Tools for Teachers

Michigan teachers will have access to the new Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers—a collection of lessons and activities created by educators to save time, enhance instruction, and prepare students for college or a career. Tools for Teachers helps teachers identify where students are in their learning, where they are going, and how they will get there. In addition, the website was developed with a commitment to accessibility, making it easy for educators to find the strategies that support diverse learners.

Features include:

  • interactive Connections Playlists educators can use with interim assessments,
  • high-quality resources aligned to learning standards,
  • formative assessment strategies embedded in every resource, and
  • accessibility instructional strategies.

Every instructional resource includes learning goals and success criteria to help educators support their students. Smarter Balanced also has resources for teachers on how to best use these tools for distance learning.

This video shows users how to access Michigan’s Tools for Teachers through the DRC INSIGHT Portal.