Instructional Framework Design Team

What is an instructional framework? 

An instructional framework is an interrelated set of systems and expectations that guide curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning climate.  It combines the specific expectations for how students learn, with specific strategies and practices to guide teaching and assessment.

It includes equitable multi-level systems of support (EMLSS), data-driven instruction, instructional expectations, professional development, lesson design, and teacher collaboration in professional learning communities (PLCs). Each system is influenced by the other systems.

Why have a common instructional framework?

A common instructional framework will lead to coherent instructional programs across the district that reduce or eliminate disproportionality in student achievement outcomes for our Black, Brown, and other historically marginalized students. 

Group of ICF committee members engaged in the work