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Implementing Instructional Practices


Explore several evidence-based instructional practices used to increase student learning. Descriptions of strategies and activities will be provided to assist in the implementation of the instructional practices learned. This course replaces Implementing Reading, Writing, and Math Strategies in the PDC (Alternative Certification) Program.

Requires student contact.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply evidence-based instructional practices relevant for increasing student learning.
  • Use assessment data to identify gaps in student subject matter knowledge to improve instructional delivery.
  • Use effective feedback to promote student achievement.
  • Recognize the role of assessment in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Use differentiated instruction and scaffolding techniques to support the needs of all students.
  • Identify motivational strategies for engaging and challenging all students.
  • Identify instructional practices appropriate for designing instruction that relates subject matter to life experiences.
  • Identify characteristics and differences between content area literacy and disciplinary literacy.
  • Recognize evidence-based content area literacy strategies that are utilized by proficient readers.
  • Use disciplinary literacy strategies to increase student comprehension of discipline-specific text.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
4 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Kay Landingham, Andrew Wing, Cheryl Weaver

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Course Last Updated: 2022