The visiting teachers observed two EDC lessons, one in Grade 4 and one in Grade 5. The Grade 4 EDC lesson was done in a co-teach classroom, so after the lesson, one of the teachers had the opportunity to debrief with the visitors. They asked questions about the parts of the EDC lesson, how we got started, the process of implementing the program school-wide, and how the curriculum was different across grade levels.
Though EDC could not stand on its own as a math curriculum, it certainly fills the gap as a supplemental program. And, I noticed yesterday as I walked rooms that our teachers have done an outstanding job implementing this program. I sincerely appreciate that our teachers have embraced this program wholeheartedly, implemented authentically, and are always willing to open their classrooms to other educators. I know they are impacting student achievement far beyond their classroom walls.