VIP Tenets

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Classroom Community

  • Classroom design and pedagogy develops collaborative skills
  • Development of social emotional skills
  • Classroom is set up to support groups of different sizes as they engage in different types of work
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 Student Goals and Progress

  • Students use technology tools to set goals, plan activities, monitor progress, and evaluate results rather than simply completing assignments without reflection 
  • All activities, tasks, and assessments yield actionable data on student progress towards mastery and goal attainment 
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 Innovation and Leveraging Technology 

  • Substitution: Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
  • Augmentation: Tech acts as a tool substitute, with functional improvement
  • Modification: Tech allows for significant task redesign
  • Redefinition: Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
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 Fundamental 5 and Curriculum

  • Students spend time engaged in curriculum that is aligned to district and State expectations
  • Clear evidence of Fundamental 5
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 Flexible Learning Paths and Competency Driven

  • Development of student agency
  • The teacher spends most of time working with individual students or small groups of < 10
  • Direct instruction looks different for different students (groups of students) and is tailored to support growth and acceleration
  • Students progress through learning tasks or content without waiting for the teacher or the rest of class
  • Teacher has a clear process for integrating on and offline formative assessment data and references data daily


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