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Mapping Professional Practice

How to Develop Instructional Frameworks to Support Teacher Growth

How can a common vision for professional practice help teachers grow? Instructional frameworks are a proven tool for getting educators on the same page about what matters most in specific areas of practice.


  • Identifying the most promising areas of focus
  • Drafting and piloting an initial framework
  • Getting input and feedback from teachers
  • Articulating a vision for exemplary practice
  • Building momentum and overcoming resistance to change

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Part 1: What Are Instructional Frameworks?
Chapter 1: Defining and Developing Instructional Frameworks
Chapter 2: Making Shared Expectations More Specific
Chapter 3: Examining Instructional Frameworks in Action
Part 2: How to Develop Instructional Frameworks
Chapter 4: Choosing a Focus
Chapter 5: Bounding Your Improvement Focus
Chapter 6: Identifying Key Components
Chapter 7: Articulating Levels of Fluency
Chapter 8: Getting Started and Getting Input
Part 3: Instructional Frameworks in Action
Chapter 9: Using Instructional Frameworks for Teacher Growth
Chapter 10: Considering Broader Applications for Instructional Frameworks
Chapter 11: Supporting Organization-Level Initiatives With Instructional Frameworks
Appendix: Reproducibles


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Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11




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