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Gwinnett County Public School

Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies

GCPS Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies

The Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies, defined and subsequently refined by Gwinnett County Public Schools educators in 2006, 2018, and 2023 identify the research-based pedagogical strategies supported by the district for use in every classroom. Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies (QPTS) are instructional strategies based on the study of effective teaching. When these pedagogical strategies are paired with responsive teaching, they address the needs of the learner and, therefore, are the most efficient and effective path to learning for each and every student.

By identifying common research-based instructional strategies, Gwinnett County Public Schools reduces variability of instruction to assure that each and every student has the very best opportunity to access and demonstrate learning of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). The Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies represent the priority instructional strategies that Gwinnett teachers leverage to engage students in learning the AKS.