Rida Framework – Metrics

The last section in the Rida Framework is metrics, or how you measure success in your classroom. Metrics drive all major decisions in our school systems today. The data derived from standardized testing is used to justify everything from school closures to teacher pay rates and student tracking. This creates a culture of high-stakes testing

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Long Term Planner

Long Term Planner The Long Term Planner is a diagram that helps you organize your “Big” and “Essential” Questions and deliverables from your Rida Framework. The goal of the planner is to help you move from a Big Question to more detailed lessons and projects that help you arrive at your deliverables. We often create

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Activity: Planning Deliverables

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Activity: Planning Deliverables Deliverables should serve as tangible goals for the year, and they often include a concrete product or completed actions at the end of a process. In this activity, you will develop plans for your classroom’s year-end goals. Deliverables usually evolve over the course of the year so we don’t expect you to

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Activity: Big & Essential Questions

Activity: Big & Essential Questions This activity will help you generate your “Big Question” and more specifically your “Essential Questions” that will help you incorporate the skills you want to develop into your curriculum. These questions are the building blocks for the major projects and units of your curriculum. These questions serve as the “thread”

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Rida Framework – 11 Essential Skills

11 Essential Skills Ultimately, we need agents of social justice who are able to solve deep- rooted problems, imagine new realities and build movements that span communities across the world. DFS has identified the following 11 essential human skills that we believe will prepare our participants to do this work, with a commitment to ethical

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Rida Framework – Skills

It is not a mistake that we are just arriving at curriculum in our Rida Framework. Traditionally, curriculum is the starting point in a classroom, but the goal of the Rida Framework is to help us see that our role in the classroom is not only to deliver curriculum, but to develop the leaders that

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