Zoom In is embedded professional development for your teachers
Too often, PD is disconnected from what teachers do in the classroom. With Zoom In, teacher learning is practice-based.
Each Zoom In lesson is an opportunity for teachers use, reflect on, and build these high-leverage practices, which loom large in the Danielson framework:
Posing higher-order questions
Helping students read and comprehend challenging texts
Facilitating effective classroom discussions
Using formative assessment and timely feedback to focus student improvement
Building students' skills as academic writers
As they teach, print and on-screen teacher guides give teachers clear rationales for each instructional move, and specific prompts to use with students. Videos demonstrate the moves in clear ways. Built-in assessment tools help teachers identify and address gaps in students’ knowledge and skills.
A school-wide solution
Leverage the strengths of your ELA and social studies teams. Team-teaching with Zoom In helps your ELA teachers gain skills in teaching informational texts and your social studies teachers gain skills in teaching close reading and writing.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
“I gained a much better understanding of the writing strengths and weaknesses of my students. Now when I create my own lessons, I keep the Zoom In structure in the back of my mind.”—
Casey Grady, Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher, Kansas