A Framework for Effective Instruction

City Schools' Instructional Framework and Rubric Adobe PDF icon provides a structure that helps teachers design and deliver effective instruction. It also identifies the things that go into excellent teaching, so that teachers, school administrators and district staff can recognize it and talk about it using a common language.

The framework revolves around this three-part cycle:

Instructional Framework

Within these three broad areas, many things need to happen. For example, to plan effective instruction, teachers need to know and understand

  • Each student's unique needs
  • The content to be taught
  • The teaching techniques and strategies that are most effective in connecting that student and that content

City Schools' instructional framework was created and tested in collaboration with teachers, school leaders and union representatives and guides the district’s  curricula aligned to Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards.

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