5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™

5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning


You consider a shared vision for excellent teaching a top priority for improving student learning. And you’re compelled by the student experiences reflected in our research-based 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ (5D) framework. But even with the framework, do you find it challenging to bring your vision to life?

We collaborate with you to provide contextualized professional learning about the 5D framework, so you know how to apply it and create cultures of rigorous learning in your schools.

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  • Students get increased access and opportunities for meaningful learning

  • Teachers find a common language to guide growth in their teaching practice: purpose, student engagement, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment for student learning, and classroom environment and culture

  • Leaders gain a lens to guide observations, scaffold feedback, and plan professional learning


The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning is designed for central office leaders and principals, and teachers seeking a common language for high-engagement learning.


“I now have the ability to go into the classroom and look for elements of the teaching practice with a more discerning eye — and help a good teacher become a great teacher.”

- Principal



We combine professional learning sessions with group discussion, facilitated guided walks, and personalized coaching to analyze classroom practice. This sets the foundation for using the framework in your school and district to support teacher and student learning.

How the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning Works


The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning offering can be accompanied by our online assessment, the Measures of Instructional Leadership Expertise (MILE™) to identify baseline strengths and areas for growth.


Download the PDF version here.