High-quality instructional materials (HQIM) can be a powerful lever for academic achievement for all Ohio students, especially in these challenging times. Having an aligned, accessible, and usable curriculum will be key to not only address unfinished learning, but to promote equitable educational practices.
In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, Instruction Partners is launching a webinar series that will detail how to use the brand new Ohio Curriculum Support Guide to select, implement, and sustain new high-quality instructional materials. Specific topics include developing a rationale, adopting and launching new instructional materials, determining educator support, and gathering data to adjust implementation to support instruction for all Ohio students.
Why join the webinar series?
- Learn how high-quality instructional materials can be a lever for equity.
- Use the Ohio Curriculum Support Guide to support selecting, implementing, and sustaining high-quality instructional materials.
- Practice conversations and brainstorm solutions to select, implement, and sustain high-quality instructional materials with colleagues.
What will the webinar series include?
Five 1.5 hour sessions from August through October on the following dates:
- August 25, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
- September 8, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
- September 22, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
- October 6, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
- October 20, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
See the table below for session details.
The case for selecting high-quality instructional materials
What are the hallmark tenets of high-quality instructional materials and why should students use them? Participants will dig into the answers to these questions and be introduced to the Ohio Curriculum Support Guide.
The process of intentional adoption of high-quality instructional materials
The process for selecting high-quality instructional materials can help support a successful implementation. Participants will learn about the importance of a plan, instructional vision, team, and reviews in the process. They will identify relevant resources from EdReports and the Ohio Curriculum Support Guide to use.
The work of preparing to launch high-quality instructional materials
Phase II of the Ohio Curriculum Support Guide details the preparation needed before the high-quality instructional resources are used by educators. In this session, participants will learn about goals, roles, and monitoring plans with a focus on two high impact areas of implementation: assessment and grading.
The plan for determining teacher and leader support using high-quality instructional materials
Once high-quality instructional materials are distributed, the three pillars of teacher support are the keys to successful implementation. Participants in this session will determine which resources for planning, training, and coaching will be helpful to their work.
The step back to gather data and adjust the implementation of high-quality instructional materials
Phase III of HQIM is the time to think about refining implementation by gathering data and improving plans. Participants in the last session will join a consultancy around selecting, implementing, or sustaining high-quality instructional materials. They will finish by identifying their organizations’ first steps in the Ohio HQIM journey.
Who should register?
- Educational service center leaders and service providers
- RemoteEDx partners
- District representatives
About Instruction Partners
Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization providing support in the selection and implementation of high-quality instructional materials to states, Education Service Centers, and districts. In addition, we help develop continuous improvement routines by observing teaching and learning, making a practical plan for instructional improvement, and developing teacher and leader capacity to carry out that plan. Learn more about our services. We keep one foot in practicality and the other in evidence-based best practices, because we believe that leveraging high-quality, grade-level content and providing just-in-time supports will accelerate learning for all students.