EPISD Active Learning Framework

ALF

Design:

Students generate a plan for solving problems, challenges, or creating products and presentations that are aligned to a rubric or learning criteria. During this phase, the focus for teachers includes: a TEKS study; development of pre-assessments, data analysis, identification of best practices; and understanding individual academic, social and emotional learning needs.

Explore:

Students develop a conceptual foundation for their learning. During this phase students are immersed in research, testing hypotheses, asking questions, etc.. Students implement their learning plan and creating drafts of the design process while reflecting on a guiding rubric or learning criteria. Teachers provide resources and personalize learning experiences for their students.

Refine:

Students receive feedback from their peers, teachers, or outside experts to inform revisions or modifications to products. Teachers provide opportunities and structures for students to communicate feedback and further support personalized learning through differentiated instruction.

Demonstrate:

Students present the final product of their design to peers, teachers, and outside experts. Teachers evaluate mastery of concepts identified in the design phase (Source: EPISD.org).