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Glossary

Backward design

Teacher builds a lesson by, “identifying desired results, determine acceptable evidence, and plan leanring experienes and instruction.”

(1) students who are considered to be equipped with the knowledge and skills deemed essential for success in university, college, and community-college programs, or (2) the kinds of educational programs and learning opportunities that lead to improved preparation for these two- and four-year collegiate programs.

Cooperative Learning

http://www.co-operation.org/

Cooperative learning is the instructional use of small groups so that students work together to maximize their own and each other’s learning.

Criteria-referenced criteria evaluation

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

https://www.understood.org/

MTSS is a framework that many schools use to provide targeted support to struggling students. It focuses on the “whole child.” MTSS supports academic growth and achievement, but it also supports many other areas. This includes behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism.

Considered the “gold standard” of teaching, the NBC “engag[es] teachers in the development of standards for accomplished teaching and in the building of an assessment – National Board Certification – that validly and reliably identifies when a teacher meets those standards.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

https://rti4success.org/

A three tiered method to identify and support behaviors in a school setting through positive encouragement of positive behaviors to impact school climate.

In a Socratic Seminar activity, students help one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in a text through a group discussion format. Students are responsible for facilitating their group discussion around the ideas in the text; they shouldn’t use the discussion to assert their opinions or prove an argument. Through this type of discussion, students practice how to listen to one another, make meaning, and find common ground while participating in a conversation.A Socratic Seminar activity often begins with the discussion leader, a student or the teacher, asking an open-ended question.

Refers to a wide variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students