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.

Assessment

"The resources in this part of the Design Lab were developed at the request of clients, as they identified specific needs for assessing and tracking student progress within and across aspects of their program. In addition to these resources, much of reDesign's recent Assessment work has focused on the development of content neutral Performance Tasks and Formative Tasks, as well as the creation of content specific Higher-Order Thinking Tasks, and the design of Module and Course Assessment Maps. These are available in other sections of the Design Lab".

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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...

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.

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...

Learning Strategy Observables

How do instructional leaders, teachers, and students know when literacy strategies are part of a classroom's culture? This is a list of observable practices which makes clear what those strategies look like in...

Math Habits of Mind Rubric

This is a tool for assessing how well students use the Common Core Mathematical Practices and the Mathematical Habits of Mind (Cuoco, Goldenberg, and Mark, 1996).

Science Competency Tracker

Developed in collaboration with New Directions High School, this model shows how teachers can break down competencies or objectives, and track evidence of student progress toward meeting them.

Social Studies Competency Tracker

Developed in collaboration with New Directions High School, this model shows how teachers can break down competencies or objectives, and track evidence of student progress toward meeting them.

Standards-Based Planning

Teachers can use this tool to ensure that students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery of specific standards by identifying specific skills, appropriate activities, and assessments across...

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