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Best Practice Instruction


Best Practice Instruction

Instruction in all classes meets guidelines outlined in the Alabama State Courses of Study-College and Career Readiness Standards and the Shelby County Curriculum Plan. Instruction is guided by best practice as identified by standards of leading governing educational entities.

Our focus is to meet the individual needs of each student and to foster high levels of student learning. Instruction is guided by the district and Forest Oaks instructional frameworks.

  • Cornerstones of the Forest Oaks Instructional Framework:
    • The 7 Disciplines for Strengthening Instruction- Harvard University/Change Leadership/Tony Wagner
    • Professional Teaching and Learning Cycles-The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
    • Best Practice Instruction: Best Practice: New Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools - Zemelman, Daniels & Hyde (2012).
  • The development of our continuous school Improvement plan is guided by the following:
    • School Vision and Mission Statements
    • Formal and Informal Assessment Data
    • Teacher, Parent, and Student Reflections
    • School Culture Survey Data