LISD Tenets

Driven by curriculum

Expected for instructional delivery

Lockhart ISD is committed to providing students with a dynamic learning environment.

Lockhart ISD is committed to providing students with a dynamic learning environment. LISD will incorporate technology as a natural part of education through an integrated, comprehensive framework, provide resources, and ensure that all students will have the opportunity to develop the 21st-century skills necessary to be productive citizens in an information-driven, global society.

Classroom Community

  • Classroom environment encourages a collaborative growth mindset and shared accountability

  • Classroom design and pedagogy develops collaborative skills

  • Classroom is set up to support groups of different sizes as they engage in different types of work

  • Development of social emotional skills

Fundamental 5(The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction by Laird & Cain, 2011)

  • All lessons will have a Lesson Frame that is aligned to the level of rigor of the standard

  • Teachers will be in the Powerzone to check on student understanding and correct student misconceptions immediately

  • Students will have multiple opportunities to discuss their learning throughout a lesson with Frequent, Small Group, Purposeful Talk

  • Critical Writing will be used to assess students’ level of understanding

  • To promote academic growth and positive behaviors teachers will Recognize and Reinforce students

Student Goals and Progress

  • Students use technology tools to set goals, plan activities, monitor progress, and evaluate results rather than simply completing assignments without reflection

  • All activities, tasks, and assessments yield actionable data on student progress towards mastery and goal attainment

Innovation and Leveraging Technology

Learning is facilitated through creative instruction driven by the individual students’ needs.

Purposeful integration of instructional technology by scaling the SAMR model:

  • Substitution: Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change

  • Augmentation: Tech acts as a tool substitute, with functional improvement

  • Modification: Tech allows for significant task redesign

  • Redefinition: Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable

Flexible Learning Paths and Competency Driven Instruction

  • Student agency creates the opportunity for multiple, differentiated learning trajectories to guide students on their individual path towards mastery

  • The teacher spends most of time working with individual students or small groups of < 10

  • Direct instruction looks different for different students (groups of students) and is tailored to support growth and acceleration

  • Teacher is intentional in integrating on and offline formative assessment data and references data daily