Share Paper: Developing a HEAT Framework for Assessing and Improving Instruction

  1. Marge Maxwell, Western Kentucky University, United States
  2. Matthew Constant, Davies County Schools, United States
  3. Rebecca Stobaugh, Western Kentucky University, United States
  4. Janet Tassell, Western Kentucky University, United States
Tuesday, March 8 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Kingsley

Abstract: Higher-order thinking, Engaged Learning, Authentic Learning, and Technology integration combine to form HEAT to boost the rigor of instruction to impact K-12 student learning. Through thorough examination of current research on each component, a HEAT Framework or instrument was developed for the purpose of assessing instruction and lesson plans of pre-service and advanced teacher education students. This article presents the theoretical background for the instrument as well as discussion of the levels and approaches for using the instrument.