ERIC Number: ED327493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Don't Let the Lack of Money Limit Your Vision: How To Develop an Effective Instructional Improvement Program with Limited Resources.
Clark, Linda; Foote, Ginny
This paper describes the development of the Meridian (Idaho) Instructional Model which was implemented by a large school district operating with limited funds. Prior to 1981, staff development activities in the district were undertaken on a need basis without any comprehensive plan or approach to the improvement of instruction. Changes in this situation came about partly as a result of intervention by the Idaho State Department of Education which sponsored a program in which districts could send teams of principals and teachers to staff development training sessions to provide them with background and direction for implementing district-wide staff development programs. Through participation in this program, the Meridian school district gradually developed a staff development program and designed the Meridian Instructional Model. Because the model's components are generated from the bottom up, teacher ownership is very high. The model consists of four areas within which teachers promote student learning: (1) establishing a purposeful learning environment; (2) deliberately planning lessons that fit the overall curriculum; (3) focused lesson delivery; and (4) evaluating student progress. A copy of the instructional model is included in the report, as well as forms used in the program. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Idaho; Meridian Instructional Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).