Strong Implementation, Capacity Building, and Sustainability Planning Ensure FIP Will Not Go Away!
Over the last four years, the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle for Kids have created a wide-range of tools and services that help educators improve their use of formative instructional practices (FIP). I’m pleased to share that these professional learning resources will continue to be available to all Ohio educators—for free—for the foreseeable future.
While many LEAs have begun their journey to implement FIP, there are others who have not yet engaged or have not had the implementation support they need to build capacity around FIP with fidelity. Ohio’s commitment to keep the FIP resources available means LEAs can continue to focus on implementation, capacity-building, and sustainability planning well into the future.
Need a reminder of what to tools are available to support your FIP journey?
- 44 online modules focused on helping educators integrate Ohio’s new content standards with sound standards-driven, student-focused FIP
- Related FIP Facilitation Guides designed to drive strong team-based learning, transfer knowledge into practice and support adult blended learning
- A robust and high quality video library currently has nearly 50 videos of Ohio educators engaged in exemplary practice
- A team of well-trained regional FIP specialists to train and support teachers and leaders in the field
- An online file room for school leaders with resources to support sustainable FIP implementation.
- Crosswalks to show connections to other pressing and related processes including OTES, OPES, OIP and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (this resource is called “FIP Your RIMP” and is under the “Literacy Instruction Toolkit” tab, page 31).
- Social media networks and The FIP Your School Ohio Blog provide thought leadership and avenues of communication for learners across Ohio and beyond.
- Tools to meet the needs of special populations such as gifted education, special education, and ELL education
- Access for higher education to FIP modules and resources
This extensive project took a systems-approach to professional learning which, as of March 2015, has resulted in:
- Nearly 250,000 enrollments in FIP courses
- 42,000 staff enrolled in at least one course
- More than 135,000 courses completed to date
- Nearly 4,300 schools have enrolled staff
- Over 7,000 course enrollments in Higher Education across 112 faculty members
All your effort is making a difference in teaching and learning for students.
The FIP video library is one source of evidence that formative instructional practices are making a difference in rural, suburban, and urban areas in our state. Watch the videos to see how educators are putting formative instructional practices to use in the classroom.
Remember, the FIP Your School effort is about re-focusing on excellent teaching that encourages student learning—something that will always be a priority. The FIP resources are there to help you and your students on this journey.