With guidance from Superintendent S. Dallas Dance, the BCPS Division of Curriculum and Instruction developed a BCPS Teaching and Learning Framework to explain the foundational beliefs and approach to teaching and learning that will support BCPS in developing "globally competitive graduates."
The framework merges together three elements: foundational beliefs, a framework for teaching, and a framework for 21st century learning. The final integrated framework guides the priorities and work of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction including professional development, curriculum development, program selection, and teacher evaluation.
Here is a quick overview of its three elements:
BCPS instruction must be:
Framework for teaching
BCPS is adopting the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching that divides teaching responsibility into four research-based components:
Framework for 21st Century Learning
BCPS is also adopting the Framework for 21st Century Learning developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. This framework describes the skills, knowledge, and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.
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