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Instructional rounds improves student learning

Instructional Rounds

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Open classroom doors and strengthen conversations around teaching and learning with school leaders and teachers as partners in student success.

This research-based practice advanced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education helps school district or site leaders work with teachers as partners to connect instructional improvement ​strategy efforts to student learning.

As school sites focus their instructional efforts, the SDCOE Instructional Rounds team brings unbiased observational techniques, years of research and expertise, and professional learning for your district or school leadership to build upon the work of instructional improvement. 

Build the capacity for informed decision-making and shine a light on problems of practice with this collaborative and nonjudgmental approach, so that all students have the tools for success. 

Through the Instructional Rounds process, participants will learn​ the processes and tools that support improved teaching and student learning, such as:

  • A common language and clear idea of high-quality teaching and learning in practice
  • A strategic path to systemwide improvement
  • An approach to adult learning that relies on engagement and inquiry, not compliance
  • Aligned with goals and action steps outlined in Local Control and Accountability Plans

Contact the SDCOE Instructional Rounds team​​ today to discuss a customized plan for your district or school.  ​