Built around the major tenants of mastery learning and supportive feedback, The Grid Method provides a structured process for moving any student forward towards mastery of standards utilizing principles and practices of the universal design for learning. Not a curriculum - a framework designed to support any existing instructional paradigm and process.
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Utilizing the roadmap of implementation the standards-based grading training allows educators the opportunity to examine, review, and revise their practices for identifying priority standards, providing objective feedback, aligning assessments, and clearly articulating progress and mastery.
The reason the pendulum swings so widely in education is often due to a lack of focus. This training allows for a unification of principles and practices focused on essential priorities and goals for departments, buildings, and districts.
Due to trauma or chronic stress, students exhibit behaviors that manifest from fight, flight, or freeze tendencies. The trauma-informed and restorative practices training provides alternative systems to teach students how to reflect on the harm caused and restore what has been broken.
Being able to tier instruction to the level of thinking required of the standards while also recognizing the progressive nature of learning and the unique needs and desires of learners is essential. DOK training allows educators to gain insight into how to apply instructional strategies to move their students forward towards mastery.