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Writing Instruction

Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students. The course will also cover how to group students according to their levels of spelling development, as well as class and time …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be …
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Effective instruction requires educators to fully understand the depth of understanding in a concept for each child and to communicate this to students. Methods to check for understanding, and utilization of targeted assessments are critical for students to demonstrate knowledge and grow academically.  This training discusses strategies for teachers to develop targeted assessments as one …
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To effectively teach a concept so that students can demonstrate full mastery of content, methods for deep teaching of concepts are critical.  This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to deeply teach the writing TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas writing standards and delve into the varied expectations at each …
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Response to intervention programs are reviewed, and a justification for its use in improving academic performance are outlined in this training. Differentiated instruction is explored as a fundamental component of intervention processes inside and out of the classroom.  Participants learn how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model. Course Guiding …
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Peer- reviewed research supports peer teaching as one of the most effective methods of improving student performance. Participants will explore the instructional strategies used to support peer teaching and review its use and applicability for all learners. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 3 …
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Early writers need extensive support and guidance on proper writing strategies in order to be successful- not just in literacy-based classes but also in the real world.  This training offers an introduction to proper writing practices and teaching methods for student success in expository essays- an important requirement of the 4th grade writing STAAR. Educators …
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Ensuring that reading activities are planned, goal-oriented, and at appropriate levels of rigor for the grade level are critical components of a well-designed lesson.  In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective literacy lesson and learn methods for proper text analysis. Using a text analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use text …
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