A Common Language for Improving Instructional Practice and Building a Network of Local Experts
The LDC approach is grounded in teacher standards-driven competencies, organized around four main categories. The core of this mastery and learning happens through a series of LDC's online courses. Coaches not only master the competencies, but they also learn how to give meaningful and actionable feedback to teachers and colleagues.
Coaches support and guide teachers as they learn to raise the rigor and create alignment between curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Using these competencies as a common language and framework for their professional learning journey teachers and coaches pursue mastery in an evidence-based manner that is efficient and measurable. The LDC Certification process allows a district to build a self-sustaining network of local experts who can support and scale the work.
assignments aligned to standards and student learning goals
a quality assignment prompt
a quality instructional plan
outcomes and iterate instruction