The newest module, FIP in Action: Advancing FIP through PLTs, is a little different than the application modules that have been released. While it still focuses on what formative instructional practices look and sound like in a specific subject and grade (in this case, Math Grade 3), this module also features how FIP can be advanced by participating in a professional learning team—also referred to as teacher-based teams or professional learning communities. If you are part of a teacher team learning about and implementing FIP, you'll definitely find value in this module.
The module describes the story of a team of Grade 3 math teachers and an Intervention Specialist working to plan and implement a unit of study. By completing the module, you'll learn how the teachers:
- Work together to deconstruct the standards and create clear learning targets;
- Collaborate to meet the needs of all students;
- Create common formative assessments; and
- Use evidence of student learning to make instructional decisions.
This module takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Teacher teams are encouraged to use these modules as part of a collaborative, professional learning. Even if you're not a Grade 3 math teacher, there are many good takeaways from this new module—enroll now or visit the FIP in Action section of the site to learn more!
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