Teaching, Leading & Learning

We build teachers’ and instructional leaders’ capacity to meet the needs of all students.

Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking

IRRE guides educators through a proven, step-by-step process to strengthen curriculum and instruction.

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Work together in content-area teams to develop curriculum materials
  • Monitor and support implementation

What are the benefits?

For Students:

  • Their own daily learning targets
  • Confidence built through progressive mastery
  • Insight into why their work is important
  • Full preparation for the next level of learning

 

For Adults:

  • Deeper content knowledge
  • Productive and authentic learning communities
  • Curriculum aligned across grade levels and connected across subject areas
  • Clarity and focus in lessons and units

What are the products?

  • I Can statements/ learning targets
  • Course scope and sequence
  • Units of study

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Develop high quality, standards-based assessments for lessons and units
  • Use assessment results to shape and reshape instruction
  • Monitor and strengthen assessment quality and effective use

What are the benefits?

For Students

  • Clear and rigorous academic expectations
  • Capacity to monitor their own progress
  • Mastery of work aligned with high stakes assessments

 

For Adults

  • Stronger assessment skills
  • More compelling and useful evidence of student learning
  • Collective understanding and ownership of student progress

What are the work products?

  • Common assessments for each learning target and unit
  • Proficiency guides / rubrics for each assessment

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Experience the what, why, and how of proven instructional strategies
  • Collaboratively plan and improve lessons incorporating these strategies
  • Use video and observation to refine strategies
  • Translate new learning into new and sustainable practice

What are the benefits?

For Students

  • More active and accountable learning experiences
  • Stronger sense of teacher commitment and involvement

 

For Adults

  • Greater opportunity to see all students’ learning in action
  • Richer repertoire of effective strategies

What are the work products?

  • Lesson plans integrating high yield strategies
  • Well-practiced and refined use of these strategies

Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking

IRRE guides educators through a proven, step-by-step process to strengthen curriculum and instruction.

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Work together in content-area teams to develop curricular materials
  • Monitor and support implementation

What are the benefits?

For Students:

  • Deeper content knowledge
  • Curriculum aligned across grade levels and connected across subject areas
  • Clarity and focus in lessons and units
  • Productive and authentic learning communities

 

For Adults:

  • Deeper content knowledge
  • Productive and authentic learning communities
  • Curriculum aligned across grade levels and connected across subject areas
  • Clarity and focus in lessons and units

What are the products?

  • I Can statements/ learning targets
  • Course scope and sequence
  • Units of study

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Develop high quality, standards-based assessments for lessons and units
  • Use assessment results to shape and reshape instruction
  • Monitor and strengthen assessment quality and effective use

What are the benefits?

For Students

  • Clear and rigorous academic expectations
  • Capacity to monitor their own progress
  • Mastery of work aligned with high stakes assessments

 

For Adults

  • Stronger assessment skills
  • More compelling and useful evidence of student learning
  • Collective understanding and ownership of student progress

What are the work products?

  • Common assessments for each learning target and unit
  • Proficiency guides / rubrics for each assessment

IRRE supports teachers and instructional leaders to

  • Experience the what, why, and how of proven instructional strategies
  • Collaboratively plan and improve lessons incorporating these strategies
  • Use video and observation to refine strategies
  • Translate new learning into new and sustainable practice

What are the benefits?

For Students

  • More active and accountable learning experiences
  • Stronger sense of teacher commitment and involvement

 

For Adults

  • Greater opportunity to see all students’ learning in action
  • Richer repertoire of effective strategies

What are the work products?

  • Lesson plans integrating high yield strategies
  • Well-practiced and refined use of these strategies

Effective Practices in the Classroom

We support educators to deepen their understanding what good instruction looks like and use meaningful data on instruction to inform and improve their work.

  • Learn and adopt a common lens and language
  • Clarify what’s important to measure
  • Learn the technology
  • Make sure everyone is seeing the same things
  • Make sense of the reports
  • Create time for reflective conversation of results
  • Learn how to facilitate and coach around results
  • Recognize and support emerging peer leaders

Leadership to Improve Instruction

We work with instructional leaders at the building and district levels to clarify and strengthen their roles in transforming teaching and learning.

Leadership to Improve Instruction

We work with instructional leaders at the building and district levels to clarify and strengthen their roles in transforming teaching and learning.

  • Adopt common definitions and measures of instructional quality
  • Identify leadership’s critical functions in improving instruction
  • Allocate people and time to critical functions
  • Effectively address resistance and reluctance to change
  • Learn together and hold each other accountable
  • Adopt and use common definitions and measures of instructional quality
  • Move step by step through a proven coaching process
  • Build trust and credibility with educators
  • Learn together and hold each other accountable
  • Adopt and use common definitions and measures of instructional quality
  • Use student data and classroom visit results to guide instructional improvement
  • Effectively address resistance and reluctance to change
  • Learn together and hold each other accountable
  • Model using data to improve their instruction
  • Build trust and respect among their peers
  • Plan and facilitate instructionally focused teacher meetings

We provide these supports through on-site and remote professional development trainings and embedded coaching. We build capacity and create durable work products with our school and district partners.

Let’s Get Started

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Phone:

732.557.0200

Email:

info@irre.org

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