Evidence-based Instruction

Formative Assessment-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course explores formative assessments, the formal and informal processes that teachers and students use collaboratively to gather evidence of student learning for the purpose of improving learning. Formative assessment is an assessment FOR learning that occurs while the learning is taking place as opposed to a summative assessment, which is an assessment OF learning that typically occurs at the end of a learning unit or course.

Explicit Instruction for Adult Learners (L2A)

In this self-paced course designed for adult educators, participants will be introduced the principles of explicit instruction (EI) and provided with both curricular materials and video examples of how EI can be implemented with adult learners. EI is a well-structured and effective methodology for teaching academic content and skills. In addition to academic outcomes, EI is designed to enable learners to gradually take more responsibility for their learning with the goal of students becoming self-regulated learners.

Effective Lesson Planning-Writing (TEAL)

In this facilitated online course, participants will learn techniques to make the most of planning time and maximize collaboration with peers. Planning is critical in identifying appropriate action steps to help one effectively reach a goal. Lesson plans help instructors set learning objectives, and they provide a road map by which instructors can organize content, materials, time, instructional strategies, and assistance in the classroom. They also represent a way to communicate to learners what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

Effective Lesson Planning-Math (TEAL)

In this facilitated online course, participants will learn techniques to make the most of planning time and maximize collaboration with peers. Planning is critical in identifying appropriate action steps to help one effectively reach a goal. Lesson plans help instructors set learning objectives, and they provide a road map by which instructors can organize content, materials, time, instructional strategies, and assistance in the classroom. They also represent a way to communicate to learners what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

Differentiated Instruction-Writing (TEAL)

Differentiated instruction is an approach that enables writing instructors to plan strategically to meet the needs of every learner. The approach encompasses the planning and delivery of instruction, classroom management techniques, and expectations of learners’ performance that take into consideration learners’ diversity and varied levels of readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

Differentiated Instruction-Math (TEAL)

Differentiated instruction is an approach that enables math instructors to plan strategically to meet the needs of every learner. The approach encompasses the planning and delivery of instruction, classroom management techniques, and expectations of learners’ performance that take into consideration learners’ diversity and varied levels of readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

Differentiated Instruction and Lesson Planning

This self-paced online course is targeted for teachers with adult education classrooms that contain students whose ages, native languages, educational backgrounds, and academic skills vary widely. The course walks participants through the steps of planning a differentiated lesson, including how to write effective learning objectives, choose among approaches to differentiation (content, process, product), and design assessments. Research shows that differentiated instruction is one of the most effective approaches for helping students learn.

Deeper Learning Through Questioning-Writing (TEAL)

Questioning is a powerful teaching approach. This facilitated online course focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning. When writing teachers ask higher-order questions and give students opportunities to think critically and to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced. Equally important as teacher questions are student self-questions. Self-questioning can guide learning and help students monitor their progress.

Deeper Learning Through Questioning-Math (TEAL)

This facilitated online course focuses on both teacher questioning and student self-questioning, exploring questioning as a powerful teaching approach. When math teachers ask higher-order questions and give students opportunities to think critically and to develop deep explanations, learning is enhanced. Equally important as teacher questions are student self-questions. Self-questioning can guide learning and help students monitor their progress.

Integrating Digital Literacy and Problem Solving into Instruction

Hear how adult educators have been integrating digital literacy into instruction. Ideas will be shared on how to use project-based learning activities to help adult students improve their problem-solving skills while offering practice with reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We will share ideas on how adult learners can improve digital literacy skills and access to technology, thereby accelerating learning.