Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals (Explicit Instruction Course Module 5)

Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals (Explicit Instruction Course Module 5)

Module Overview

This module begins a series of modules on the topic of explicit instruction. Explicit instruction is about modeling and practicing to help students reach academic goals. We focus on explicit instruction in which the teacher selects an important objective, specifies the learning outcome, designs structured instructional experiences, explains directly, models the skill being taught, and provides scaffolded practice to achieve mastery. In this module, educators will learn about:

  • How to select a clear objective
  • How to model for practice
  • How to practice with students.

This module is divided into three parts, with an introduction and closing. A 508 compliant version of the full PowerPoint presentation across all parts of the module is available below.

Complete Slide Deck (508 compliant)

Workbook (508 compliant)

Introduction: How do the supporting practices maximize engagement?

This video introduces explicit instruction with a focus on selecting an important objective, specifying the learning outcome, designing structured instructional experiences, explaining directly, modeling the skill being taught, and providing scaffolded practice to achieve mastery.

 

 

Worksheets & Activities

5.1 - Read & Reflect: Solidify your Understanding

5.2 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.3 - Analyze a Video: Apply your Knowledge

5.4 - Analyze a Video: Apply your Knowledge

 

Related Videos

Introduction to Explicit Instruction: Chopping an Onion (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 18)

Example of Explicit Instruction: Cutting an Onion (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 20)

Active Participation Instruction (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 22)

 

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Part 1: How do you create objectives with appropriate learning outcomes?

In Module 5, Part 1, you will learn how to create objectives with appropriate learning outcomes. Teachers will learn:

  • Why objects are relevant within DBI.
  • How to select objectives based on student performance relative to goals.
  • How to create focused objectives that describe the specific learning outcome that shows mastery.

 

Worksheets & Activities

5.5 - Journal Entry: Module 5 Part 1

5.6 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.7 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.8 - Pause & Process: Solidify your Understanding

5.9 - Pause & Process: Solidify your Understanding

5.10 - Discussion Board Post: Module 5 Part 1

5.11 - Quiz: Module 5 Part 1

 

Related Videos

Lead Teacher Demonstration: Create an Objective (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 60)

 

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Part 2: What are the characteristics of highly effective models?

Part 2 focuses on the importance of modeling. Teachers will learn about the characteristics of a clear explanation, how to design planned examples, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional models.

 

Worksheets & Activities

5.12 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.13 - Read & Reflect: Solidify your Understanding

5.14 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.15 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.16 - Analyze a Curriculum Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.17 - Pause & Process: Solidify your Understanding

5.18 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.19 - Pause & Process: Solidify your Understanding

5.20 - Discussion Board Post: Module 5 Part 2

5.21 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.22 - Stop & Jot: Solidify your Understanding

5.23 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.24 - I'll Start It

5.25 - Journal Entry: Module 5 Part 2

5.26 - Classroom Application: Module 5 Part 2

5.27 - Discussion Board Post: Module 5 Part 2 Application

 

Related Videos

Video Example: Provide a Complete Explanation (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 104. Stop video at 01:19)

Video Example: Non-Awkward Explanation (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 128)

Analyze a Video Example: Give a Clear Explanation (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 142)

Video Example: Show all the Steps (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 157)

Video Example: Provide Unique Examples (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 160)

Lead Teacher Demonstration: Modeling Part 1 (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 166)

Lead Teacher Demonstration: Modeling Part 2 (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 167)

Analyze a Video Example: Modeling (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 170. Stop video at 01:33)

Analyze a Video Example: Modeling (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 173. Stop video at 02:35)

 

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Part 3: When and how should students practice in explicit instruction lessons?

Part 3 continues the discussion on explicit instruction by moving on from modeling to practice. The focus is on how to:

  1. decide when students are ready for practice
  2. provide guided practice
  3. provide independent practice
  4. decide the best next step based on practice

 

Worksheets & Activities

5.28 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.29 - Analyze a Curriculum: Apply your Knowledge

5.30 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

5.31 - Analyze a Video Example: Apply your Knowledge

 

Related Videos

Video Example: Lead Student Step-by-Step in Guided Practice (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 201)

Analyze a Video: Lead Student Step-by-Step in Guided Practice (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 204.
Stop video at 02:22)

Video Example: Provide Appropriate Prompts (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 210)

Video Example: Provide Immediate Feedback (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 218. Stop video at 04:30)

Lead Teacher Demonstration: Guided Practice Part 1 (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 222)

Lead Teacher Demonstration: Guided Practice Part 2 (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 223)

Video Example: Guided Practice (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 226)

Video Example: Independent Practice (Associated with PowerPoint Slide 239)

 

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Closing: What are the next steps?

The closing video wraps up the discussion on modeling and practice to help students reach academic goals. The methods learned in Module 5 are placed in the context of the DBI framework. The lecture includes a review of the checklist for creating objectives, modeling and practice. Finally, the Module concludes with a classroom application activity.

 

5.32 - Partner Work: Solidify your Understanding

Classroom Application: Module 5

 

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Coaching Materials and Facilitation Guide

"Coaching/Facilitator Guide" helps facilitate implementation, reflection, and feedback. It is intended for use by external (i.e., SEA or LEA staff, faculty, project-based coaches) or internal (i.e., school-based instructional coaches) coaches working directly with in-service educators who are learning and practicing the course content. Additionally, materials within the coaching/facilitator guide can be adapted by faculty as they prepare pre-service educators. The goal for coaching/facilitation is to ensure that educators are practicing the content they are learning and receiving feedback to improve their instruction. Included in this guide are: (a) sample communication emails, (b) a master checklist, (c) a discussion guide with important talking points, and (d) a fidelity form that can be completed by a coach/facilitator when observing classroom instruction.

Coaching/Facilitator Guide

 

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