Our Strategies

Identifying Student Learning Styles

A measure of effective teaching and learning is to identify student learning styles. The application of all four modalities is determines readiness to learn, emotional intelligence, and opportunities for academic success. 

Luft, V. (1993, November). Theme: Effective Teaching. Agricultural Education Magazine, 66(5), 4-16.

 

Powell, W., & Kusuma-Powell, O. (2011). How to Teach Now. In ASCD: Learn. Teach. Lead. . Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/111011/chapters/Knowing-Our-Students-as-Learners.aspx

Best Note Taking Methods

Note taking strategies as a way to store information for future recall

Murphy, D. (2016, April 8). Handwriting and Typing: The Impact of Note-Taking on Recall. In AERA Online Paper Repository. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=4&sid=1224d00c-aa02-4043-9212-a5041b582c72%40sdc-.

Rubrics: The Road To Achievement

Application of quality rubrics and their formation on performance tasks and critical thinking

Cargas, S., Williams, S., & Rosenberg, M. (2017, December). An Approach To Teaching Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Using Performance Tasks With A Common Rubric. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 26, 24-37. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2017.05.005

Wolf, K., Connelly, M., & Komara, A. (2008). A Tale Of Two Rubrics: Improving Teaching And Learning Across The Content Areas Through Assessment. Journal of Effective Teaching, 8(1), 21-32.

Cross-Discipline Approach To The Arts

Cross-disciplinary strategies that integrate the arts into the core curriculum and enhance artistic expression

MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). (2013). In Arts: Center For Arts, Science, & Technology At MIT. Retrieved from https://arts.mit.edu/cast/projects/classes/

Evaluation Of Disciplinary Topics

Evaluation strategies are employed around expressing significance, justifying, contextualizing, and textual evidence

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Bring Words To Life

A variety of higher order thinking skills and vocabulary incorporation strategies are utilized

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Beck, I. L., McKeown, M. G., & Kucan, L. (2013). Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction(2ndnd ed.). New York City, NY: The Guilford Press.

Four Major Types Of Essay Writing

Best practices for the four major academic essay writing styles

 

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Charlotte Danielson Teaching, Learning, And Administrative Models

The educational frameworks of Charlotte Danielson are highly regarded throughout academia. We utilize her strategies to determine quality instruction and best administrative performances

Interdisciplinary Approaches

An in-depth approach to the connections of common content within each discipline; as well as promotes significant teaching and learning.

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Culhane, J., Niewolny, K., Clark, S., & Misyak, S. (2018). Exploring The Intersections Of Interdisciplinary Teaching, Experiential Learning, And Community Engagement: A Case Study Of Service Learning In Practice. International Journal Of Teaching & Learning In Higher Education, 30(3), 412-422. Retrieved from EBSCO Host.

Data Driven Instructional Leadership

Transformative practices to cause a paradigm shift in instructional leadership using data and evidence-based models

Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)

The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC)

School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA)

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Blooms Taxonomy And Depth Of Knowledge

Strategies and assessments skills are used to determine student cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor learning

Chandio, M., Pandhiani, S., & Iqbal, R. (2016, December). Bloom's Taxonomy: Improving Assessment And Teaching-Learning Process. Journal of Education and Educational Development, 3(2), 203-221. Retrieved from EBSCO Host.

Hess, K. (2013). A Guide for Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge with Common Core State Standards. Retrieved from https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Evaluation-System/How-to-Design-and-Select-Quality-Assessments/Webbs-DOK-Flip-Chart.pdf.aspx

Textual Complexity

Methods and utility to increase textual complexity and student exposure to rigorous college and career readiness literacy

Council Of Chief State School Officers And The National Governors Association. (2019). Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: New Research on Text Complexity. In Common Core State Standards . Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/wp-content/uploads/Appendix-A-New-Research-on-Text-Complexity.pdf

Universal Terminology
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College And Career Readiness

Analysis and comprehension of the most common terminology in most higher education and career settings

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Johnson Learning System For Mathematics

We apply the Johnson Learning System, an acclaimed mathematics problem solving curriculum, for our chief strategy for mathematics literacy. Dr. Courtney Johnson an international presenter and is highly regarded educationalist with over twenty years of experience in the field.  

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