Teaching Resources

reDesigners find collaborating with schools, in classrooms and staff-rooms, to be incredibly energizing and creative work. This section of the Design Lab houses the prototypes and other resources we have developed to support the work of our clients. Many of these tools were developed in close collaboration with our clients, others we created to broaden and deepen our skills and understanding of complex teaching and learning issues.

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A Path to Rigorous & Relevant Instruction

A handbook that documents the theoretical underpinnings of reDesign's Framework for Effective Instruction: building background knowledge, mastering learning strategies, developing metacognitive skills,...

Analyzing & Sharing Regents Results

A form teachers can use to document, analyze and share State Test results with students. While it was created for the New York State Regents Exams, it can easily be adapted for any State's High Stakes Tests...

Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Framework

Effectively differentiating a lesson or assessment is a challenge, as is ensuring that students are appropriately challenged. This framework supports teachers as they align specific levels of Bloom's Taxonomy...

Blooming an Objective: Tool

"Blooming" objectives allows teachers to create well-aligned objectives, assessments, and activities across all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. This tool combines keywords and clear models with an organizer for...

Common Core Standards Planning Template

This tool provides a guide for breaking down the Common Core Standards, or any instructional objective, into a learning progression that includes instruction in the learning strategies.

Competency Tracker: Math

Teachers and students can use this tool to track students' mastery of the Math Common Core Standards. This tool was developed in collaboration with New Directions High School.

Competency Tracker: Science

A model that illustrates how teachers and instructional leaders can break down science competencies or objectives, and track evidence of student progress toward meeting them. It was developed in collaboration...

Competency Tracker: Social Studies

A model that illustrates how teachers and instructional leaders can break down social studies competencies or objectives, and track evidence of student progress toward meeting them. It was developed in...

Conference Planning Calendar

A calendar-style log designed to help teachers plan for their conferences with students, allowing them to track which topics they have covered and which students they have met. It was developed in...

Conference Planning Tool

A tool to help teachers prepare for student conferences, keeping the meetings focused on specific outcomes and understandings, and allowing for the documentation of next steps. This tool was developed in...

Conferences as Data Collection Moments

Teacher-student conferences are an effective means of sharing feedback and planning next steps for student learning. This log eases teacher recordkeeping by providing a means to record evaluations of students...

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