Design pillars are used among all Raising Blended Learners sites to identify the essential design elements upon which each site’s student experience is based. The Tulia ISD Student Experience Design Pillars are Learner-Driven Instruction, Transparency in Learning, Student Agency, and Positive Adult Relationships (focused on academics).
Learner-Driven Instruction Learner Driven Instruction is a precise and systematic approach to improving student learning throughout the year. The cycle of LDI includes assessment, analysis, and action for the success of each student.
Transparency in Learning refers to the intentional access to and support in analyzing student learning data for teachers, students, administrators, and parents. Students gain understanding of how their long-term goals are connected to their daily work and decision making. They also gain progress ownership, and begin seeing themselves in the curriculum.
Student Agency refers to the level of control, autonomy, and power that a student experiences in an educational situation. Student agency can manifest in the choice of learning environment, approach, and/or pace. Teachers design lessons for students to see meaning in their learning experiences.
Positive Adult Relationships (focused on academics) refers to the opportunity for students to develop a positive, collaborative relationship with their teacher and other adults/mentors, focused on high expectations for academic and personal growth. Teachers curate experiences with both their future and current interests in mind.