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Welcome to Teaching & Learning

In the final two weeks of the 2019-2020 school year, T&L hopes you will take the chance to reflect on your learning and growth through this COVID-19 Experience. Your efforts and your energy have been so encouraging to everyone in T&L. We have watched with awe as you have provided comfort, guidance, and support to your students and colleagues while creating daily lessons and teaching in a new and challenging environment.  Thank you for watching out for the well-being of your students and for continually making learning meaningful. 
Please  reflect on these 7 important guidelines and the lessons you've learned as you move forward.
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March 20

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Teaching and Learning strives to:

  • Ensure high-quality instruction for every child, every day
  • Provide District teachers with the tools to ensure quality learning and educational opportunities
  • Establish curriculum with high standards and relevance
  • Require effective assessment to inform high quality and accountability for faculty and staff

Focusing on Professional Learning Communities through a District-Wide Framework

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is an entire system of educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of structured collective inquiry and the implementation of research-based best practices to achieve better results for the students that they serve. Teaching & Learning has introduced the Jordan Educators Leading Learning (JELL) Framework to guide the work of PLCs in Jordan School District.  Professional Learning Communities are characterized by:

  • A shared mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Collaborative teams focused on learning
  • Collective inquiry
  • Action orientation based in best educational practices
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • A results orientation

Professional Learning Communities ChartWe believe that as a Professional Learning Community the fundamental purpose of our work in schools is to ensure high levels of learning for all students. This belief about learning translates into four critical questions that drive the daily work of the staff in our schools:

  1. What do we want students to learn? What should each student know and be able to do as a result of each unit, grade level, and/or course?
  2. How will we know if they have learned? Are we utilizing formative, common assessments in a timely manner?
  3. What will we do if they don’t learn? What systematic Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III interventions are in place to provide additional time and support for students who are experiencing difficulty?
  4. What will we do if they already know it? What systematic Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III enrichments are in place to provide additional time and support for advanced students?

A Professional Learning Community is essential to build and maintain a collaborative culture throughout our entire school system; and this belief about collaborative culture is based on the understandings that:

  • Collaboration is a systematic process in which we work together, interdependently, to analyze and impact professional practice in order to improve our individual and collective results.
  • Schools improve when teachers are given the time and support to work together to clarify essential student learning, develop common assessments for learning, analyze evidence of student learning, and use that evidence to learn from one another.