A video offering an overview of how teachers can strengthen Common Core-aligned lessons through the Student Work Protocol has been released by Achieve and Teaching Channel.

The video, the latest in the planned series that is part of Achieve’s Evaluating Quality Instructional Projects (EQuIP) initiative, is available for viewing on Teaching Channel’s website.

The Student Work Protocol is a process through which educators use student work as an indicator of the quality and alignment of particular tasks and lessons. Designed with the knowledge that teachers regularly analyze student work as part of their daily routines, the protocol facilitates discussion to generate qualitative feedback and suggestions for improvement on particular tasks.

The video outlines the five steps in the Student Work Protocol and shows teachers engaging in discussion to revise instructional materials collaboratively.

EQuIP was launched by Achieve as a means of identifying high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The objectives of the EQuIP initiative are to increase the supply of high-quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS that are available to elementary, middle and high school teachers as soon as possible; and to build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools.

Additional videos in the EQuIP series are available here: