, for the most part, the framework within our school remains stable.
For a refresher and rationale reminder on the JFF Common Instructional Framework, click on this Edutopia article "Six Strategies" button to the right.
For the current Cross Creek "Instructional Strategies Guide" click on "Strategies Guide" button to the right.
Answer the following questions by clicking on comment button below.
1. What role can the principal and counselor play in promoting the framework to veterans and newbies alike so that the common language, plan, and purpose continue?
2. How important is the framework in terms of student achievement at Cross Creek? Why?
3. Now that Rounds have been suspended, how can leadership ensure fidelity to the framework?
4. How can SIT (and/or cadres) assist in setting expectations of commonality in language, implementation, and practice of the framework?
5. Should students be expected to understand the framework? Why/why not?
6. Are “strategy magnets” effective? Would a lesson on the proper use of strategy magnets be helpful to the classroom teacher? Why/why not?