Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments

Unlock Excellence by creating and differentiating Effective Assignments.

How do Effective Assignments improve student outcomes?

How can schools break free from the seemingly unchangeable achievement trendline that confines them to a Cycle of Low Achievement, preventing the closure of learning gaps and hindering students from reaching higher levels of academic growth and proficiency?

Despite a data-driven approach to school improvement, most schools find themselves stuck within an achievement trendline of ten percentile points, unable to reach consistently higher academic growth and proficiency levels.

Unfortunately, this often leads to a fallacy that students cannot do the expected work. This may cause teachers to lower their expectations for students and, in upper grades, place students into less challenging courses. As a result, students are provided a less demanding curriculum with low-level assignments and instruction at all levels, leading to low assessment scores. This Cycle of Low Achievement locks schools into an achievement rut, unable to close learning gaps.

Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments

Exemplary Schools use a system for consistently planning lesson assignments and assessments that reflect grade-level expectations differentiated to meet the needs of all students. Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments provides innovative strategies designed to immerse educators in the world of differentiated assignments and assessments that integrate content, literacy, and thinking skills from grade-level standards.

Let’s empower both teachers and students to assess progress at every stage of the learning process.

Key Takeaways

Characteristics of Effective Assignments

Understand the significance of aligning assignments seamlessly with specific Learning Goals. Explore how effective assignments serve as powerful tools to gauge student progress and provide valuable insights for both teachers and learners.

Planning Assignments

Effective Assignments require planning. Learn the process necessary to plan high quality assignments that students can use to enhance their learning.

Learning and Assignments

Discover the transformative power of assignments after learning. Discover how they serve as a compass to assess progress and identify students requiring remediation or additional support in small-group settings. Explore how assignments become a dynamic tool for ongoing evaluation and support.

Differentiating Assignments

Understand how Effective Assignments differentiate students' independent applications of Learning Goals. Focus on providing various tiers or levels of difficulty to address students' varying degrees of readiness. Additionally, explore the incorporation of structured choices to grant greater attention to students' learning preferences.

Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to assignments, and create a learning environment that assesses and accelerates student understanding. Join us to gain practical insights, explore effective strategies, and develop a roadmap for designing assignments that propel learning and comprehension to new heights. Elevate your teaching approach with effective assignments that truly engage and empower your students.

Teacher Training Results in Math Gains and Building Successful Online Curriculum

Learning-Focused was asked to become a professional development partner by the superintendent of the Tunkhannock Area School District, who had worked with us in her previous district and knew firsthand that we would be able to help her achieve the following district improvement goals:

  • Focus curriculum and instruction toward a standards-driven model
  • Examine how teachers were incorporating High Yield Instructional Strategies
  • Make proactive improvements to remove barriers to student learning
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Professional Learning Options

At Your School

At Your School

Schedule a day of Professional Learning at your school. Onsite training with one of our experts provides opportunities for educators to expand their knowledge, refine teaching techniques, and stay up-to-date with the latest curriculum and instruction innovations. By investing in professional learning, your school can cultivate a culture of continuous learning, enhance teacher effectiveness, and ultimately improve student outcomes.

At Our Training Center

Join us in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Learning-Focused Training Center.  With seats limited to 22 attendees, you are guaranteed to have a great experience.

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At Your Own Pace

Learning at your own pace allows you to tailor your professional learning journey focused on your unique goals and preferences. This option empowers you to set your own pace with the flexibility and autonomy to master new concepts and refine your skills.

Need help? Book a call at a time that suits your schedule

Contact us today to explore how Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments can help meet the needs of all students. Let's work together to accelerate learning and empower every student to thrive on their academic journey!

Accelerate Learning Series

If you're exploring ways to transform your teaching methods and enrich the learning experience, don't stop at the Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments! Venture further into our Accelerate Learning Professional Learning Series, each uniquely designed to cater to different aspects of teaching and learning.