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Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Designing an Instructional Vision

In the second webinar of our series Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens, we turn our attention to the first stage of the instructional materials selection process—designing the instructional vision.  An instructional vision shapes how data, policies, and state requirements are integrated into your districts’ curricula adoption process. 

Jesse Melgares, the Senior Director of Programs & Partnerships at New Teacher Center, and Dr. Todd Davis, Chief Academic Officer for Aldine Independent School District in Texas, discuss how using an instructional vision helps deepen a district’s engagement with the materials selection process. 

Constructing an instructional vision works best if a variety of stakeholders are involved. Jesse Melgares examines the consequences of not including teachers and students in the beginning stages of the instructional visioning process:

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