The IFL offers an array of tools to assist educators in their instructional improvement efforts and set goals for future professional learning. Our tools promote collaboration, connect individuals across role groups, address problems of practice, and prompt action.
Below is a sampling of the types of tools we have in each category.
The IFL's content-specific instructional materials advance student learning, assist teachers to enact high-quality instruction, and provide educators with a model of coherent and challenging curricula.
The IFL's PBAs in ELA, history, mathematics, and science prepare students for 21st century assessments and help teachers identify what students know and can do and determine next steps for instruction.
The IFL's content-specific tools and routines assist teachers to use multiple means of assessment to determine what students know and where they need additional support.
The IFL has been in the business of helping teachers foster academically productive student talk for 20 years. We have a suite of content-specific and cross-content tools designed to cultivate student collaboration and productive student talk.
The IFL's content-specific tools assist teachers to analyze the quality of texts and tasks for alignment with 21st century standards and the potential to build students' knowledge of core concepts in the content areas.
The IFL's content-specific lesson planning tools assist educators to design instruction that advances students' learning and engages students in the intellectual struggle of learning.
The IFL's content-specific observation tools and protocols assist educators at all levels to focus observations on the instructional core and provide non-evaluative feedback.
The IFL has a suite of tools to help educators develop, strengthen, and support professional learning communities. Tools help educators focus on instructional matters and engage in cycles of learn, apply, assess, and reflect.
The IFL offers content-specific professional development modules specifically designed for professional learning communities. These modules include facilitator guides, slides, task sheets, and suggested readings.
The IFL's studying student work protocols assist educators to analyze and discuss student work in order to determine what students know and can do and determine next steps for instruction and teacher professional development.
The IFL has a suite of tools that help educators embed the Principles of Learning into the fabric of school and district practice. We offer tools for individual study as well as tools that are embedded in professional development courses.
The IFL has a suite of content-specific and cross-content coaching tools designed to help coaches and instructional leaders clarify the role of a coach and maximize the coach’s effectiveness.
The IFL has an array of tools specifically designed for instructional leaders to assist them to plan and evaluate instructional initiatives squarely focused on the instructional core.