Coherent instruction can lead to powerful results but is a ‘paradigm shift’ for students and teachers. It requires a thoughtful approach to materials adoption, implementation, and teacher professional learning. With support from the WK Kellogg Foundation, Redstone investigated the key steps through case studies of two districts using EL Education’s coherent instructional model.

“EL Education’s model, like others that embody college- and career-ready standards such as Illustrative Mathematics and Core Knowledge, reflects an ongoing evolution in the field.

Curricula, assessments, and professional learning have long been important. But despite decades of research urging alignment, they have generally been pursued independently. Now, there’s a growing push to integrate them as a coherent approach that involves and empowers teachers from the start.”

You can read the full article via Learning Forward, here.

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