2Welcome to ourFlipped Lesson onCIF“WHAT IT’S NOT”
3Your TaskYOU WILL:Read over the CIF definitions an follow hyperlinks to seeexamplesTOGETHER WE WILL:Use the CIF cards to discuss, in groups, if the exampleslisted are real examples of the strategy.I WILL:Complete the activity by usinghttp://todaysmeet.com/PSJAMIDDLESCHOOLS to submityour own examples and lead a discussion on how thesereflect the CIF.
4Collaborative Group WorkUsing intentional grouping, teachers hold studentsaccountable for making meaning through authenticacademic tasks that are structured to ensure the activeengagement of every group member. Students scaffoldand accelerate each others’ thinking and apply thisknowledge across contents and contexts. Collaborativeactivities address multiple skill levels and must bedesigned to reach all learners.Collaborative Learning: Preparing for the Future (Q, CT, CGW)https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/collaborative-learning-strategy
5Writing to LearnThe teacher creates a low-stakes environmentthat allows students to develop ideas, thinkcritically and hone writing skills. Used daily, thisstrategy helps students improve fluency andmastery of written conventions and givesteachers an excellent formative assessment tool.Low-stakes writing opportunities scaffold middle-and high-stakes writing.Assess and plan with exit tickets (lower grades)www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teacher-assessment-strategy
6Classroom TalkClassroom talk is the companion to Writing toLearn, but with voice. By engaging in high levelsof discourse and questioning, students find outhow to scaffold and sustain their learningprocess. Teachers serve as facilitators and createa safe zone for students to verbally expressevidence of learning.Making vocabulary interactivehttps://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/making-vocabulary-lesson-interactive
7QuestioningEffective questioning deepens classroomconversations and adds relevance for learners.Teacher and students work together tocontinually refine and develop their intellectualinquiry process. Students learn how to investigatenew ideas and information by asking andanswering increasingly complex questions.The Art of Questioning: Content, Meaning and Style (Q, S, CT)https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/structuring-questioning-in-classroom
8ScaffoldingScaffolding allows teachers to removebarriers to learning and aid learners inorganizing and understanding newconcepts. This strategy includes reviewingprior knowledge, creating connections toother disciplines, and building on students’personal experiences.Building vocabularyhttps://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/build-student-vocabulary
9Literacy GroupsLiteracy involves a deepened understanding of text andoccurs through multiple stages. Literacy groups scaffoldthe learning process and structure collaboration byassigning roles to group members. This allows eachstudent to contribute to the process of acquiring newskills and information.Through sustained use of this strategy, studentsinternalize the various roles and become proficient atsustaining high-level discussions about college leveltexts.Breaking it Downhttps://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-difficult-lessons
10SELF REFLECTIONThere are still individuals that strugglewith understanding the key reasons behindeach strategy.Remember – the CIF is just one way topackage GOOD INSTRUCTIONALSTRATEGIES. BUT…if the mostimportant aspects are missed, it loseseffectiveness.