Course Features

  • Lessons 4
  • Quizzes 3
  • Assignments 2
  • Discussions 1
  • Duration 365 Days
  • Students 71
  • Certificates Yes
  • Badges No


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 used to fully incorporate the model into the classroom.

Course Guiding Question

How can the gradual release model be used to improve my instructional practices and increase student learning?

What You Will Learn In This Course

The three parts of the gradual release model

How this model improves student performance

How to implement The Gradual Release Model in your classroom

Resources Included in this Course

  • Gradual Release Model Graphic Organizer
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility Model – Reference Model

 CPE Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 3 CPE credit hours.  Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit.  CPE# 902-391

About The Instructor

Monique Carlisle
Monique Carlisle

B.S. Education
Applied Learning & Development
University of Texas at Austin



Experience & Credentials
Over 11 Years of Teaching Experience
Former Elementary-Level Teacher
Montessori Certification
G/T Student Performance &
Curriculum Trained
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities

  • Section 1 - Creating Student Ownership

  • lesson
    Gradual Release Section 1 – Introduction
    7 minutes
  • lesson
    Gradual Release Section 1 – Lesson
    22 minutes
  • quiz
    Gradual Release Section 1 – Quiz
    6 questions
  • assignment
    Gradual Release Section 1 – Reflection
    Text Based
  • Section 2 - Supporting Student Learning

  • lesson
    Gradual Release Section 2 – Lesson
    22 minutes
  • quiz
    Gradual Release Section 2 – Quiz
    4 questions
  • discussion
    Gradual Release Selection 2 – Reflection
  • Section 3 - Putting It All Together

  • assignment
    Gradual Release Section 3 – Putting It All Together
    File Upload
  • Section 4 - Applying What You Have Learned

  • lesson
    Gradual Release – Applying What You Have Learned On Your Own
    10 minutes
  • quiz
    Final Course Survey
    6 questions

Action Potential

Our online professional development courses provide educators a range of opportunities for individual growth and development. Our courses are focused on ensuring teachers can help support educational excellence in every classroom. Our academic-based classes cover key themes such as depth of mastery in course content, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, literacy learning, expository writing strategies, response to intervention, and assessing student mastery, among others. In addition, we provide college and career readiness training programs designed to effectively train key school staff on how to build and execute programs that fit the needs of their campuses and students.
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