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Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
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This course helps instructional leaders—administrators, mentors, or teacher leaders—support teachers’ professional growth and practice using the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching® based on the works of Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.
Instructional leaders will learn how to use the FIT Teaching Growth and Leadership Tool’s five key components to support high-quality teaching:
1. Planning with Purpose2. Cultivating a Learning Climate3. Instructing with Intention4. Assessing with a System5. Impacting Student Learning
After taking this course, educators will understand why and how purposeful planning and cultivating a positive learning climate provides clarity, guidance, and structures that increase learning opportunities for their students. Instructional leaders will learn how to guide and encourage their teachers’ practice and professional growth through collegial dialogue and observations. This course requires that you partner with a colleague to review his or her classroom practice and discuss how to implement elements of the FIT Teaching model. The application activities will outline the suggested scope of discussions and classroom observations.
(ASCD online course, 2017)