Gackle-Streeter engages in Formative Instructional Practices that are difference makers for both students AND educators

Formative Instructional Practices – FIP

On Oct. 5, Gackle-Streeter Public Schools worked with South East Education Cooperative (SEEC) to rollout of proven formative practices that are difference makers for both students and educators.

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Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of learning. At the core, FIP is the collection of intentional practices on the part of the teacher and students, making them part of the teaching and learning process. Making them the instructional process. These research-proven practices help teachers and students shift their roles in the classroom, allowing students to become better learners and better able to follow a personalized learning path.

Administrators joined K-12 staff (19 total) in exploring and engaging in Formative Instructional Practices. Grounded in the research of Jan Chappius, Rick Stiggins, Paul William, and Dylan Black the FIP core components:

  1. Creating and Using Clear Learning Targets;
  2. Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Student Learning;
  3. Using Evidence of Feedback to Increase Learning; and
  4. Fostering Student Ownership of Learning

provide the basis for understandable and accurate feedback about the learning that needs to occur. The process has the greatest capacity to develop students’ ability to monitor and adjust their own learning.

Gackle-Streeter educators will continue with independent work in the online course while practicing the strategies in their classrooms. Collaborative PLC work plus two additional virtual check-ins will occur over the course of the school year as participants complete the requirements for graduate credit.

“The content of this professional learning has benefits to me as a classroom teacher!”

This professional learning is provided with the Battelle for Kids FIP Your School online platform through the support of a collaborative Principal Teacher Evaluation System Support grant between SEEC, Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative, Missouri River Education Cooperative and Northeast Services Cooperative, through ND Department of Public Instruction.

Jamestown and Pingree-Buchanan School Districts are also bringing FIP to their district and will be kicking off in November. We’ll keep you updated!

If your district is interested in bringing FIP to your school/district, please contact  LaCosta Potter at 701-446-3190 or








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