Bringing excellent and equitable teaching to life in D.C.
When D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and Leading Educators launched LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice) in 2016, many saw the potential for a groundbreaking teaching and learning evolution. More than three years later, “The Path to Instructional Excellence and Equitable Outcomes,” a new report from Learning Forward, shares lessons learned from instruction-focused investments that have paid off for students and teachers.
Learning cycles focused on quality instructional materials and high expectations for students improve how teachers teach.
Bringing to life a strong instructional vision that centers high-quality curricula and equity is complex and requires intensive support for educators.
Collaboration with external support providers can accelerate alignment of an instructional vision throughout a system.
A plan for intentional scaling and intentional development of leaders throughout a system is essential for success.