This is the traditional three day institute will introduce teachers to the Rida Framework. This year we’ll have talks by visiting Educators (to be named soon!) and we’ll be focusing on developing unit plans for the school year.
Tune-up Meetings (NEW)
At two points in the year, teachers will have the opportunity to come together after the summer workshop to “tune up” their classroom plans and practices. The Tune-ups will focus on troubleshooting challenges and sharing successes.
Every classroom will be observed and evaluated at least once throughout the year, using the DFS 11 Essential Skills rubric. DFS will also conduct interviews with students to assess their perceptions of the classroom. Teachers will reflect on the evaluations during Tune-up Meetings to understand what’s working and not working in their classrooms, and adjust their practices accordingly.