February Principal Message

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Hello Edgemont Families,

Our teachers have been working hard creating fun and meaningful learning experiences at Edgemont!  Canyons School District has instructional priorities that all teachers are expected to use in daily instruction.  Edgemont Elementary is focusing on “teacher clarity” this month. 

Teacher clarity is the ability to clearly communicate the daily learning intentions and success criteria for each lesson.  An effective way to provide teacher clarity is to plan instruction using the backward design method.  Backward design is the practice of identifying the learning outcomes first, designing performance assessments, and then plan learning tasks and instruction. 

Teachers will use the following questions this month:

            1.  What big ideas do we want students to understand?

            2.  How will students demonstrate understanding and proficiency?

            3.  What instructional strategies will we use to help students succeed?

I am excited for students as they experience teacher clarity practices at Edgemont!  This instructional priority will help our students become successful thinkers.

Principal Schino