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Welcome to the Hastings Public Schools Instructional Wiki. This is the home page. On the left, there is a navigation bar where you may select a page to visit. This navigation bar also has a "CIA home" page, to return you to the HPS CIA home page. The Logo at the top of the page will return you to the Instructional Wiki Homepage.

Hastings Public Schools designs Instruction around Marzano's Instructional Framework and the 9 Design Questions and 41 Elements based on the Art and Science of Teaching that formats Lesson Segments Involving Routine Events, Addressing Content, and Enacted on the Spot. Each of the 41 Elements has a Protocol with strategies, teacher evidence, and student evidence to reach the desired effect of each lesson and element. A scale for each element's protocol is provided to rate teacher performance for instruction.The Lessons range from not using to innovating teaching strategies.

Online Resources:

Growth Mindset

The Stanford Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS – are offering online growth mindset training modules for teachers and encouraging grassroots efforts to spread effective practices.

Online music resources – Oakland, California 4th-grade teacher Cathy Robinson recommends several websites with music that can be used for instructional purposes:
- uses hip-hop to teach concepts K-12;
- has K-5 music aligned to Common Core math and ELA;
- and have animations that help students visualize language concepts.

“Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8),

"Websites to PLC by"
• EDSITEment – has standards-aligned lesson plans, student resources, and close readings in ELA, foreign languages, art and culture, history and social studies.
• Classkick – is a free formative feedback tool to use with high-level student tasks. The teacher uploads the tasks, has students complete them on a device, and can then view each student’s work and provide feedback.
• Newsela – provides topical informational texts at different Lexile levels, some with quizzes and some in Spanish.
• ReadWorks – provides informational and literary texts at varying reading levels with question sets, as well as elementary lessons and units on reading comprehension.
• Literacy Design Collaborative – has teacher-created lessons and modules geared to college and career readiness in ELA, social studies, science, and math, including task templates, rubrics, and student anchor papers.
• Illustrative Mathematics – has math tasks geared to Common Core standards.