In schools, nothing matters more than the quality of instruction. Educators can save time and enhance teaching by choosing a curriculum and adapting pre-made lesson materials created with high standards and embedded personalization options.
Below, we offer easy-to-use teaching and teacher-leadership instructional and curriculum resources:
Instructional Excellence Support
Instructional Excellence Summary—This handy tool summarizes the critical elements of instructional excellence in one page. It is based on the strategies of outstanding, high-growth teachers who have worked in schools served by Public Impact and the common elements of several leading instructional experts, whose work is listed within. The table below highlights the critical elements of instructional excellence. Read the summary for details.
Instructional Excellence Support Guide Overview and Support Tool—This guide provides detailed actions for each element in the Instructional Excellence Summary, and help for multi-classroom leaders in using that detail to guide and support teachers.
Download, print, and check off Instructional Excellence Action Lists with suggested actions for each element—more lists coming!
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During the School Year
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Recommended High-Quality Curricula: Detailed Summary for Curriculum & Instruction Professionals—this publication in the Opportunity Culture Connect series offers recommendations for high-quality curricula, with links to free and low-cost options.
Recommended High-Quality Curricula: Leadership Summary—this one-pager in the Opportunity Culture Connect series summarizes our recommendations for high-quality curricula.
Help to Teach Reading
The Science of Reading—Introduction: Understanding the Simple View of Reading—this slide deck details the simple view of reading equation—Decoding X Language Comprehension = Reading Comprehension—and distinguishes misleading conventional wisdom from facts based on research about teaching methods that boost students’ reading comprehension.
The Science of Reading—Study & Action Guide: Improving Your Multi-Classroom Leadership Team’s Instruction—this slide deck is intended to help multi-classroom leaders, their teaching teams, and other teachers improve reading instruction and student learning growth fast.
Bringing the Science of Reading Into the Classroom—in this new publication in the Opportunity Culture Connect series, educators get a one-page reminder of the critical elements of reading research.
See the Instructional Leadership and Excellence web pages for free training, teaching team study guides, educator videos, and more help for teachers, multi-classroom leaders, principals, and others in Opportunity Culture schools.
More subject-specific help on the way! Watch for announcements in the Opportunity Culture Newsletter!