Focused Collaboration is a structured form of collaboration that empowers educators to make data-driven and input driven decisions while working together to improve teaching effectiveness. It relies on the support of its participants to create an environment that improves adult and student learning. During Focused Collaboration, educators work together to solve problems and determine how to weave together the intricate pattern of curriculum, standards, and assessments coupled with the interpersonal feedback that drives excellence.
This process is critical to school success and the ability to maintain an agile and supportive environment.
DoDEA is committed to supporting Focused Collaboration to support educators’ instructional practice. This initiative requires sustained attention, resources, and leadership to maximize its potential for increasing both adult and student learning.
College and Career Ready Standards
DoDEA continues to monitor and continuously improve its College and Career Ready Standards. DoDEA has aligned standards, instructional resources, professional learning, and assessments to support the full implementation of College and Career Ready Standards in all subjects and grade levels. DoDEA will continue to support educators and students through College and Career Ready Standards with a focus on ensuring alignment system-wide while relying on research-based practices.
DoDEA is committed to implementing a systemic Multi- Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework that will support students by increasing access and removing barriers to student achievement through social and emotional supports. The intersections between the Multi-Tiered System of Support efforts in Strategic Initiative 1.2 and the focus on data driven instruction in Strategic Initiative 1.1 will help DoDEA help ensure that the connection between data and student-centered actions to equitably support student learning is strengthened throughout the system.