COCISD Instructional Cycle/Framework

  • Plan

    • Use the district adopted curriculum & resources to prepare student-centered lessons and
    • Before the lesson is prepared, the teacher should have a clear idea of what the teaching objectives Begin with the end in mind.
    • Know your students’ individual learning needs. Differentiate and provide extensive exposure to the content with the appropriate level of rigor.


    • Facilitate clear, TEKS-Based content/skill-based learning
    • Utilize strategies and tasks to engage learners in rigorous learning
    • Use essential questions/questioning strategies to deepen learning and check for
    • Actively monitor student progress and provide ongoing
    • Facilitate student interaction/collaboration using meaningful academic
    • Clearly define, implement, and strictly enforce all classroom rules and procedures/protocols to maximize instructional
    • Establish and nurture a safe and orderly learning environment that is conducive to student


    • To ensure student growth and continuous improvement in student learning
    • Utilize assessments to gauge teacher effectiveness and identify patterns in learning outcomes to ensure long-term student achievement goals are met.
    • Assessments provide teachers with invaluable information on students’ independent knowledge, skills, and application of the grade level/course TEKS.
    • On-going monitoring of student progress on grade level/course
    • To demonstrate accountability of the alignment of the curriculum, instruction, and
    • Prioritize TEKS based upon frequency on STAAR via:
      • TEKS Cluster/Subcluster
      • TEKS Student Expectation (SEs)
  • Reflect & Discuss Data

    • Use the information to inform practices to heighten student learning
    • Discuss data with your team/colleagues, students, and community
    • Reflect on research-based teaching methods and
    • Discuss priority content and skills that are transferable PK-12.
    • Identify changes needed, additional information desired to improve student learning
    • Set new/additional assessment goals to continue to transform student
    • Ongoing: review & analyze student performance data to inform instructional practices and adjust instructional plans for remediation and
    • Plan for and implement accelerated learning plans with
    • Repeat (and repeat…and repeat…). That’s the thing about ongoing assessments…you’re never done, so the process keeps on going.

    Personalized Accelerated Instruction

    • Develop personalized accelerated instruction plans that target specific TEKS as it pertains to the student’s area(s) of weakness/deficit based upon performance
    • Meet with the student to set personalized learning/achievement
    • Target specific TEKS during each accelerated instruction tutorial session
    • Implement differentiated learning activities in tier one instruction through content, processes, or tasks.
    • Utilize small group instruction and one-on-one conferences based on students’ needs and abilities.
    • Address enrichment/extension and remediation using instructional
    • Monitor and adjust instructional plans based on student performance
    • Recognize and value each student’s academic progress regardless of their starting
    • Ensure learning activities are planned for and implemented for students to be working in their zone of proximal