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Four Keys Reference Guide

Many educators, families, and students are taking a hard look at the current educational system in the United States and finding there is a significant gap between what is and what ought to be if we want our country to succeed in the 21st century. The Four Keys to College and Career Readiness (the Four Keys) provides a framework and common language to use as we work to close this gap by developing systems that support all students as they prepare for the future.


Epic Steps Issue 7 – December 2016

Students ready to be lifelong learners have the ability to THINK deeply about what they are doing; KNOW contextually why they learn; ACT purposefully to achieve their goals; and GO successfully through life’s transitions. As such, the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness can be used as an instructional framework to identify key outcomes in each of the four domains (Think, Know, Act and Go) that can and should be used to construct systems that ensure students are college and career ready.

Key & Peele – TeachingCenter

Key & Peele re-imagine SportsCenter as TeachingCenter, where the latest developments in “the exciting world of pro-teaching” take place. Questions Why do you teach? What do you value about your job? What do you think would change about teaching if it was reported on constantly? In the world of sports, statistics are constantly used and…

Five Keys to Effective Teacher Learning Teams

A five-year study of Title I schools identified these five keys for creating effective teacher learning teams: Job-alike teams of three to seven teachers who teach the same grade level, course, or subject. Published protocols that guide–but do not prescribe–the teacher team’s improvement efforts.   Trained peer facilitators–point people–to guide their colleagues over time. Stable…

Redefining College Readiness

In this report, EPIC’s founder, Dr. David Conley, suggests that “college readiness” has been defined primarily in terms of high school courses taken, grades received, and scores on national tests. He proposes widening the scope and redefining college readiness to include Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills.