Framework for Effective Instruction
The Framework for Effective Instruction (FEI) was our Lab's first design project, developed close to 15 years ago. The FEI evolved out of our own experience as instructional leaders--back when we ran our own schools. As we worked with some of the most marginalized students in Boston and New York City, it became clear that our teachers needed access to a model of teaching and learning that was strategy-rich and highly-focused. We designed the FEI as a way to support teachers as they create classrooms that emphasize college-preparatory activities such as problem-solving and critical-thinking.
The theoretical underpinnings of the FEI are described in a handbook, published by the NYC Department of Education: A Professional Learning Path to Rigorous and Relevant Instruction, written by reDesign Founders and Directors, Antonia Rudenstine & Lew Gitelman