Created by Instruction Partners, 2018
Our schools are full of children with amazing potential. But, getting kids excited about learning — especially when they all have different strengths and needs — is hard work, and too often we ask teachers to do it all on their own. Research shows that providing teachers with high-quality instructional materials to support their teaching is an effective strategy for increasing student learning. When teachers have great instructional materials, they can focus their time, energy, and creativity on meeting the diverse needs of students and helping them all learn and grow.
However, teachers need much more than a new box of materials. They need to be supported by a team of leaders who recognize that the process of introducing new instructional materials is a complex one. It demands knowledge of content and instructional pedagogy, attention to detail, and a keen understanding of how curriculum connects to other pieces of a district’s plan