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Tindley Summit Academy Instructional Vision

Summit Instructional Why

We believe that all scholars no matter race, ethnicity, gender, or economic status deserve an equal opportunity education. Through this education, each scholar can reach their desired greatness. 

 

Vision for Quality Math Instruction

In every classroom, teachers will provide scholars with high quality engaging math instruction that is ambitious for all and provides supports for those who need it. Teachers will expose scholars with opportunities to apply mathematics in the real world through access to a rigorous curriculum, instruction, and assessments in preparation for college and career readiness:

 

 We believe:

  • Every lesson reflects the rigor outlined in the Indiana State Standards for math in each grade level. 
  • Effective math instruction teaches scholars multiple ways to solve math problems.
  • Effective math instruction allows for scholars to solve math that connects to their life or the broader society
  • All scholars are engaged throughout the lesson; they are able to demonstrate, interact, discuss, and respond in a way that aligns with the depth of the standard.
  • All scholars will engage in a struggle that builds confidence

 

Vision for Quality ELA Instruction

In every classroom, teachers will cultivate literate scholars who can think critically, write clearly, communicate effectively and read with an understanding through differentiated instruction, as well as, complex and engaging texts which include increasingly rich vocabulary that is utilized to increase student interest and enjoyment in reading.

 

We believe:

  • Effective lessons create a build a strong foundation of literacy based on phonological awareness and vocabulary grounded in complex text
  • Every lesson reflects the rigor outlined in the Indiana State Standards for ELA
  • Effective ELA instruction provides scholars access to high quality, complex text as well as the opportunity to derive meaning from ON GRADE LEVEL, complex text and the opportunity to discuss, share and respond to text
  • Effective ELA instruction is grounded in grade level, complex text, and text-dependent questions
  • Effective ELA instruction allows scholars the opportunity to prove and defend their responses to the text they read
  • All scholars will engage in a struggle that builds confidence
  • In creating a school-wide culture of literacy