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Pillar II: Curriculum & Instruction with Professional Development

Instructional materials that use evidence based practice to close student skills gaps and build their advanced thinking skills linked with on-site embedded professional development via instructional coaches and professional learning communities.

Talent Development Secondary provides  both a common instructional core for all students and  effective accelerated learning opportunities for students who start out behind grade level delivered through high engagement learning experiences for students that motivate them to attend, behave, try, and see value of schooling experience.  We recommend the use of a coordinated, coherent, evidence based instructional system linked to educational outcomes needed for student success at next education/training level (integrated standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessments etc.).  Click here to learn more about our Curriculum and Materials.

To deliver this level of instruction  requires our teachers to have command of subject area knowledge and  teaching craft, ability to continually reflect on practice and improve it via professional learning communities and job-embedded professional development.  Talent Development Secondary utilizes site based instructional coaches and a school transformation facilitator to guide teacher as they  work collectively to make decisions around matching educational practices to student needs.

They provide facilitation, training, support, and time for weekly collaborative work by teachers by inter-disciplinary team and by subject-area and create professional development sequences that  build teacher/staff instructional, leadership, and cultural competency skills. Click here to learn more about our Professional Development.

A re-design of school day, week, and year allows the  tenets listed above to be implemented fully. Click here to learn more about our Organizational Structures for Student Success.