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.

Feedback to Students

Providing students with feedback on their progress towards mastering new knowledge and skills is essential, but complicated, work. As students work to deepen and broaden their academic and social-emotional capacities, high quality feedback creates a set of concrete and specific guide posts.  Our clients, alongside our Instructional Coaches, developed and now use the tools in this section of the Design Lab to help students understand and address gaps in their knowledge and skills. 

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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...

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.

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...

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.