Instructional Resources & Practices

We must design engaging learning experiences for our students.

This requires us to:

  • Own a strong understanding of every student's assets, needs, interests, and aspirations.
  • Build from the Colorado Academic Standards, emphasizing 21st Century Skills.
  • Use our instructional models, base curricula, and additional resources to plan for high levels of cognitive engagement.
  • Inform learning targets with formative data, interim data, and the Exit Criteria in mind.
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Grade Level Core Content

Each grade-level resource includes:

Exit Criteria- A synthesis of the standards for each content and grade level. 21st century skills, language, and CRE should be explicitly developed in all grade levels and contents

Instructional Models-Provide recommended instructional strategies, methods, and planning resources.

Year at a glance- Resources for yearly planning at both the year and unit level.

Assessment Tools-Interim assessment maps for literacy and mathematics, assessment banks, i-Ready and MasteryConnect resources

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Art, Music, PE, Dance, Drama, and World Languages

Curricular Resource Adoption Updates

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"Any curriculum, good or bad, will sink or float on the culture of the classroom in which it is enacted. Culture matters not only to realize curricular goals, but also as a shaper of students' development as powerful thinkers and learners."-Ron Ritchhart

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Useful Links

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Educator Effectiveness

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Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

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Assessment and Research

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College and Career Success

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Personalized Learning


Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

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SABA - Professional Learning

Exceptional Student Services

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Infinite Campus

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APS Gifted and Talented Education