The Top FIP Posts of 2013

As we begin 2014, Battelle for Kids and the Ohio Department of Education want to thank all of the teachers, leadership, and districts that have been a part of FIP Your School Ohio. Together, we are experiencing student achievement, professional development, and enhanced learning for everyone. Through its Race to the Top initiative, the Ohio Department of Education has been providing educators with professional development opportunities that support the adoption of formative instructional practices across the state.  Here is a look at a few of our most popular blog posts of 2013.

Becoming a FIP School: 9 Tips for Successful Implementation: Familiarize yourself with resources, monitor your progress, have a plan for building capacity, and more. ODE's Virginia Ressa shares tips to support your journey to becoming a FIP school.

Coaching, Physical Education, and FIP: Great coaches and physical education teachers know that FIP is not just one more thing, or even something new. It is the way to communicate goals, provide feedback, and provide support so that our students and teams reach their highest potential.

When Average Isn't Good Enough: An Ohio teacher shares the data from her Ohio Achievement Assessment to determine what she can do differently to make sure all of her students are growing and learning.

 Bluffton Exempted Village Schools Focused on FIP: Superintendent Greg Denecker shares the story behind the "FIP Me Baby" music video, their journey through the FIP modules, and the results from their most recent report card. 




What Measuring Student Growth and Marriage Have in Common: The first few years are usually the toughest. But stick with it—it will get easier and it is definitely worth the struggle.

We're looking for more great examples of how districts are using formative instructional practices. If you have a story, whether it be a student that has been impacted by FIP or a teacher spotlight on a highly effective teacher, we want to hear from you! You can share a brief summary in the comments or plug in on Twitter using #OHFIP. We're looking forward to another great year with you in 2014!