Curriculum:  All teachers fully implement high quality, deeply rigorous, and fully aligned TEKS Resource system curriculum.

Instruction & Feedback:  All teachers' instruction is constantly improving in its alignment to TEKS and instructional practices due to actionable, evidence-based feedback.

Data Driven Instruction (DDI): All teachers incorporate results from analysis of periodic common formative assessments and/or performance tasks to inform instruction and address student misconceptions and preconceptions.

  • Prior to teaching, review 9 weeks assessment and plan according to the rigor of the assessment with a focus on  Marzano's High-Yield Instructional Strategies to teach the objectives: Comparing - Similarities, Contrasting - Differences, Classifying,  Summarizing, Reinforcing, Practice/Feedback, Linguistic Representation, Cooperative Learning, Generating/Testing Hypotheses, Cues and Question Strategies.
  • Utilize  thinking_maps.pdf  in classroom instruction.
  • Analyze 9 weeks assessment which measure grade level progress on the state standards using the  Guide to Analyzing Data  and be prepared to discuss results with principals and campus leaders.
  • Re-teach and adjust teaching practice based on analysis of student progress against the standard.
  • To assist with monitoring student growth and effective instruction, students will take a Star Renaissance test four times a year.

Culture of Safety & Development: All educators report feeling part of a safe, risk-taking environment where it is safe to try new things and get smarter at implementing the state standards.

  • Utilize and implement EC's PR Plan.
  • Post Classroom/Teacher Expectations.
  • Communicate high expectations where all students develop and continuously improve through practice, feedback,   reflection and teacher interventions.
  • Greet students at the door.
  • Communicate and foster a caring environment in which growth is a process that involves risk-taking, making mistakes, and perseverance for students and colleagues.
  • Work to “Capture Kids Hearts”.
  • Regularly contact parents.







The Ricebird Way: El Campo Curriculum, Instruction, Data and Culture Expectations

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