Jul 02, 2021
Universal Tier Tools
Building Blocks for Effective Core
Time for another Saturday Snippet! This summer we've shifted the focus of Saturday Snippets to tips about accelerated learning. In this week’s Snippet we will cover Universal Tier Tools and the building blocks for effective Core.
You might remember that the Department of Education partnered with Iowa’s AEAs to create a website for Universal Tier Tools. These tools were selected to support educators in using a collaborative inquiry approach to implementation of MTSS. These tools can also be found in the following Universal Tier Facilitation Guides:
These can be crucial resources in supporting work in systematically strengthening Universal Core in all content areas, for all students. The tools include example structures and questions for collaborative inquiry & data-based decision-making.
You will notice there is a specific focus on the Six Building Blocks for Effective Core:
- Instructional Time and Opportunities
- Standards and Enacted Curriculum
- Instructional Practices
- Instructional Materials
- Assessment for Learning
- Collaborative Structures
Familiarize yourself with these building blocks, and in next week’s Snippet we will discuss Universal Core Content.
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